Peter Lundgren had tears in his eyes; Grigor Dimitrov had stars. Together they watched Roger Federer win his historic French Open title on television in the players’ lounge at Queen’s.
Lundgren, who received a message from Federer after Roland Garros, thanking him for always believing in him, remembered how difficult the early days had been with the often volatile young Swiss. “Roger was tough at the beginning. He did not have the motivation sometimes. He was lazy.” Then came a dramatic turnaround.
“It’s fantastic to see how much he has learned though all the years,” said Lundgren. “It makes me very proud but at times it was very frustrating. Roger had to go through that and Grigor is the same. They have to make the mistakes to understand. Eventually they get there but for talented people it takes longer. Grigor is a bit further on than Roger was but, when Roger decided to go, he went so fast that nobody could really understand it.”
Még nem láttam ezt a Grigor gyereket játszani (igen, tudom), remélem hamarosan sort keríthetek rá.
És még mindig Fed/Lundgren love story. Beszámoló Fed tegnapi edzéséről:
He then hit about an hour on the practice court with Safin and then moved on to one of the championship courts. He practised for two hours, with lots of serious points in play. He looked happy, relaxed. He chatted with Safin a lot and laughed around. In between Peter Lundgren showed up on the court and Roger came up giving him a big hug. He said only one word, but very sincerely, thanks.
Mondjuk, olvasva az előző interjút, Facebook bejegyzést, meg a fenti kis szösszenetet, azért örülnék, ha Fed, nem is tudom, de lassan leszállna arról a kis felhőcskéről, amin jelenleg csücsül. Mert jelen pillanatban teljesen elképzelhetőnek tartom, hogy a kicsi RG kupát is becsempészte magával a Center Courtra, hogy bemutassa őket egymásnak 😀 Csak aztán nehogy két szett hátrányban találja magát Luval szemben a nagy örömködés közepette. Bár lehet, hogy most az se izgatná túlságosan 😉