- What is a Federer Fanatic?
A Federer fanatic(or Fedfanatic) is someone who specializes in following the career of one specific player(Roger Federer) to the exclusion of everyone else. They prefer his playing style and personality above anyone else’s. They don’t care much for whether other players are also great or whether they are stronger in certain areas than Federer. For all they care Federer is the greatest in all areas and any flaw he might have could be explained away and justified somehow.
Federer is the embodiment of perfection. He truly is love and life. Nothing comes close. The head-to-head problem with Nadal is purely due to a matchup issue and, therefore, can’t be used against him in the GOAT debate. The 2004-2007 era that Federer dominated was as strong as any era and Federer only started losing to Nadal and Djokovic after that because he was in terminal decline. It is wrong to want Federer to lose. That means you have poor judgment.
Anyone with a decent set of moral values and logic will always want Federer to win. He is the ultimate in tennis and when he retires I will lose interest in tennis because anything else will be an anti-climax. In short, Federer is tennis and when he retires tennis will be dead and I will be devastated. I just hope and pray Federer wins one more slam before he retires(preferably a record 8th Wimby) so that he can go out on a high and I can have my fairy tale ending in which case his retirement will be easier for me.
It’s all about me.
- What is a Tennis Fanatic?
A tennis fanatic loves tennis first and foremost. He knows no player is bigger than the sport, no matter how great they may be. Tennis players are transient while tennis remains. This person is adaptable as far as being a tennis fan goes. He can appreciate different styles and personalities in tennis. He may like some more than others, but even if he doesn’t like some he can still appreciate their strengths. He is not beyond having favorites. After all, as long as we are human we have our likes and dislikes.
That said, he doesn’t get hung up on any given player. He knows players are transient and that there will always be someone whose game he can enjoy and who he can identify with. Don’t confuse a tennis fanatic with a ‘glory hunter’. That infamous term is reserved for fans who always want more no matter how good it gets. They want perfection, even though all logic points to the fact that there is no such thing in the manifest world. A tennis fanatic enjoys both the ups and the downs.
They know it’s part of the sport and they don’t expect perfection. They live in the moment and appreciate everything. They don’t get stuck in the past or get attached to a future outcome. They are adaptable and therefore if they don’t like the present moment they change it. They are more concerned about a player’s tennis and on-court personality than with the player’s private life away from tennis. This is something called celebrity worship and a tennis fanatic wants nothing to do with it.
It’s all about tennis.
- Which Are You?
Remember there is no judgment here. You are what you are. I just wanted to make a clear distinction between a Fedfanatic and a tennis fanatic in this post and I wanted to find out what kind of people read my blog.
The is in your court.