Quick, guess who Roger Federer is writing about:
“(He) is a model for how athletes should conduct themselves. He respects the legends who came before him. . .He knows the history of his sport. He handles himself with class, and he’s articulate. There’s no silly talk in public from (him). When he speaks, people listen.
That is an important part of why he’s an idol for so many young athletes and why adults get giddy when they see him. They’re not just awed by his great wins; they admire him as a person. . .
People would be surprised that under that serious game face is a big kid who loves to play jokes and have a good time. I think having balance is key to maintaining his incredible level of intensity. Hopefully we’ll get to follow him in great form for at least 15 more years. We should all enjoy it. We may never see a player like this again.”
No, no, he’s not writing about himself in the third person – he’s writing about his buddy Tiger Woods for Time Magazine’s “Time 100.”
I just included an excerpt of the piece from Time – click here for the full story.
Oh, and I just realized that Serena Williams wrote a tribute on Rafael Nadal. Here are a few lines: “A champion whose desire to win is the same as the desire of a lion to eat. Stalking his prey with force and speed, Nadal, 22, has already become one of the game’s all-time best.” (Click here)