Admittedly, I have had a few cocktails tonight and feeling a bit pensive. That being said, I just watched Andy Roddick's last match of his career (2012 U.S. Open 4th Round) on youtube. It made me think that one day, Roger Federer will retire from tennis. Soon after, a wave of sadness washed over me. I imagine if he announces when his retirement will be, each match leading up to it will be more nerve wracking then they ever have been. I honestly think when this great player, champion, and man decides to quit, I will cry as though I am attending the funeral of a close family member. I have been with Federer on this journey of life for the last eight years or so. There have been breathtaking highs and terrible lows along the way. I can not help but think that when he retires, the sport of tennis will never be the same. I imagine that when all is said and done, I will no longer watch tennis once he stops playing.