It is the curse of success: no sooner do you achieve one goal than the world expects you to achieve another.
We’ve had Serena Williams against Vika Azarenka in the first round, Serena against Garbine Muguruza in the second round and now we have Roger Federer against Stan Wawrinka in the third round. At this rate, there won’t be anyone left that we recognise to contest the finals.
The last time the two Swiss friends met in the Californian desert back in 2017, Stan called Fed a very rude word. He had just lost in straight sets to the old GOAT in the final, the 20th thumping he had taken from the man he called a pal, and he was getting a bit tearful during the presentation ceremony (he was exhausted and the emotions were all getting a bit much).