Wat an emotional sight to see my favourite player cry at the Australian Open finals awards ceremony overwhelmed with emotions..but not for good reasons…
He lost a epic final… in 5 sets..but there were glimpses which told Nadal was getting better of him …When he took the podium , as always he was the crowd’s favourite and there was a big round off applause and then he said ‘hi Guys “..then as the applause’s drained down..
somebody in the crowd sd ” I love u Federer.. ” (Mind u! male voice..).. and the emotions took control of him….and he was sobbing..sobbing ..n this is something rare to see of Roger to get emotional …
My all time fav is Pete Sampras n then now Itz Federer… yesterday, if he had won the AO Singles ,he would have surpassed the Great Pete who has ( n Federer has equalled it) the msot number of Grand Slams by a male tennis player… I believe the emotions took over him ,may be ‘cos of that..or he felt the sense of “I have not lived up to the expectations “ when he heard that strong ” I love u federer “ from the crowd even after he lost… or the feeling of guilt ( is it too big a word to use??? ) that this last 1.5 years which had always seen these two in most of the major finals n Nadal outclassing him in more than a few occasions.. ??????????
I shd say Nadal has come from being treated as ‘best on clay ” to best bet to Federer ”
But.. Federer ..still more years to go..and there will be times when u will be holding the winner’s trophies again and again beating the same Nadal..
U are already one of the greatest Champions ever , and Pete had sd he sees u as the one who could surpass his record of 13 Slams.. and here u are ready to conquer u’r 14th.. n u will!!!!!!!!!
As a die hard Roger fan..as many say.. ” I Love Federer.. and I H*** NADAL ”
Come on… Roger.. u can do it.. We’ll see u soon as a Winner !