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!