nar·cis·sism (närs-szm) or nar·cism (närszm)
1. Excessive love or admiration of oneself.
As defined by the American Medical Heritage Dictionary.
As many have stated Roger has ended 2007 just like he began 2007. Following today's match, HERE'S ROGER!!!
I always knew I had great defensive skills, and I showed that again this week with the great offensive skill. And when both work, it's hard to beat me basically."
Ah...humility personified....I give you Mr. Federer.
Seriously though, I STILL believe there have been a few "chinks" in the armor...revealed/produced and the days of Roger's complete dominance on the tour are over. A few hot serving days...brought on by confidence generated by playing pigeons Mr. Fixit and Mr. "Have Serve but Will Still Not Travel". And playing a final against David and Friends...whom you've lost a set to only once in (now) eight matches.
Listen, I'm sorry...you do not, if your are Roger Federer, and I mean do NOT lose to Gonzo. Particularly after the year he has had. Give Roger credit...the man is certainly a half glass full person.
Yes, Roger you won the head to head over your main rivals. However, Sir Cheat-a-Lot did crush you in a third tiebreak...and had set points on you in the first two sets at the Open. Rafa did crush your French Open dreams AGAIN (oooh...Hamburg...EVERYONE knows Hamburg is far more important than RG
) You won a set against Rafa 6-0...but followed that up with another loss to Rafa in Paris...where you have never defeated him.
You won Wimbledon; however, you managed to ONLY win in five sets...after an injury timeout saved you from a mental breakdown/tantrum the likes we haven't seen since Boom Boom Becker lost to Mr. "How to Win Ugly" himself, Brad Gilbert.
Let's see, you did end the year #1, and win your first title on an indoor surface. And you defeated David of the House of Nal...um wait...he wasn't playing in Shanghai. Whoops, my mistake.
Mark my words: Roger COULD end the year #1...but the days of showing up on court...and marveling at your own skills following win after win are over. Whether you want to believe it or not...