I started a module at uni called ‘Sports Journalism’ recently. It seems like it’s going to be cool, and is going to involve writing a lot of articles.
I thought I may as well share them on here, so will post all the ones I write, starting with this one.
We were given Roger Federer’s post-match press conference from the Wimbledon final last year and had to get a story out of it. I was working with my mate Sam and this is what we did. I’m pretty pleased with it.
“Federer wants a holiday
Roger Federer wants to go part time with his tennis career.
Speaking in a press conference after winning his record fifteenth Grand Slam at Wimbledon, he complained about the relentless touring schedule that professional tennis players endure.
“we play too many tournaments. So we don’t have the chance…to work on our game enough”
Despite being seen by many as the greatest tennis player of all time, Federer has claimed that his game is far from perfect. He has suggested the idea of a six-month break in the tennis calendar, saying that it
“would be interesting to see…how could you evolve as a player”
Tennis greats Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg and Stefan Edberg were all present to watch the record-breaker beat Andy Roddick in five sets. It would be interesting to see what these legends think of Federer’s proposal.
With Federer performing as well as he is with the current schedule, it is frightening to think how successful he could be with half a year off to practise. Or lounge around on the beach.”