Originally Posted by OrangePower
Presumably he is playing because he still loves tennis, enjoys tennis, and wants the challenge of playing against the top players. He probably thinks he can still get better as his health improves (whether that's realistic or not, who knows).
Actually I think this is to be admired.
I guess though that I absolutely cringe at the thought of Nadal, Federer, Djoker doing this.... I know everyone can't walk away like Sampras... in fact 99.999/100 can't walk away like that.
But Roddick is a better player than Hewitt is right now and I absolutely respect him for getting out.
There's something about a former #1 and slam champion just hanging around like this that seems somewhat uncomfortable.
If for any reason Nadal, Federer, or Djoker were to pull a Hewitt type stunt and play until nearly 40 whilst losing a ton along the way, i'd lose respect for any of them.... including my favorite player ever in Roger..... don't subject us to more than 1 Rosol moment please?