That is according to BBC commentator and three-time men’s singles champion John McEnroe.
Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal in four sets in front of a packed Centre Court crowd.
The Swiss won the opening set on a tie-break after there was no break of serve.
But Nadal came back fighting, brushing aside Federer 6-1 in the second set.
I don’t think Roger has ever lost a set at Wimbledon 6-1 or 6-0. That could have been the worst set I’ve ever seen him play
John McEnroe on Roger Federer against Rafael Nadal
McEnroe says that set was the worst he has ever seen Federer play during his illustrious career.
However, he praised the 37-year-old for how he immediately responded in the following set.
“I thought at the beginning, if it’s possible after playing 39 times, [there was] a little feel-out process, dealing with the nerves,” McEnroe said.
“It was semi-inevitable to go to a tie-break, it was big for Roger to win that first set.
“That was arguably, I don’t think Roger has ever lost a set at Wimbledon 6-1 or 6-0.
“That could have been the worst set I’ve ever seen him play.
“A key point in the match for me was early in the third, that he was able to shrug that off.
“That’s a lot easier said than done against a raging bull that wants it so bad and has been playing so well.
“So that was a key moment that he sort of got back on track and got back ahead.
“But all in all, it wasn’t at the level for me of the 2008 fine.
“But the way it ended sort of made up for everything.”
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