Roger Federer is one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and I find it very interesting that when he loses a match before the finals of any Grand Slam the press say he is past it!
A lot of the press have been slating Roger after his loss to Robin Soderling at the French Open, but I find that he doesnt really get enough credit for his consistency and what he has already been able to achieve.
Rogers statement after his Robin Soderling loss:
Q. You have, of course, the great semifinal streak that is now broken. What does that mean to you? Obviously all good things come to an end at some point.
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, like you say, they all come to an end at some stage. You hope they don’t happen, but they do.No, I mean, it was a great run. Now I’ve got the quarterfinal streak going, I guess. (laughter.)
No, I mean, it’s been an amazing run. I think it sort of started here when I lost to Kuerten back in ‘04, I guess it is. If then I could have signed for all those semis in a row, I would have done it right away. I’ve made, how you say, incredible progress in terms of my play at the highest of level to be able to always come back and play semis after semis after semis in Slams and give myself chances to win in Slams. I was able to win many of them.
I was proud to have that streak, and it’s probably one of the greatest ones I have in my, you know, history books, really, for me.
It great to see Roger is staying positive and just trying to play every match as it comes.