Sunday, February 1, 2009

Crocodile Tears

by Savannah

I can't write anything yet. Craig posted the following as his "Quote of the Day". Chew on this for awhile kiddies as you contemplate all those crying pictures. VAMOS!

"You know, in a fifth set, anything can happen. That's the problem. Not usually the better player always wins. Just a matter of momentum sometimes.

"You know, maybe I should have never been there, you know, in the first place. But, I mean, I think he played well. You know, I definitely played a terrible fifth set, you know. I kind of handed it over to him.

I mean, no doubt he's one of the tougher guys out there for a fifth set ‑ no doubt." --Roger Federer


craig said...

What a quote, that selfish, stuck-up thing.

The best thing is that we now have Murray who routinely beats the slobbering Fed in 3 setters AND we have Nadal who routinely beats him in 5 setters.

cate said...

But calling it "crocodile tears" is just unfair.

Helen W said...

OK, self-centered, narcissistic, me, me, me tears-- is that better?

My first reaction to hearing about Roger's meltdown was one of sympathy -- how can one not feel another person's tears?

But after I watched the whole thing, I started to have mixed feelings. For one thing, it went on, and on, and on. Why couldn't Roger at least congratulate Rafa and say something like "I'm a bit overcome -- I'll talk later" and step away? Instead he just stood there in the limelight. One way or another he managed to find a way to take as much of the joy out of it as possible from Rafa.

BTW, IMHO that he was introduced as "everyone's favourite tennis player" at a presentation celebrating Rafa's win is inexcusable. Just another in a long series of slights to the rest of the field not named Roger Federer.