They’re calling him ageless. He grows older, yet continues to win championship after championship. We’re talking about tennis phenom #13 FCIR Roger Federer who last weekend won the Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over Marin Cilic. In just the past 12 months, Federer has won back-to-back Aussie Open titles and three Grand Slam championships in all to bring his total to 20.

Federer is now 36 years of age, a time when most players are ready to retire. While this past year we highlighted a couple non-#13s on the tennis circuit (#1 FEAR Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and #9 FCAR Kei Nishikori), #13 FCIRs continue to dominate tennis. This will continue as long as power rackets are here to stay and tennis remains a gladiatoras arena of speed, reaction time, pliability, strategy, and angles, all areas in which the #13 is uniquely gifted (think of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray).

Have you noticed Federer’s physical build (and most #13 players for that matter) His upper body is quite thin, but his calves are massive. His legs are super flexible, and if you look closely, his gate and knees hyper-extend dramatically. Federer is amazingly pliable (a #13 trait), and thus able to contort in ways the average mortal cannot. Not only is he extraordinary, but Roger is cool, calm, and collected. He clearly has optimal neurochemicals and neurons, which greatly help in any sport. He also possesses an admirable humility about himself, which makes him all the more likeable. Roger Federer will definitely and deservedly go down in history as a tennis legend and perhaps the greatest of all time.

As a final note, you may have seen Federer break down and cry in his final moments while addressing the crowd.  Shows of sudden emotion can be quite common among male #13 FCIRs, being heavily Right brain dominant (and not far-removed from the posterior R amygdalae). “I’m happy I can show emotions and share it with the people,” Federer said during his on-court speech. “If I got emotional, it’s because it was a full crowd again. This is for them also.”

Written by: Staff
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