OFF TO LONDON TO WATCH FEDERER TRYING TO BREAK RECORDS…HOWEVER
Roger Federer is worried.
That is the diagnosis of the eminent Belgrade psychologist, who also plays some tennis, Novak Djokovic. Considering his most recent egg laid in a significant nest, the French Open final – scrambled, poached or sunny-side-down – Federer has a right to nibble his nails down to the shoulderblades.
Djokovic, who pick-pocketed Federer’s Australian Open title five months ago, suggests that the pressures of being perfect for so long have eroded the efficiency of the Lord of the Swings, and that it’s time for a changing of the guard – not outside of Buckingham Palace but at Roger’s palace, Wimbledon’s Centre Court.
LONDON – My mother liked potted plants but not potted people. She thought people would be better off if they drank – like the plants – strictly water. A determined gardener, she would have been pleased to accompany another one, my friend Aurelio, to Kew Gardens and have this pointed out:
“Before you is the oldest potted plant in the entire world.”
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