Roger Federer broke down in tears today at the Australian Open awards trophy ceremony. Roger once again lost to Rafael Nadal in a grand slam final. I believe it is time for Roger to see a sports psychologist he clearly needs some help with his confidence.
Roger had a breakdown today he was so inconsolable after this loss to Rafael Nadal. I feel since Roger is strong enough to cry he should be strong enough to get the professional help he desperately needs.
I think Roger should take a break from the game he needs to maybe return for the clay court season this year. I think he needs to think why does he put so much pressure on himself to win?
It is time for Roger to reach out for support he needs it. Roger is heartbroken he was unable to hide his true emotions today. It is hard for a tennis champion to admit another player is dominating him. I feel Roger’s breakdown today is proof it is killing him inside that he is unable to beat Nadal. Roger hasn’t beaten Rafael Nadal since November 2007 he has lost to Nadal five times in a row.
My heart breaks for Roger but this was Rafael’s moment to shine. Rafael was so kind to console Roger by hugging him despite the fact it was supposed to be his moment.
I have read some comments on the internet today and some people say Roger is a sore loser. I disagree I don’t feel Roger is a sore loser but I do believe he could of handled his emotions better.
Roger is a rare male athlete he shows his emotions all the time he cries when he wins and he cries when he loses. Some people say Roger is not masculine enough or man enough but I disagree. I believe it takes a strong man to admit the pressure of winning was too much. I feel Roger puts too much pressure on himself to break Pete Sampras record.
I am not a Nadal fan but even I must admit the attention of the awards ceremony should be on Rafael and not Roger since Rafael won the Australian Open.
I will admit Nadal is a lot better then I originally thought. Nadal is not just a clay court specialist he has proven he can win grand slam singles titles on all surfaces. Roger Federer has a real problem here and he needs to address what is he going to do about it?
Nadal is a solid talent and he is the number one player in the world. I still believe Roger will break Pete Sampras 14 grand slam singles title record. However, I also believe now that Rafael Nadal has the potential to also break Sampras record. Roger appears to have a mental block against Nadal.
Roger has an 11-0 record against all the other men in grand slam finals. However, Roger has a 2-5 record against Nadal in grand slam finals. I feel Roger needs to perhaps take a break from the game. Roger also needs a coach he needs to find someone that can help restore his confidence.
The interesting fact about Roger is that he is capable of beating Nadal he should of won this match but once again found a way to lose. Also, I feel the press are hyping up this rivalry a bit too much. Nadal has a 13-6 record against Roger how is this a rivalry? Nadal is clearly dominating Roger because he is mentally stronger then Roger.
I think Roger has to dig deep and look within himself he has to ask himself why he is so intimidated by Nadal? Roger has a superior serve then Nadal, he has a strong forehand, and he volleys better then Nadal. Roger is not utilizing his strengths enough. I also feel Roger is not attacking Rafael’s serve enough. The difference is Roger is so afraid of Nadal he won’t admit this but it is obvious.
It is time for Roger to seek a sports psychologist and get the professional help he needs to overcome Nadal. Maybe a sports psychologist can help him to deal with his emotions better as well.