Rome Semi-final: Federer def Federer 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

I don’t have to say much more then what the title says. The match was always going to be on Roger’s racquet. The Djokovic fans will think their man performed another miracle but nothing could be further from the truth. Roger is mentally a broken man and it would take a miracle for him to recover. I don’t even see the point of continuing this blog, because not only will I be giving myself false hope but I will be giving you false hope and setting you up for disappointment. I just lost my respect for Roger, he goes away way to cheaply in his matches these days. And in the end I guess it was always on the cards. He is a sensitive guy and tennis is a brutal sport. In tennis being human and having emotions is a draw back.

It’s sad but that is sport. We live in a society driven by competition and the more you can rub your opponents nose in the dirt the better. That was one of the things that eventually put me off from tennis as a player. I used to be an extremely competitive individual but I have changed my mind a great deal about competition. While it pushes people to be their best it also brings out the worst in people. Wars and the like is just another form of competition, and sport is just another form of war.The problem with competition is that for every winner there has to be a loser. OK I know this subject is getting to deep for some people so if you want to learn more about what really matters in life you can read my spirituality blog.

I started this blog because I always had a passion for tennis but watching someone I like and respected being disgraced is a reminder of the limitations of sport. Watching how Djokovic celebrated after the match made me sick. He was handed the match by Roger, anyone who tells you differently knows nothing about tennis. So seeing him celebrate like that as if he did this great thing is actually making me laugh about it now :D I have detached myself from Roger’s results of late so you can rest assured this is not sour grapes from me, I really find it funny how Djokovic celebrated at the end. Anyhow at least I have learned how not to be phased by Roger’s results through this blog, so in that sense it’s been a positive experience for me.

From now on I will put more of my focus into my spirituality blog, because in the end spirituality is infinitely more important then tennis or anything on the physical plane. I’m not sure what to do with this blog at the moment. I have put a lot of effort into it and don’t want to just abandon it, but like I said the nightmare for Roger is very likely to continue. Whats the point of watching someone that is a legend in your eyes going down in flames? Anyhow I need some time to think things through.

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12 Comments

  1. In yesterday post you said that the least you hope for Roger was to make SF.so I´m so sad as you, sure Roger needs mental help, even I think his tennis is coming back, but he can´t fight, that´s the point.But please continue your Roger´s blog,I love to read about Roger here,hope he will do better in Madrid.(I too hate NJ. manners, but that is his problem).Graciela.

    Sorry for my English is so poor!

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  2. I love your blogs and would be dissapointed if you stopped writing them. Federer is definately going through a tough time but i’m not ready to give up on him. He’ll reach that point and realize that he needs to make changes and he’ll do it. I hope it’s this year but maybe it’s next year or the next. I’m not a fan of Federer because he wins all the time (of course, that’s how it started)I’m a fan because of his sportsmanship and because of his achievements and his style of playing and how easy he makes it look. Every Great player (even the greatest of the greatest) have to someday come down to beeing human and it seems that time has come. It’s earlier then we all expected but, hey, he played greater then anyone ever expected and i can only imagine what kind of affect that has on him. So i still support and love Federer and will remain a huge fan of him regardless of whether he ever wins a single title again.

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  3. Please don’t stop your blog — there are still so many Federer fans — give him some more time. Maybe when he gets back to winning Slams there will also be a champion who has a great heart and who will be nearly as good a person as he is coming up. Nadal has been around quite a while – Djokovic is a terrible sportsman — everyone knows this and there really is no all surface hero like him with his charisma and graciousness =—Don’t give up hope ( I really know the feeling)!

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  4. I agree with Amanda Parker, please do not stop your blog….many, many Federer fans will keep hoping, know it is very difficult at the moment. Hope you will find it in your heart to continue your support for Roger.

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  5. I don´t agree with you, you don´t understand he is just a human, I think you forget what he´d done, is not true that Roger will loss his legacy.I think he is not far away from playing his best tennis again, go, go elsewhere you may just find someone who wins everything! He has made progress in the last couple of tournements. If you are a true fan you will be there for him when he loses as well as the wins.
    For God sake people stop tearing him down, because he lost a match, is not the end of the world is only a tennis match.As a Roger fan hope you don´t shut your blog.

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  6. Hi guys I appreciate your comments. I feel really sorry for Roger that he has to go through this humiliation and pain. If I decide to continue this blog it would have a lot to do with you guys. I guess Roger has the best fans in the world…

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  7. It couldn’t be more paintful – loosing by clown called Djokovich always hurts. He has no fitness, he has no tennis intelect but he took the match. Anyway.
    Just don’t stop the blog, please!

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  8. Can we start an “I hate Novak Djokovic” website or blog? I would wake up every morning looking forward to reading about his gaffes and lack of humility — even the interviews of Andy Roddick about Djokovic at the US Open would be hilarious. I know it’s terribly ungracious BUT… just a thought!

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  9. Lol yeah could be funny. I’m sure I’d have a lot of material to work with :twisted: Let me think about it, I may just ask my readers about it in a poll…

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  10. I share the same thoughts.I respect him more than any sport personality in my life.I watch all his matches and the moment he loses, I have just no interest.I have been observing his subltle actions for about 1 year which tell me he lost it mentally not from a game point of view.For the sake of tennis he gets back into his majestic groove , may be with a coach

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    Ru-an Reply:

    Hi santhi. Majestic is a better word then any ive used to describe Roger’s play in my blog! I can’t think of a better word to use to describe Roger’s game when he is at his best actually. It is just something that has never been seen in the sport before. I hope you don’t mind if I steal your word for future blog posts :D

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