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Sunday, March 23, 2008

The King is Toppled From His Throne...

Well, 3 months into the new season, and it's official. The dominant reign of Roger Federer in men's tennis is over. Or at least at a pause. It's shocking how quickly this has happened. Just last year, R Fed was his usual excellent self, assassinating opponents left and right, instilling fear in all from the locker room on. At one time he really was unbeatable. Now, the list of guys achieving that on the circuit is growing. It's actually becoming its own new club.

He's now being beaten by not only the top seeds, but surprisingly this weekend he also got wiped out by 98th ranked American Mardy Fish (in straight sets!!!). I'm sure we all fell off our collective chairs the moment THAT match ended! What the hell is happening here?

Whatever it is, I hope he shakes it off soon, and gets back to being the Roger Federer we all know and were in awe of. No man on the tennis circuit has ever exhibited such a fierce and complete arsenal of weapons and talent on the court. Even though I love Novak Djokovic as heir apparent, I still want to see Roger Federer give all these guys a real run for the money for at least a few more years to come.
Is it over already? Say it ain't so, Roger!

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Slick said...

Roger who??

I only know of Anna Kournikova (sp?) in the world of Tennis ;)

The Fitness Diva said...

Yeah, you spelled her name right. LOL!

So, you're not a tennis fan....just a hot girl fan, obviously. lol

Urban Thought said...

I used to follow tennis. Now I'm out trying to follow my paycheck.

Between this dude and Tiger it seems as though people we want to win are not making our dreams come true.

We are all human.

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Fitness Diva,

I'm afraid it looks like it, he's come to the closing of his career. He doesn't look hungry anymore and perhaps the loss in the Australian Open made him let go. Besides, he's got nothing to prove anymore.

As I wrote in that post after the Aussie Open, a change in the cast of characters as far as the perennial Champions are concerned was evolving.

Tennis really starts them young, and retires them young too. Much like all other sports for that matter, except Chess. :-) --Durano, done!

The Fitness Diva said...

Well, watching Federer go down in flames so fast is disheartening. I mean, you could always count on him to show some jaw dropping magnificence in his matches, decimating and dismantling his opponents as if they were mere lightweights.

On another forum I read, someone suggested that he has still not recovered from his bout with mono that he suffered earlier this year. I don't know if that has anything to do with it, but he had better recover soon, because to let lower seeds like Mardy take him out is just embarrassing. I want to go hide in the corner FOR him after seeing these matches.
Let's just hope he gets over "it", whatever it is.

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