Along with Rafa, in Roger Federer we have the elder statesman and role model for the sport. Professional on the court and knowingly vanilla off it, the Swiss knows to be tactile and safe when expressing his views on any given tennis talking point.
Now, as his career end nears maybe a little more rapidly than he planned, could we now see a more vocal and opinionated champion?
Yesterday’s views about Serena’s US Open behaviour that so robbed Osaka of any kind of moment are intriguing and to be honest, they are encouraged.
It just so happens that he is right in his summary, but I’d like to think that even as dedicated fan as myself, would welcome equally unpopular opinion from those with most influence who had stayed all-too-comfortable on the fence before.