It’s like I have said before – Michael Jackson denying that he has ever had any surgeries on his face. Who the freaking whom are you fooling with this? Even your facial expressions belie you when you utter words like I am getting better, moving better and other freaking crap.
Just come clean and admit it. How long are you going to deny the stats from your first Canas loss last year to date? You are only hurting yourself and losing credibility with the fans.
Besides, the admission is bound to do a world of good to you transporting you, for starters, from the world of denial. It will take the pressure off you while maybe providing the competition a false sense of complacency and security when they face you. It will enable you to start fresh with minimum expectations and gradually build your career back at your pace and with no pressure from the press, fans and other players, past and present.
What is there to lose? I cannot imagine the rationale of Michael Jackson denying the surgeries? What in the world can happen if you admit to it? No one will buy your records anymore? Your race will disown you for wanting to change the color of your skin and your features? You will feel humiliated for being so vain? WHAT? Well, clown, all of the above and more is already happening whether you admit to the surgeries or not. You are not gaining any freaking ground by denying the freaking obvious.
Wouldn’t it be better to give what the wolves are asking for, even if it’s not the case, just to shut them up and take away all their thunder? How insecure do you freaking have to be to believe that you can gain any freaking ground by holding on to a false facade?
Give it up and feel like a free bird left to reconstruct your career, without the painful scrutiny that accompanies the state of denial.
You have now played four tournaments so far this season, and have failed to reach the final at any one of them – two semis, one quarter and one opening round. Of the four losses, two of them have been in straight freaking sets – to Djokovic and Fish. And biggest billboard was the recent loss to Roddick.
If you are physically impaired and not in top shape, this clay season is going to be brutal and ugly. It could potentially end your career, confidence wise, if it is not already over.
Under current conditions, you are close to where Sampras was in his last two years on the tour. The chants of retirement may not be as loud due to your age, but the decline theories are only going to get louder and nastier, as more credible past and present tennis personalities and players come out on it publicly.
The difference? Sampras needed just one Grand Slam to break the all-time record. You have two. Age wise you may be ahead of Sampras but your odometer reading is about the same.
Translation: You are in a deeper hole and it’s only getting worse every freaking minute. This could be another record in your books: Not winning another Grand Slam, or should I say another title, after age 26 with 12 in the bag.