Originally Posted by Topspindoctor
Olderer was in a win-win situation when it came to faking life crippling illness (or so his fangirls would have us believe). You see it started in USO 2007 final where he had to rely on a horrendous choke from Novak to win. He realized then, he wasn't an invincible ballerina and a tennis god. So he was fearful that once he's exposed by young, strong and hungry players, his legacy will be questioned. (after all beating clowns like Roddick, and Mugzalez in slams doesn't take much effort).
The mono was perfect: it gave him an excuse in case he lost AND it elevated him to a status of a warrior who never gives up even when he's on his death bed. It all went according to plan. Despite Djokovic and later Nadal who started dominating him in slams, his previous achievements were never under question. After all, Goderer would easily win 3 slams in 2008 if he weren't "sick". Olderer played gullible media and tennis fans like a bunch of pawns on a chess board. Only the perceptive saw through the charade of a tennis player who feared that he was starting to lose his grip on tennis dominance because actual competition had emerged.
Wow. I had never considered it like that.
That '07 US Open final must have really scared him. Do you think he started planning the mono story then? Maybe after the trophy ceremony?
What do you think about this latest back "injury"? I mean it does have a lot in common with the whole mono thing. An injury right before Australia... could he be doing it again! Although, to be fair he has had back injuries his whole career. Unless of course he's been faking this whole time in anticipation of this day? That seems a little far-fetched though. Then again, no one would suspect his chronic back issues were just an elaborate ploy set up years ago so it could actually be the perfect cover.
I really need your view on this man. You understand this thing so well.