ROGER FEDERER….Congratulations to Roger Federer, native of Oberwil, Switzerland, for his U.S. Open win over Andre Agassi today. Oberwil may not be my ancestral village of Boniswil, but it’s probably about as close as any world champion in anything is likely to get.
Aside from being a scarily good tennis player, Federer is also a scarily level headed person. Unlike, say, Bjorn Borg or Chris Evert, who seemed to have an inhuman ability to suppress emotion on the court, Federer seems to be so genuinely grounded that a small thing like losing a point just doesn’t strike him as worth fussing over. Remarkable.