Roger Federer’s tears of gratitude.A great human being.

17 July 2024, Wednesday




” Gratitude reciprocates. The universe conspires to help those who conspire to help others”    



Anyone watching The Australian Open final ceremony on Sunday must have realised it was something special.

Sport is special.

It dramatises life. It speeds up winning.It speeds up losing. It speeds up learning.

It’s transparent. And it consumes our human emotions.

None more so than observing 36 year old  Roger Federer’s stunning career resurgence , resulting in him lifting his 20th grand slam trophy – more than any other man.

Roger Federer is human great – defined as achieving :

 Sustained Success and Significance

He could not hold back the tears as he received a lengthy standing ovation from a packed Rod Laver arena – and I’m pretty sure millions standing in front of their televisions around the world.

It was one of those magic moments in sport – magic moments in life.

The fact that he has now, after Novak Djokovic’s period of dominance, turned it around at the age of 36 and won three Slams in the last 12 months is one of the most extraordinary sporting stories I have ever heard about  : BBC Sport commentator David Law

Roger Federer features in my latest book THE GAME CHANGERS – Chapter Eight: An Attitude of Gratitude

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