Hope is the last thing that should desert you. Life being the second last.
LOL, You philosopher you.
My hope is that you'll acknowledge facts about certain tennis players.
Now that would make me hopeful that you acknowledged the fineries of the game of tennis rather than blind passion to personalities.
Not that hero worship isn't great and a vital part of growing up.
As I've said ages ago, all us oldies have had our crushes. But in a game like this you have to be able to at least respect one of the greatest youngsters since Boris Becker or Michael Chang.
The fact you dont is not something to be proud of, it demeans you. And you're worth far more than that.
Now, repeat after me
"NADAL IS A CLAY COURT GENIUS"
There, not painful at all, is it? You can also add, "but I loathe him". That's fine. I hate Coria, Rios, Kafelnikov, Safin and several others. But I still can acknowledge they are or have been, capable of great tennis.