This past weekend Roger Federer won his 8th Wimbledon title, which was also his 19th career Grand Slam tournament win. He did this at the (over?) ripe age of 35. It's quite simply an amazing accomplishment near the end of an incredible athletic career - one that must be considered among the best bodies of achievement in any major sport.
As a former tennis player I sometimes get asked questions about the game and about current-era players - and it's always fun to chat about a world that I was once so immersed in for much of my life. Tennis, like many other sports (particularly individual ones), often has constant discussion and debate surrounding who is the best player ever... or as it's sometimes put the "GOAT" (greatest of all time). As someone who doesn't necessarily consider himself a Roger Federer fan per se, I have a hard time denying that he's the best ever. He's just that good, and has been so for such a long time. In fact, earlier this year when he won the Australian Open I made the following post on my Facebook wall:
When someone tells me that Roger Federer is not the greatest tennis player of all time, I ask who they think is. The only acceptable answers are:
If they say Jimmy Connors I vow to never speak to them again.
I still stand by that statement, and with this latest Wimbledon win I think maybe a few others who may have been on the fence now agree with me. Anyone out there disagree? Happy to banter about it with anyone who's interested, but don't even start with that Rod Laver talk, LOL...
WOD for 07-17-17:
Alternating EMOM For 4 Rounds (12 Total Minutes):
Minute 1: 3 Clusters, climbing in load
Minute 2: 3 Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups / 6 Push-ups / 9 Air Squats
Minute 3: 12/9 Calorie Row, climbing in pace
Against a 12-Minute Clock For MAX REPS:
32/24 Calorie Row
8 Rounds of "Chest-to-Bar Cindy"
MAX REPS Clusters @ 115/80 lbs
ONE round of "Chest-to-Bar Cindy" is:
5 Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
15 Air Squats