A Poem For Roger Federer

Conor McCorrespondent IJuly 16, 2009

WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05:  Roger Federer of Switzerland salutes spectators after victory in the men's singles final match against Andy Roddick of USA on Day Thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 5, 2009 in London, England. Federer won 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14, to claim his 15th Grand Slam title.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Despite the recent excitement of Newport crowning the first lucky loser, Rajeev Ram, as an Atp Champion, as well as the ongoing tournaments at Castella the Swedish Open, and Stuttgart, there is an overall lul in tennis proceedings right now, with the nearest masters over a fortnight away. 

With many tributes going in for Rafael Nadal (and ok, he needs it more than anyone right now), I took the opportunity to create my own tribute to, of course, Roger Federer.

This is an acrostic poem as it spells the sentence ''Roger Federer You're The Best'' (but not the apostrophe of course!!!) with the first letter of each line.

So here's my tribute.


Rare it is for us to see, such

Order of excellence that comes from thee,

Greatness is something you always define,

Even when doubters suggest your decline,

Racing with history you strive for success,


Free flowing forehands and shots that impress,

Emulating legends and passing them too,

Doors of invincibility are open to you,

Elegance, precision combine in one

Records break, opponents run,

Employing new tactics everyday,

Roads to perfection you’re on your way.


Youthful challenges and rivals alike,

Often you’ll wait, sometimes you’ll strike,

Understanding what shot to make,

Risking failure with the slightest mistake,

Easy victories to your delight,


Then five set battles worth the fight,

Happy and healthy, you win with grace,

Eloquent talking and a smile on your face.


Belief and determined you’ve been for so long,

Every time you’ve proved us wrong,

So now I hope there’s more to come, but

Thank you Roger for all you’ve done.