24 Feb Tennis Tuesday ; Sportsmanship
Being a high level athlete comes with high expectations. Not only in your performance but also in your character. Yes there are a lot of things at steak and there are moments when things don’t go as planned.
Either with a team or individually, you grow up hearing about sportsmanship and what it means. Some athletes forget about that and some hold that philosophy very near to them. Once in a while things happen and you get to see that players character shine through. Back in the Rotterdam Tournament Tomas Berdych was in the middle of a volley and took a nasty spill. His competitor Gael Monfils crosses the net to check on his opponent to make sure he’s okay, helps him up and continues on with the match. It’s times like that when you realize that the people we watch are still people. People with great tenacity and empathy. It’s a combination that can be hard to find in certain sports.