This past weekend Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer and claimed the Wimbledon title. But that doesn’t mean he should be in the Tennis Hall of Fame.
1. Hall-of-famers should be role models to their fans. Novak treats his fans terribly. He has definitely heard me screaming his name from the stands, but he never acknowledged it. He just ignored me and kept playing tennis.
2. Top-tier athletes are disciplined. But Novak doesn’t have the discipline to sit down and write me back? He hasn’t returned even one of my many letters.
3. Great tennis players are patient. They can wait for their soul mate, instead of just marrying whoever is around.
4. World-renowned athletes don’t hide from challenges. Yet Novak has an unlisted address. It took me an extra four days to find his house.
5. All world-class athletes know their responsibilities extended beyond the court. But Novak? Novak doesn’t even come outside his house when he hears a person screaming, “Help, a wolf! Someone come outside with your shirt off and save me!” I could have died.
6. Hall-of-famers have to remain calm under pressure. Whereas Novak gets all upset about one little broken window.
7. The best athletes rely on their skills rather than their equipment. Yet Novak seems to rely pretty heavily on his elaborate home security system that calls the police after just one little broken window.
8. Top tennis stars have tenacity and a never-give-up attitude. Novak, on the other hand, is very quick to file a restraining order.
9. Hall-of-fame athletes trust their instincts. They don’t let a team of lawyers tell them what to do. And they certainly don’t let a team of lawyers send me a cease and desist letter saying I have to take down our website.