Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Roger Federer at Roland Garros

Recently, Federer lost to Rafa Nadal at the Madrid Open. I love to watch Roger Federer play; he is perfect and I am hardly qualified to point out one observation that I have made note of in other posts. Roger is meticulous and an artist to watch on the tennis court - clay, hard court, or grass and yet the same trait becomes obvious from time to time: the inability to stop doing the same things that lead to losses. Roger will not change his game to the point that he is almost stubborn in staying with a game that will assure defeat. Each time I have seen Roger be defeated, the defeat is nearly 99.9% due to Roger not changing his game to use his infinite ability and skill to adapt to change a loosing match into a winner. I just scream - go up to the net! GO UP TO THE NET! When Federer goes to the net in tough matches, he wins. Personally I cannot stand to watch him lose a match, so much so that I get to the point, I just can't watch, and he may well be the best all around tennis player of all time. Roger, please remember the axiom: if you keep doing the same things that lead to a loss and you keep on doing them, you cannot expect a different result. It's almost like the Bourne Identity when over a few years, the men who are Jason's opponents are younger by a few years and have been trained differently as times and fighting styles have changed. So, like Jason Bourne, Mr. Federer needs to adjust to the changing times. He has the skills and more capability and a masterful drop shot. He just needs to use these to spice up his game and give his fans a taste of the variety of options he has. In Madrid with the loss to Nadal, I had to wonder if he has gotten tired and has won just about everything he can win, so much so that, to me, he didn't look as though he were engaged in the match "inside", mentally or spiritually. I love to watch Federer and will be up watching him at 5:00AM tomorrow morning. I just can't stand to see him take a loss when all he needs to do is adapt his game... Roger is the defending winner of Roland Garros in 2009. It seems Nadal is favored to win but I'm in Roger's camp. Going to Roland Garros would be a dream for me...


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