On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:48:51 -0800 (PST), Gracchus
Post by Gracchus Post by PeteWasLucky
On 23/02/2021 2:32 am, StephenJ wrote:>> On Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 5:41:08 AM UTC-6, Whisper wrote:>> Surely Rafa will win 1 more, & Djoker looks as strong as ever & is only>> 33. Only needs 2 more to get to 20.> > I've been saying this for 7-8 years. The five year age advantage that Rafa and Joker have over Fed has always been the key to understanding this.> > It's kinda a nightmare for Federer. He's had so much success and played so long he probably never figured he'd retire without being on top of the slam count. It has to take a lot of enjoyment out of his career no doubt about it. He'll get questions like 'What an amazing career Roger! 20 slams is brilliant, only a little behind Nadal/Djoker' etc
That miserable poor Federer :)
I imagine him wandering the streets of Basel at night--a hollow, broken man with a bottle of Thunderbird in a paper bag. He wails to invisible demons, "Why?! Why only twenty slams with all my talent?!! What an artist dies in me!"
well didn't you say the same about sampras when fed got 15?
pete the multimillionaire father with beautiful wife living in bel air
& not even watching tennis anymore?
so, pt being, at the extreme level of competition, large egos involved
(except nadal who has no ego :-)), IMO it would irk a fed type to be
surpassed while still very young - perhaps even not retired. maybe 20
yrs from now, no. i believe it irked sampras similarly.
let's just all hope and pray that lebron doesn't catch michael, can we