Why did Federer have to mention that he won’t be watching the final?
Posted by tennisplanet on September 13, 2010
No one even asked him about it. Is it vindictiveness? It’s a Slam freaking final. Even non-tennis fans tune in for it. And this ‘I play tennis all year round’ BS works even harder against you. And if it is what it is why bring it up if you are not even being asked? What point are you trying to freaking make? Federer needs a presser common sense coach more than the real coach disguised as a casanova – for his game.
Q. As somebody who’s made plenty of history yourself, what are your thoughts on the opportunity that Rafa has to make history with a few straight slams and creating the career Slam?
ROGER FEDERER: Fantastic. It’s great for tennis, and it’s great for him at the young age, you know, he is to have that opportunity already.
I don’t know when I had my first opportunity in Paris, how old I was, but my guess would be that he’s younger, you know. It doesn’t really matter if he’s younger or not. It’s a matter of can he make it, and chances are good now, especially that Novak is so tired and Rafa has been playing so well.
But it’s exciting for tennis that we’re doing something very special in tennis at the same time. Yeah, I won’t watch, but I hope he wins. (Laughter.)
Q. Why won’t you watch?
ROGER FEDERER: Look, I’ve been around tennis for weeks and weeks and weeks right now. Last thing I want to do is watch another tennis match where I’m not a part of. I will spend some time with my kids and take it easy, maybe go shopping.
I don’t know if shops are open here in New York Sundays, but I’m sure something is open. We’ll see.