__________________ "What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic pander to plutocrats and charge huge appearance fees. The "trickle down effect" means that tournaments like the Heineken Open now have to pay appearance money for racketeers that many of us have never heard of. It's close to extortion.
At the end of Federer's first round match at the Australian Open a fawning interviewer asked about his kids and if he had bought coach Stefan Edberg a birthday present - no, by the way, the privilege of knocking up with 'King Roger' was enough of a present apparently.
Re: Post all racket smash photos & videos in here!
Originally Posted by Sunset of Age
And of course, the GOAT in Racket Smashing:
Once when I was in Barcelona watching Rafa & Feli practice, Marat was on the court next to them and they stopped and stood on their toes to see over us and see what the hell he was doing! Marat smashed 5 or 6 rackets in 3 minutes or so only in practice