Roger will retire. It's a fact. What will this do to the sport? Will you enjoy watching tennis any less?
I'm old. I remember when Sampras was king (and before). I tend to root for the underdog. So I rooted a lot against Pete and Roger too. However with Rog, I'm starting to root for him at this point. (Something I never came to do with Pete because he bored me.) Roger was so damn good for so long that many of us got sick of him winning everything. But his game is beautiful and he's a great guy, so I'm rooting for another major this year and maybe a Gold at the Olympics. Talk about going out on a high note.
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Totally got off track there Cordell! :-)
I had to look back up at my question to see if I mentioned GOAT. :-)
You say: I don't think Federer will be missed, cuz the Federer that ppl grew to love seems to be gone already.
That is exactly why he'll be missed. So many people expect so much from him, when he falls from the top 5 and even top 10, people will definitely wax nostalgic. Maybe even me.