Well I'm glad we all got that worked out!
Like Start da Game said... I do take it one match at a time...Roger is rolling right now, but who knows what will happen next. After Del Po won the US Open that year, I thought he would go on to take over #1, but an injury later is all it took. Look at Soderling... We just can not take any thing for granted. Tennis life (compared to some other sports)...is short. Sometimes all of us get carried away with our favorites - that's to be expected. But for the most part - we all are also respectable to others as well. I sincerely hope we DON'T become another MTF. I tried getting into that forum but it's tough over there. Maybe it's too big!
I like our family here.
What I will say is that while Roger IS winning, let us "Fed Fans" enjoy, regardless of who he had to play, who is tired, sick, hungry, living...
Anytime our "favorite" wins a tournament - let us let the 'fans' enjoy it without the "but...."
After Roger lost that heartbreak to Novak at the US Open, he could have gone the complete opposite. He had basically won everything...he was older...he had matchpoints...and he lost. But instead of tanking it in - he went the other way and came out swinging. Give him credit for hanging in a long year at the end of last year - being one of the oldest on tour - yet having SOMETHING left to finish strong where as others who were younger couldn't hang. That's all I'm saying. That is worth something. It wasn't like he won all those tournaments without any of the top players playing. He did beat Nadal at the Year end; he beat Murray in a tournament this year; he beat Nadal in a tournament this year. He hasn't played Novak lately. In the past, when he would win a tournament - people would say "well, he didn't have to go through any of the other big 3 players). Now that he has done that - other excuses are coming up - like "oh they were tierd", etc.
I'm going to make a plea this year that whoever wins a tournament whether it be Novak, Nadal, Federer, Murray - or anyone...that we actually GIVE THEM CREDIT FOR WINNING the tournament and not try to make excuses or use any "well he won...but...." statement. I'm going to try.