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Roger Federer’s perfect imperfections

Roger Federer’s perfect imperfections
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First Published: Thu, Feb 04 2010. 10 25 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Feb 04 2010. 10 25 PM IST
Do not believe what you hear. Roger Federer is not perfect. Not perfect in shot selection. He played a high-risk drop shot at match point in the final and called it crazy. Not perfect in behaviour.
Stuttering against Nikolay Davydenko in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, he strolled leisurely to the toilet, hoping that the distracting sun would disappear from view.
The slow walk earned him a mild rebuke for gamesmanship. His remark about Andy Murray’s burden of 150,000 years of history brought raised eyebrows. If any other player had done this the volume of disapproval would have been louder.
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First Published: Thu, Feb 04 2010. 10 25 PM IST