Well what a guy this Federer is. Not only did him and Mirka give birth to twin girls but now he did the impossible by giving birth to twin boys! Just incredible. As far as I know Roger’s twins are identical, and if the twins are identical the chances of having twins a second time is 0.00000143 according to this article. Not only is Roger the GOAT tennis player but he may just have become the GOAT dad too. There is just something very special about this guy. The household is now complete. Two twin boys to balance out the two twin girls. What a prolific achiever this GOAT is. I just have to congratulate Roger and Mirka and I bet this feels as good to Roger as any of his tennis achievements, if not better. Roger seems to live a miracle life but I think it all comes down to his attitude. He always looks at the glass as half full and he is a confident but humble guy.
The situation with Stan and Davis Cup made that clear to me. Stan at times have seemed jealous of Roger but Roger chose to see the good in Stan and didn’t hold it against him. He believed in Stan and in turn Stan has transformed into a slam winner. Good things are always happening around Roger and he has an inspirational effect on the people who are in contact with him. I mean even to people who he does not interact with directly, like us who have never met him. He sets and example and inspires us. It’s is just a universal law that you attract circumstances and situations to yourself according to your own attitude. This is totally consistent with my belief that inner reality is primary and that we create our reality with our attitudes and thoughts. Roger’s ‘good fortune’ has nothing to do with luck.
It is due to obedience to very exact natural laws, whether he does so consciously or unconsciously. Of course this means Roger has withdrawn from Madrid because he wanted to be present at his children’s birth. It was somewhat disappointing to me because I have some time now to watch tennis in my break, but when I heard Mirka gave birth to twin boys I was delighted. Roger has not officially withdrawn from Rome and he is in the draw. Someone on my blog has said that he withdrew from Rome too but that is false. I just saw a picture on twitter of Roger practicing on clay in Zurich too so it looks like he will play Rome. I hope so anyway. Getting in some more competitive tennis on clay won’t hurt his preparation for Paris in a year when Nadal is very vulnerable and there is no clear favorite for the French Open.
The photo from twitter I mentioned
As for Madrid Nadal won his second match 6-1, 6-4 today against Niemenin after beating Moncao 6-1, 6-0 in his first match. As if that draw was not easy enough he now plays Berdych and not Dimitrov. Berdych beat Dimitrov today after losing the first set and I am actually surprised that Berdych did not fall apart at the prospect of having to face his master Nadal again. It’s a shame because Nadal utterly owns him these days. At least Dimitrov have pushed Nadal hard on clay before and with Nadal’s lack of confidence Dimitrov would have had a real chance of upsetting him. Nadal seems to have endless luck, because not only did all the other contenders either withdrew or lose early, but Nadal’s draw is a cakewalk. And he needs his luck more than ever before with the confidence crises he is experiencing.
There is hardly anyone left in the Madrid draw who can really threaten him and there is a good chance he will win the event, gaining precious confidence just before Roland Garros. He can build on that confidence in Rome and if he wins there too he all of a sudden becomes a serious threat for the French again. But Madrid is not in the bag yet. Lets wait a while and see what happens. Nadal’s confidence is still extremely fragile. Don’t let the couple of easy wins in the first two matches fool you. They meant nothing. Maybe even Berdych could trouble Nadal, and then there are still players like Nishikori, Ferrer, and Gulbis left in the draw. The current Nadal is not the Nadal who was a lock winner of almost every clay tournament he entered. Stan crushed his confidence in Melbourne and he is by no means a lock for this title.
In some other news Agassi joined Mcenroe in losing the plot by calling Nadal the GOAT. I wonder if it is a coincidence that both of them have a history of drug abuse. Also Nadal has whined about the 25 second rule between points for the umpteenth time while still taking an average of 30 seconds between points. Nadal will be Nadal…