This, said that before too. More muscle is needed, not much but some. Federer was in much better shape back in 2011/2012. He can still be in top shape, just needs to do some more gym, get some power and drop all excess lard.
First of all, howdy to all my fellow tennis and Roger fans. I still love the game, and admire Roger's incredible talent for tennis.
Now I don't necessarily think he needs much Muscle mass, he needs to work on toning and working on resistance training to tighten and become possibly more explosive in the upper body but at almost 33 I think his latitude is not in his favor.
Originally Posted by Scott Stevenett
me too! I'm gutted.
Let's just say the women's final didn't go the way I wanted it to either so its been a difficult weekend to get over
I am sorry to hear that, I love Kvitova's game, and she's such a graceful sports woman. Yeah that massacre of Brazil was painful, but I knew that with Neymar or no non they would end up short against the prowess of Bayern's. Had there been a Kaka or two or a Ronaldinho that's a different story. I was hopeful that both Brazil and Roger would win but the odds weren't on their side.
However, I don't mind Novak's game, he is mighty talented, and Germany is so technically sound that you can't help but admire their discipline and talent.
^^ Well after today's unbelievable scoreline against Brazil, I'm double gutted. Think I'm giving up on sports for a bit
I hear and feel you.
You summed it up perfectly Sophocles. Thank you. I'd always picked Djokovic to win Wimbledon this year and that Nadal would be out before the s/f which made me believe/hope Roger would get to the final.
I tried to convince myself the day before the final that Roger could beat Novak, but I wasn't successful. The fact that it went to a 5th set was a bonus for me as I'd taken the result to be Djokovic in 4 (as it could well have been).
Perhaps that's why I took the loss so well and felt nothing but pride for the way Roger fought to take it to a 5th.
Commiserations to Brazil soccer fans ...we don't watch football matches in our house but were so surprised when we flicked on briefly to see what the score was after 30 minutes.
I am of course disappointed, a nice round number like 18 would have sounded and felt so much better, but all credit to Novak, and none to take away from a valiant Roger. He showed what a great champion he is and how much Wimbledon and championships finals mean to him. Hopefully he truly isn't as gutted as he say's he's not.