NEW PODCAST: 278 - "It Doesn't Even Matter"
And just like that, another GOAT says goodbye. This time, it’s Roger Federer at Laver Cup, giving tennis and his fans one last glimpse at his greatness. Confession: we haven’t always been the biggest FedFans, but we’re still paying respect to the man and his genius, offering some of our most enduring Federer memories. Along the way, we chime in on Laver Cup itself, the tender Fedal moments, where the event worked, and where it falls short for us. ‘Til next time, Roger!
Of course, Federer's retirement matters. What doesn't -- at least to the players, it seems -- are the petty fan rivalries that have come to dominate the Big 3/4 era.
0:30 Federer retires: regret over letting stan wars cloud our appreciation
14:35 Federer’s imperial period: if you know, you know
17:05 Our favorite Roger memories
21:10 A non-recap of Laver Cup
29:40 The racist abuse leveled at Frances Tiafoe; fans now trying to find their next prop to prove they’re not racist
37:40 The touching retirement punctuated by truly absurdist theatre
41:20 Rafa & Roger’s unique and genuine bond - men showing affection!
52:20 Big Three or Big Four? Yes, we want to go there, just for a minute
55:10 What exactly is Federer’s legacy? What did he bring to tennis that no one had before? (thanks @seasaltandrum for the question!)