7. Roger Federer’s losing theory
“I would honestly rather lose to the same guy twice than lose to two different guys. I think if I lost to two different players I would think I wasn’t playing well, but with one guy I can think ‘OK, this guy is on a roll’. It’s just easier to digest.”
In 2007, World No. 1 Roger Federer’s run of 41 consecutive victories on the ATP Tour was broken by Argentine Guillermo Canas at Indian Wells. Quite shockingly, Canas beat the Swiss again at the Miami Open in the same year.
Roger had a clever theory to explain the losses. Canas is on a roll!