Originally Posted by Roger the Dodger
Hope eager fanboys don't shed tears then if he falls flat on the ground like he did against Raonic in Wimbly last year. That wasn't an aberration. That was an early reminder that athletes age and scheduling tournaments wisely keeps him in the mix for few more years than send him out forever.
I am very interested to see if Federer allows his competitive sense to completely override common sense.
Slow as ass claycourt season is a strict no-no. But its up to him. Lets see.
Almost sounds like a jinx attempt.
Let's not exaggerate. He's not 76 years old, of whom you'd almost expect to accidentally slip and break his hip, because of low bone density. Obviously, there's wear and tear and the risk of injuries is somewhat increased due to it. But the "default" reason why ageing athletes retire is not because their bodies start falling apart all of a sudden, but because in a game of slim margins even a little loss in muscle and speed costs them their competitive edge.
He knows what's the real state of his health is and made it clear how much staying healthy after tennis is important to him (his career aside, he's still a young man, you know...). We should just trust his judgement and stop pretending we know better. We don't.