This is for the hard core Fedophiles out there – those of us still licking our wounds after Roger’s recent losses. The Spirit of a Champion documentary series was televised last year, after Wimbledon, and was meant to be Federer’s GOAT coronation. I didn’t watch it at the time because I was too bummed about Roger’s Wimby loss. I finally checked it out a couple days ago, in a fit of Federer nostalgia, and surprise, surprise, I noticed many interesting connections between Federer’s past and his present. The second part of the series – “The Champion” - which covers the period between 2003 Wimbledon and 2007 U.S. Open is the best. Enjoy!
ROGER FEDERER: SPIRIT OF A CHAMPION – THE CHAMPION – PART 1
Roger, after the 2005 Wimbledon championships: “It just started to pour out, all the talent I had. I finally could unlock all my potential. It was unbelievable the feeling I got after it. I got so confident, and with confidence you play better and when you play better you get more results and the whole thing was like this snowball effect.”
ROGER FEDERER: SPIRIT OF A CHAMPION – THE CHAMPION- PART 2
“Mentally many opponents were beaten before they were even on court.”
ROGER FEDERER: SPIRIT OF A CHAMPION – THE CHAMPION – PART 3
After 2007 Wimbledon victory over Nadal: “In the toughest match of his life, Federer was the embodiment of grit and determination.”
Ah, those were the days, weren’t they Fed fans?
My main hope after watching this is that Roger finds a way to get his confidence back – to “open that gate” again, as he described it. I wonder if it will ever be possible?