When will you be back, Roger?
The court isn’t the same without you.
The matches are boring; baseline tussles, no chip and charge
Not disparaging any player but the boys are reluctant to come to the net.
We miss the unusual calm you display under pressure
We miss your rare creativity and mental adaptability
We miss your cat-and-mouse game with opponents
We miss your gait and we miss your smile
Your brilliance is what inspires us
Your longevity is what endears us
Your finesse and artistry tickle us
And that beautiful family you hold together, oh boy!
Come back and allow us feel the joy in winning
And also touch the depths of sorrow when you lose.
Bring back SABR. Bring back Serve-and-Volley.
Bring back Mirka. Let the twins beautify the courts again.
Come back maestro.
Come back to the dance floor
Come and light up the party hall again.
Come with all your retinue of ballet, tango, salsa. Rumba and cha cha.
Please come back soon, Roger.