I'd like to know why do sportsmen like Federer get so emotional to the point of crying when they receive their trophy?
That's exactly the reason I posted this thread. There have been other players in his situation before (4 times a year at Grand Slam events), and you rarely see that kind of reaction from other players.quest01 said:I think its great that Federer showed such emotion when he received his trophy. Most players in his situation would of done the same thing. There is nothing wrong with crying. Its actually good for people.
I like that analyse. That's the kind of answer I was looking for. Makes sense to me. Thankssuperman1 said:1. He's the calmest guy on court you'll find, never gets angry at anyone.
2. In interviews he's always smiling, always good natured.
3. His motto is "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."
4. He was very nervous before the match and it's the first time I've seen sweat on his face.
5. He wins his 7th Grand Slam with a ton of resistance.
6. He's greeted by Rod Laver on his way up, tennis legend and the guy he spent time with the other day.
7. Enberg says that "Federer" along with "Sampras" and "Laver" are the only men to win 3 consecutive Slams, or some record like that. Suddenly he hears his name among the greats and knows that "Federer" is going to be referred to in the same vein as those names.
8. The pressure of speaking in front of tens and thousands + millions on TV.
If it was Roddick up there, he'd try to be funny and quick talking in that cocky way of his. If it was Safin, he'd be funny in that relaxed unaware way of his. Hewitt would just go by the book and thank the necessary people. But Federer is obviously a different kind of guy and doesn't try to put up any act.