Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Deeper with... An Icon and Champion: Roger Federer

15 grand slam titles to his name and has reclaimed the throne as World number 1.
Roger Federer is undoubtedly not only a legend but an icon. He has been an icon and has inspired for the past 3-4 years now. He possesses the qualities of a champion like humility, strength and graciousness. Federer has been without a coach for awhile and his ability to train himself displays maturity and determination for his love of the sport and willingness to commit wholeheartedly to challenging himself by reflecting on his game and making changes where necessary.

On June 5, Roger Federer made history by being the first man to win 15 grand slam titles at his Wimbledon victory (5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14). Kudos goes to his his opponent, Andy Roddick who delivered a great game and was just as close to winning his first Wimbledon. Roddick did not let Federer walk away without a fight which made Federer's triumph something worth remembering rather than an easy win in straight sets.

Roddick put up a brave fight and playing like I've never seen him play before. He was amazing on the court and proved once more why he was world number 1 back in 2003. He has surely won over more fans worldwide from his display of tennis at the finals and inspired many Americans especially.

The Centre Court was packed with over 15,ooo people including tennis legends like Pete Sampras (who flew in from California to see Federer superceed his 14 slams), Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver. Other famous names in attendance were Sir Alex Ferguson, Woody Allen, Russell Crowe and close friend Gavin Rossdale who cheered on for his pal!
The Wimbledon final was amazing to watch and spurred a roller coaster of emotions which got me jumping on the couch and running back and forth around the house. I'm so determined to experience Wimbledon live at centre court someday soon! But hopefully I don't fall off the seats or something knowing how frantic I can be.


  1. No, hopefully you don't fall off the seats.

  2. Hmmm.... You have no idea how clumsy i can get :P