Originally Posted by Rogiman
Like most of you, I also found Roger's tears today endearing, but I'm afraid (and I must say I'm not a psychologist or a doctor or anything) it has revealed something deeper - the man could be on the verge of a mental breakdown.
And who wouldn't be...?
For more than two years now this nice and sensitive person has been "Mr. Perfect" for everyone, winning 172 out of 182 matches(94.5%!!!), being the overwehlming favorite to win every tournament he enters (which he's almost always justified), carrying the responsibility for tournament's publication on his shoulders (Shanghai, anyone...?), and worst of all - being reminded of dozens of different records he's seemingly on the verge of breaking by media people.
I had similar thoughts and I am not a psychologist either
. While it was a great moment to share, those tears showed the pressure under which Roger must have been throughout the tourney and the relief to have won it with willpower, mental toughness and physical strength, but without the artistic fluidity he had shown elsewhere before.
However, for once, I would not put the blame on the media. I deeply feel it is pressure from within, he himself wants to win all those tournaments and of course the GS, even if he wisely refuses to speak about it in public. And while I adore high ambitions and the determination to achieve them, I wonder what the price might be.Relax, Roger! I think Mirka has some work to do, and that goes far beyond childish girl-friend gossip.