Originally Posted by Mellow Yellow
It always amazes me when fans are pissed at Roger because he doesn't live up to their expectations. Roger owes me zip, zero, nadda. I feel bad for him when he's so close to the record books and Nadal (or whomever) snatches it away from him. I hope he can find the confidence he needs to achieve those records. There are a lot of things I wish and hope for, but never am I angry with him or disappointed IN him. I'm more disappointed FOR him.
Boris Becker once said re: loosing (and I'm paraphrasing): it's only a tennis match. Nobody died. I remind myself that whenever Roger looses a match.
Exactly it's only tennis these athletes are playing out there at the end of the day. As a fan and a great admirer of Federer's game it is disappointing to see him lose, however one can't do much about that outcome. For the most part Federer usually wins when he is playing well, not so so much these days. Nonetheless, just enjoy the tennis and if you really are a tennis fan, there's more to tennis than just Federer. Nevertheless, Federer makes tennis all the much richer and enjoyable.