DC backlash for Federer part of ‘when it rains it pours’ script?
Posted by tennisplanet on September 22, 2010
Would the Swiss authorities have done the same if Federer was currently at the peak of his career? Their track record says no, given that they had more than one opportunity to vent in the past. So is this as simple as the rising and the setting sun theory? Could there be any other conclusion?
What’s the immediate impact of this around the league? Rod Laver has offered his services for the next DC tie. What’s her name, Athea Robinson is next. I mean if Federer, of all the freaking people, can be dragged through the mud, lesser lights currently on hospital beds have to be lining up right about now to avoid humiliation.
This is no freaking secret. If players can be guaranteed that their image will not take a hit, their patriotism not questioned and more importantly that they will not lose any endorsement deals – NO ONE will EVER opt for Davis Cup freaking matches.
Sure there are some enthusiasts but the event will not progress past the first five minutes with them – on sheer numbers. If you have ever been to one of these matches live, you know how brutally the visiting team is treated by the fans. It’s even encouraged further demoralizing the spirit these games profess to promote.
Isn’t this the time for the country to support the player that has brought so much to the sport AND the country? After all, he isn’t lighting it up these days. Maybe the authorities should have even offered for Federer to skip considering what’s on his plate today. Or ‘kicking the dog when he is down’ part is somehow going to achieve something here?
Under normal conditions this would be just a minor annoyance for Federer. But coming on the heels of a season that hasn’t gone his way, a ‘two match points’ loss at a Slam, Nadal becoming larger by the minute, Anaconda ‘straying’ from his intended job description, Mirka channeling her attention more towards the twins, Djokovic not caring to rush for the handshake at the net, Wawrinka helping Nadal win his career Slam…………. this could begin to ‘pour’ – soon.