The quarterfinals are coming to an end. Djokovic defeated an 18 year old Aussie, Nadal’s predicted to sweep past Fish, the American, and Murray and Lopez are yet to play.
But perhaps the most surprising, most upsetting result was the outcome of Federer’s match. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the victor, is a powerhouse of a tennis player. His rubgy-like frame and booming serves were too much for Roger. The Frenchman won in five sets.
What does this mean for Roger? Personally, I believe this was Federer’s last chance to pull through and win a major. It’s actually kind of sad. We’re experiencing the decline of a tennis legend. Hopefully he can surprise us in the upcoming slams.
Ah, the green grass of Wimbledon. Probably the most pristine sporting event in the world, contesting with the Kentucky Derby, and even then, the Derby can’t measure up to the sheer class that the Wimby brings to the tennis world.
With class comes Roger Federer. So effortless and calm, yet he has pinpoint accuracy and god-like reflexes. A record 16 titles. 6 of them being Wimbledon titles. He’s got a beautiful wife and a set of twin girls. This guy is perfect.
These courts are his home. This was his first Grand Slam title as a pro. This is Roger’s house. There’s an obligation, almost, to win this title again.
His decline is evident, though. Roger is simply getting older- almost 30, Fed’s reaching that age… Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are still yet to surpass 25- they’re loaded with potential. Still, Roger put Novak in his place. That semi-final win at Roland Garros was outstanding.
As for the epic rivalry between Rafa and Roger, I truly, truly want to see another Championship Final between the two at Wimby. Every time the two play it seems the crowd becomes electrified, but yet, calm. It’s astonishing seeing the two play- forgive my poor analogy, but it’s like playing an adrenaline-filled game of Jenga (if that makes sense), haha.
Just hope that the two meet. There’s a lot of dark horses that are predicted to pull through. But, it’s Roger and Rafa’s job to silence them.