Today was the Wimbeldon Tennis finals. Federer versus Roddick. Roddick was down 2 sets to 1 but was making a comeback and had 6 break points, any one of which would have given him a distinct advantage in the set and then match. Roddick lost every one of them. After the last one he basically gave up. He lost the next 12 points in a row and lost the match.

You could see it on his face. He just gave up after losing that last break point. Its a shame too, because Federer was up against the ropes. He was rattled that Roddick was pressuring him so much on his serve. Roddick could have won.

“Baseball is 90% mental — the other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra

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This post is about Roddick’s coach, Brad Gilbert. He is also Andre Agassi’s coach. He first took Angre, resurrected his career and helped him become a top player, but than Roddick (another underachieving player) come along and Gilbert decides to neglect Andre and give so much of his valuable attention to Andy. Either stick with Andre or officially ditch him for the new kid on the block. Do coaches have contracts? Can Gilbert do whatever he wants? Is Roddick’s change from a visor to a real hat actually responsibility to his better play? Is Federer really this boring?

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