Losing his US Open title and 41-match winning streak was a huge blow but Roger Federer says he will spend no time in brooding over it.
"This one I think is easy to get over just because I've had the most amazing summer," he said. "I tried everything, you know. Didn't work. I missed chances. He played well and in the end it was a tough fifth set. It's acceptable. But life goes on. No problem."
Federer's comments reflected his magnificent run through the summer and the joy came in late July when he and wife Mirka had twin girls.
"Unbelievable. Unbelievable run. Being in all major finals and winning two of those and losing the other two in five sets.
"Sure, I would have loved to win those two as well. Being so close, I think I was two points away from the match today.
"That's the way it goes sometimes.
"But the year has been amazing already and it's not over yet. Got married and had kids, don't know how much more I want."
Federer admitted that he had finished the tournament and the year's last Grand Slam in dire need of a good rest.
Next up, he said, would be a long rest period followed by getting prepared for the Masters events in Madrid and Paris followed by the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.
(China Daily September 16, 2009)