Being A Fed Hater Can’t Be Fun
I almost feel for people who don’t like Roger Federer. Not only does he win a ridiculous amount of Slams, does oodles for charity, (his racket just sold for over 28 grand for Haiti on Ebay), and is generally considered the greatest player of all time, Federer shows no sign of going away. Not with twenty eight years, not with all the records, and not with twins and a wife. The man just keeps on rolling. And he keeps winning. Being a Federer fan couldn’t be a more fantastic thing.
Tonight I watched Federer again play brilliantly to grab his sixteenth Slam, and his first as a father. It never gets old. Murray didn’t play badly. He didn’t serve great, but I’m yet to see him put in a great first serving percentage anyway. His forehand proved itself again to be the worst groundstroke in the top five, and he played his normal, defensive tennis. Against a lot of people, that would have worked. There is no denying Murray did some choking in the third set, but it just proves exactly how hard it is to beat Federer. The man never goes away at important moments.
Murray’s mini breakdown after the match will earn a lot of fans. Showing that he isn’t just a cold, monotonous robot, his tears proved that he has a real love of the game. I’m never going to be a fan, but I did like seeing his softer side. And yes, I did feel a tad sorry for him. I wrote a piece after the US Open last year feeling epic sympathy for Murray and hoping he eventually wins a Slam. I still do… just not until Federer retires.
Being a Federer fan is epic. And much like Roger, my love of his winning doesn’t seem to be dying anytime soon…
Great tournament, and I loved being there. Seriously going to try and save the two grand and go to everything next year. EVERYTHING. Congrats to Fed for the title, Muzz for the tournament, and Nole for becoming the new number two. Also congrats to Cilic, who played brilliantly. I hope Rafa and delPo get better soon! On the womens side, congrats to Serena for the title, Henin on the comeback, and Li Na for a great tournament. Hope Masha gets her shit together soon though, I miss her.
Bring on the French.