Mirka and I are very happy to share the news that Myla & Charlene will be big sisters in 2014! Happy Holidays…
Before I continue with my post let me first of all wish you a merry Christmas. I hope you all had a blessed time with your loved ones and that none of you were alone. But if you were then let me remind me of the Fedfamily here on my blog who cares and who are all connected thanks to Roger Federer. I spent the day with family myself but I felt the need to connect with you guys as well, who have been such loyal and faithful followers of my blog. My blog reaching an age of 5 years and a million views recently is a tribute to all of us. Those things would not have happened if there wasn’t something special about this blog. So I think we can afford to feel proud of ourselves for these achievements. All of us. Whatever the future holds it has been a great ride full of ups, downs, passion, intensity, interesting discussion, friendship, and much more.
Well then. Full of surprises this GOAT, isn’t he? Let me say congratulations to the Federer’s for expecting their third child. As I’ve always said there is never a dull moment in the Federer camp. There is always something happening. Even in the off season. I can’t speak for others but I’m sure there are quite a few people who hopes this will be a boy. It would just balance things out a bit after the twin girls and may be someone who follows in Roger’s footsteps. At first I wasn’t sure what to make of this new development but I’m sure Roger knows exactly what he is doing, and if anything it will just improve his tennis. And if it doesn’t it won’t matter either. There are more important things to life than tennis(I’m serious!). It is exciting either way and of course Roger has no shortage of ‘help’ when it comes to the children.
With a fan in Dubai
He is so wealthy that he can have the best of both worlds. That’s why probably it is positive for his tennis if anything. He is in a great position in his life where he can be a good parent and a professional sportsman at the same time without either of the two negatively influencing the other. Of course cash plays a role in this and Roger is an exceedingly wealthy man. And he deserves every penny. Roger did not become one of the wealthiest sportsman in history through greed and selfish motives. He has given joy and inspiration to countless fans around the world and entertained them to no end. He has treated other people as equals and tirelessly given of his time and energy to the public. In a society driven by idol worship he is one of the extremely rare idols who actually deserves that status.
He was named the second most respected and trusted personality in the world second only to the late Nelson Mandela in 2011. I never said anything about Mandela’s passing in my blog but believe me it was felt here in South Africa, as I’m sure it was all over the world. Either way it says a lot about Roger to get elected for such an honor behind someone like Mandela. And he may as well be the most respected and trusted person in the world at this point. And I didn’t even mention his foundation which recently celebrated its 10th year of existence. The man is a true inspiration. Always sees the glass as half full. Always bounces back from adversity. Always respectful and giving tennis a good name. One doesn’t even want to think about the void it would leave the day he leaves the sport.
Well it’s not long before Brisbane now, is it? Just 5 more days and the man is back on court! I’m very excited to see the ‘new’ Roger in action and whether he has a few more surprises in store for us. Will he have a new racquet? Will he serve-and-volley more? Will his confidence keep increasing from where it left off in London? Can he start the 2014 season with a title? All these questions will be answered and I am waiting in anticipation and excitement. Maybe the expectancy of an addition to the Federer household will also serve as an inspiration for Roger to rise to even bigger heights. Children makes one feel young after all, especially if you can afford to pay others to do some of the more energy sapping work. What do you guys think? Do you think this new development will inspire Roger or do you think it could interfere with his tennis?