Y'know I was almost about to post this myself, earlier on. It absolutely deserves its own thread. It provides an answer to every ridiculous accusation and insult that has been hurled Roger's way since the Wimbledon final. An absolute must read for any Fed fan who has felt hurt or outraged, or who has not been able to enjoy this amazing win as they should, due to the extreme levels of Fed-bashing apparent in almost all corners of the tennis world.
What should have been a beautiful, historic day just ended up as another reason to tear him to shreds. And, given the champion he is, given what he has done for the sport, and how much he loves it, it's really not okay that he's being called an arrogant, presumptuous twat, that the media are all but painting horns on his head, that his own supposed "fans" are saying that they now hate him because of his speech. When it comes down to it, he - after it was handed to him on court
- put on a piece of clothing he was contractually obliged to, and shortly afterwards - when he was clearly overwhelmed himself - did his very best to comfort and empathize with his opponent, because losing several heartbreaking slam finals to the same guy really is
something he can understand, actually. If people chose to react negatively to that, it's their problem, not Roger's.