Sulaiman Ijaz

Sulaiman Ijaz

The writer is a Phd student in Economics at the University of Cambridge. He is researching the education of young children in developing countries. Previously, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Dear Federer, why would you choose to #BleedBlue?

Hi Roger, You know, I’ve never picked up a tennis racket in my entire life. Nor had I watched much tennis until my mother made me watch Wimbledon, in Karachi, in 2006.  She wanted me to root for Rafa (Rafael Nadal), whom she adores. But I became totally mesmerised by you instead. As David Foster Wallace would later say about you, “Just to see, close up, power and aggression made vulnerable to beauty is to feel inspired.” And boy was I inspired. Roger Federer at the O2 in London. Photo: AFP I started following tennis for the aesthetic high of watching you play. And ...

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