...Roger didn’t say it but his meta-point seemed to be that we have become so accustomed to his success that we dismiss anything that falls short of a win in the finals. He didn’t say it but he seemed to be implying that we his fans, are somewhat prone to either-or thinking, such that anything that is not a win in the finals is defined as a failure. He didn’t say it, because he was doing his whole classy guy act, but he seemed to be hinting that in this, we are all quite full of it. And then some.
I thought of this today when I looked at the series of questions that Dinara Safina faced from the press, minutes after being wiped out by Venus Williams. Here are the first three questions, verbatim:...
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