So today I was pretty sad/surprised to see Roger Federer exist Swiss Open so early; he lost the very first game he played. It's well known that Roger has been playing with some back issues recently so it definitely has put a serious dent on his game. As a tennis fan, it's hard to watch the Swiss Maestro struggling to play good tennis given that he's the same guy who won five straight Wimbledon Championships and US Open titles -- something nobody has done in the past, and probably nobody will.
After reading an article on Bleacher Report on Fed's loss I had this to comment:
What I don't understand is why Federer continued to play even when he knew he wasn't 100%. I mean Nadal only plays if he's well fit. IF nadal was fed, he would've only taken 7 weeks off, not 7 months.Quick rock n' roll trivia on Roger Federer:
Federer did get a break after IW and probably recovered, but definitely not fully. It probably resurfaced once he started playing again. Yes, he has dropped his form with age -- he's not the same guy who was SO used to winning 3 slams a year. But this back issues makes his game even worse.
I really enjoy watching Feder even though I'm somewhat of a Djoker fan. But I don't want to see a mere shadow of Fed showing up at US Open. If he doesn't show up I don't know if it's possible have an US Open, maybe USO should be postponed until Fed gets better. It just not right have it without the person who won it 5 straight times.
- Apparently Fed's a big fan of AC/DC - the Australian hard rock band. He visited them in 2004 before the Australian Open, I believe.
|Federer the AC/DC fan|
- Fed was occasionally seen playing the air guitar during change-overs earlier in his career, when he still had a high temper :-)