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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If I need to choose between Nadal and Federer's game I will always stich with Federer. Nadal's movement is not natural as result of switching from his the dominant arm and creating a monster musle machine. Uncle Tony was sucesfull with results but in my book that can be called anti-tennis. I just hope that his game does not get adopted in a future by today's kids because we will get robots on a court. How many of you can bring some of his elements in your game? Try to crate the power shot by brushing the ball behind your head and moving your body backwards... good luck :)
I know I will miss Roger! Right now I rarely watch Major finals that don't involve Fed. More beauty will be taken away from the sport when Roger is forced to hang it up. I hate when people want change in sport for something or somebody new. Greatness needs to be appreciated in its time as well as when it fades into history. Oh well once Rog' is gone that will another spot for another hard serving, forehand pounding, two fisted backhand academy clone. :-(
Even in the winter of the man's career take time to appreciate his "style with substance" game. It would be really lovely for Fed to go out in 2K12 with a Wimby and the singles Olympic gold. Let's really go to Fantasy and have him win mixed dubs with Mirka!
I like watching Federer play, I like his all court game and his one handed backhand.
I wont miss those dumb jackets he wears after the matches or his crying after he loses.
Okay so you lost the US Open final - get over it. I hope now that hes a father he can put
these things in perspective.