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Date Posted: 06:37:07 09/13/04 Mon
Author: TT
Subject: Re: If Roger Federer was a cyclist
In reply to: Nick 's message, "If Roger Federer was a cyclist" on 06:02:12 09/13/04 Mon

>Roger Federer beat Sampras at Wimbledon, while still a
>teenager but for the next few seasons, he never came
>close to reaching a grand slam final. I'm not sure he
>even reached a quarter final. Then in 2003, he reached
>the Wimbledon final and has now won 4 of the last 6
>grand slams, often in imperious fashion.
>If a cyclist suddenly showed such dramatic
>improvement, we'd all be speculating about which
>Italian doctor he was secretly attending. But of
>course, Federer's story is one of developing mental
>confidence, not chemical assistance.
>I'll stop this post here in the hope it'll inspire
>some interesting thoughts!

Federer's success is SO much more than just developing mental confidence. He simply has fantastic skills and literally blows opponents off the court with that forehand. He blanked Hewitt 6-0 in two of the three sets of the US Open finals, so there isn't any question of endurance either.

Also, it takes the men longer to really develop on the tennis circuit than the women. When was the last time you saw a 14-year old boy with braces even entered into a Grand Slam tournament, much less advancing into later rounds?

I don't see anything suspicious about Federer's rise to the top of his sport.

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