Ok, on the whole Tim issue I must say I'm not his biggest fan. And I do have good reason! Don't get me wrong I think he's good, he had to be to get where he has. I feel sorry for him cause he's never won a slam (not necessarily Wimbledon but any slam) and I don't think he will because his game doesn't suit todays play and he doesn't play it as well as he used to. But I don't like his character, or what we see of it. He's arrogant and always blames something other than his game for a loss. I mean, Andy's arrogant but when he plays crap he says I lost cause I played crap! And he lost me as a fan the day he hit the ball girl. There was no need for it and he only really seemed remorseful when the press gave him a hard time about it. But more recently the thing I don't like about him is this article.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/live/live.html?in_article_id=381164&in_page_id=1889
I mean, just because Andy has stood up and made it acceptable to be an angry British tennis player and everyone loves it you drop the beige act and adopt a role of passionate middle aged man? It's silly and it isn't going to win him any more fans. He was good, yes. And as long as he still loves it of course he should still play. But he needs to stop chasing the spotlight he's been complaining about for years. It's moved on, so should he.
What a great article and why hate him because of it? I'm baffled!
Perhaps Tim now felt that the pressure was off him, not having the 'hopes of a nation' on his shoulders, and he's coming upto the end of his career, what has he got to lose? Did he come from a privillaged background? Yes, but that wasn't his fault! He made the most of what was put in front of him. Has he made a lot of money? Yes. But nothing near as much as some other sport 'stars' and yes, probably more than other sport 'stars' but again, he's made the most of what was put in front of him. Would you turn down the opportunity of sponsorship?
I suppose I shouldn't hate Fed 'cause I don't really know him but he is a great tennis player. And I'm sure that there are some players out there that would envy Tim's tennis record - how long did he spend in the top rankings? How many of them have reached semi-final's of Wimbledon? There won't be many who have a better record.
Like the old saying goes, never judge a book by it's cover! I'll start and heed my own advice too!