Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Are Sports Journalists Really Still Doubting Roger Federer?

I'm not as avid a tennis-follower as Karthika, but this editorial confuses me. Are journalists still doubting Roger Federer? This seems like questioning Jordan's skill and dedication after his sixth NBA title. Last I checked, Federer set the record for Grand Slam victories with 15 at Wimbledon last year, and then just added a 16th in the Australian Open last week. That's 16 Grand Slam titles. More than Rod Laver. More than Pete Sampras. More than Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Bjorn Borg, more than anybody in the history of the sport. If journalists are still questioning Federer's drive, devotion, skill, ability, future, anything other than how many more Grand Slams he'll win, they should immediately be stripped of their credentials.