"Rafa is a fantastic player who will be around longer than me so I'm happy to win again before he takes them all. It was a close match and I told Rafa at the net that he deserved it as well. Today I was the lucky one."
~Roger Federer, after his 5 set grass court drama at Wimbeldon~
Y'know what? For this reason alone, Federer will go down in the tennis books of history as one of the greatest Champions of all time.
How often do we look at our competitors with respect; instead of green eyed envy? How often can we excercise such humility? Think about it. Federer has won Wimbeldon five years running now. He equals Bjorn Borg's record; and who knows maybe he will break it. Federer has been hailed as "the Scientist" for his smarts on the court. Bjorn Borg called his playing like 'an orchestra'.
I think its fantastic that kids today can look up to a man like Roger. He's modest, sincere, and never over the top or loses his cool. He's such a champ. I am really happy he won. Even though I still kinda wish Nadal won instead... :P
[And just to let y'all know: Nadal said some very nice things about Fed after the match as well. I choose to post about Federer, because being 'the best' can so easily get to your head. If any of you followed Martina Hingis' pre-retirement days you'd know what I'm talking about.]
Anyhoo, on to other things...
Tomorrow will be my last day at ESPN for the week. We've been instructed to write mini-blogs about sports. Will let you know on the site as soon as I find out myself!
I have an interview with Urban today.. y'know. 'The ten things' in your bag thingie. :)
I am so tired today, can you tell my post is really boring and I can't put interesting words together anymore? lol.. I was up playing an online game of poker. No money one, it was just playing against the computer software... supposed to be 'practice' for online gambling. Made about $300+K and decided to call it a night. hehe.
Well this weekend I'll be going to Malaysia; this time I'll be going to Ipoh with my dad for (another) dog show. Wish me luck! :)