It's fair to say Roger Federer doesn't exactly appreciate the world of Twitter. The Swiss has long held out on joining the social media website, despite having a remarkable Facebook following. After his crushing straight sets loss at the hands of Rafael Nadal in the Rome final, Federer was asked to comment on Twitter's opinion that his serve was not up to speed. He didn't exactly take it well...
Q: Roger. You say you are healthy and I am convinced you are. The Twitter world says you are not and the speed of your serve was 174 and the second 160 …..
R. Federer: 160 is that slow for a second serve… Is that slow?
Q: It is normal …….. The Twitter world says this.
R. Federer: Is everyone the same opinion. Janowicz serves at 225 but I am not that guy and I work my points differently and the radar is not always the story. Ask Rafa if I served slow and he will silence the Twitter world your friends.
No word on whether Rafa will take to Twitter to silence everyone once and for all.
It's probably fair to say Federer won't be joining Twitter anytime soon. But we won't give up hope, for we all know that even tennis players change their minds. It was just over a year ago that Maria Sharapova wrote this about Twitter:
"I'm bored with myself on a daily basis, and I think if I'm bored, like eating a bowl of pasta, I don't need to let the world know that I'm at this restaurant eating a bowl of pasta."
And just look at the happy Twitter user now...
If I lived in Rome, I would turn into a big pan of homemade spaghetti twitter.com/MariaSharapova…— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) May 13, 2013