It's been a while since I've dedicated an entire post to a video but today a new one from 1893stuttgartschwabe was released titled: Roger Federer – Hope Dies Last and it's one of the best I've seen in a while.
I think it's been released at just right the time and the title pretty much sums up where we are at right now, Roger is still on a low after losses at the US Open & Shanghai, his fans are wondering what to expect from him both short term and into 2014 and he's just split with his coach of three years Paul Annacone.
The video contains matches primarily from this season and shows he's still capable of producing some stunning points but has ultimately fallen short in a lot of tournaments be it due to bad luck, a bad back, bad shot selection or being badly short on confidence.
There's still time to use 2013 as a springboard into 2014 however and it will be interesting to see how Roger does especially in Basel which has been one of his strongest tournaments over the years. How he performs should be a good indicator as to win the World Tour Finals in 2010 and 2011 he's won Basel both times too so if he slumps there it could well be season over for him.
The song selections work too which is always tricky and I think the way the clips have been together combined with the snippets of commentary and music makes this video near peRFect. Enjoy!