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Old 01-14-2013, 10:52 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by zam88 View Post
that's fine.

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.
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