Originally Posted by zam88
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?
They should play for as long as they have the desire and are physically able. You're a long time retired, so why rush retirement? The time to retire is either when you're physically wrecked or if you start resenting the travel/early mornings/practice/playing matches etc. instead of relishing it.