All my respect for Roger went flying out the window today. Him breaking down in tears after the match was akin to a ten year old boy crying after being beat in a game of monopoly. His tears stemmed from being bested by Rafa yet again. He can't handled being number two and he most definitely can't handle losing, especially to Rafa. Yeah, he can surely dish it, but he's not man enough to take it.
We all know Federer has a history of temper tantrums that's been well documented. It was a real big problem in the juniors and It even spilled over into the early stages of his professional career. Federer has went on record talking about how hard it was for him to get past it. What happened after the final was Roger regressing into his familiar role as a bad loser. Seeing Roger balling like that revealed a lot about his character and I'm not impressed.
a temper tantrum?! he was distraught. he had just battled for over 4 hours against his biggest rival in front of his idol, and had lost. he knew that all the criticism he had managed to deflect after the USO would come flooding back, and he would have to face endless comments about the end of his career and the start of a decline.
and he's not allowed to cry?
I don't understand your view at all.