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.
Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest he had a temper tantrum, because obviously that was far from the case. I only mentioned that to show a glimpse into the character of Roger. A person who can't deal with their anger is also a person who can't deal with their emotions. That's the only thing I was getting at by bringing that up.
You kinda get at my point as to why I don't respect those kinds of tears. Like you said he knows the criticism is on it's way and all the chatter is about to ensue- so what does he do to combat it all? Breaks down and cries
Fed simply can't deal and it's quite sad, IMO.
He's allowed his tears and if he couldn't help, then he couldn't help it- but you have to realize that their are other people out their who interpret his tears the way that I do- and just because you and I don't agree, it doesn't mean I'm wrong for feeling the way I do about his tears.
I don't agree. When you work hard for something and give it all you got, it hurts like hell if you fail. I haven't been to a GS final, but I can imagine how he felt.
I'm not disagreeing that it hurts like hell and that the temptation to cry is real. I know it is, but in my view, crying like that is a sign of him not being a good sport. Again, he can dish it but he can't take it.
LOL. You think being a match away from an historical achievement and fulfilling a dream that he has had since he first started playing tennis is comparable to a game of monopoly?
It's all relative actually. To that 10 year old boy winning that game of monopoly probably is just a big deal as Fed making history. And if you're comparing life events, when it's all said and done it's only a tennis match- was it really worthy of those crocodile tears?