Many prayers have been heard. Many questions have been answered.
But, of all the solace one could savor having followed the Swiss genius loyally till his seventh Wimbledon title, the record 17th Slam and his march back to No.1, a blissful break from all the bunkum about his dying legacy tops the list. Period.
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When Andy Roddick lost to Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2009 finals, he sat down dripping with sweat while Federer took a victorious stroll around the Centre Court.
Despite one of his best fights, Roddick had lost to Federer for the third time at SW19 and fourth time in a Grand Slam.
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When No.3 Roger Federer lost to J W Tsonga in the Wimbledon quarters this year, a friend of mine texted me saying, “The soul is out of Wimbledon.”
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Looks like I am late to catch up with this current tennis season. Montreal whizzed past with, expectedly so, No.1 Novak Djokovic lifting the trophy, winning five ATP 1000 tournaments in a year, and tucking in “a winning percentage of 98.1 better than McEnroe’s season-ending percentage of 96.5 in 1984”.
No.2 Rafael Nadal and No.4 Andy Murray exited in the first round itself, while No.3 Roger Federer fell to Tsonga in a 3-setter despite playing some of his best tennis shots. Continue reading