Dear Andy Roddick (A Letter About the Wimbledon Final),

Written By: achangeofends - Mar• 01•10


ORIGINALLY DATED JULY 5, 2009You are now only one step away from the elusive Wimbledon place-setting, four pretty inscribed silver plates, better known as four runner-up trophies. If you achieve this amazing feat, you and Roger can team up for the ultimate Wimbledon trophy dinner. You can double-date, eating off silver Wimbledon plates and drinking from Roger’s many silver gilt cups.

Ok, enough of my lame attempt at a joke, you probably wouldn’t find that too funny right now. I wanted to write this “letter” as a tribute to how amazing your performance in this morning’s final was. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t give you much of a chance going into this final, which can be seen in my pre-match post.

I woke up early this morning to cheer on two of my favorite players in the game. I wasn’t sure who I wanted to win, the man trying to make history or the under-dog working to end a six year grand slam dry spell. I didn’t have an answer until I found myself shouting at my television every time you missed a point, urging you on towards the title. I was ecstatic when you took the first set and devastated when you missed that volley in the second set tie-break. I was impressed by how well you shook off that loss, considering the media was already hounding you for it. You left your heart on the court and both you and Federer played incredible tennis. It was a joy to watch. There was a point in the fifth set where I was convinced I would be watching for the rest of the day because neither of you would ever tire and drop serve. It’s unfortunate that just one break cost you the championship, but apparently that’s the way life goes sometimes. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing a lot more of you in these grand slam finals and you too will have your day in the spotlight. I commend you for your for your sportsmanship and gracious post-match speech. You were extremely graceful even in defeat, which is the mark of a true champion. I wish you the best of luck at the US Open and hope you have a chance to win another title on your home turf.


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