I grew up watching sports. My heroes rose. They triumphed. And then they always failed. We expect that. A reporter asked former world heavyweight boxing champion, Larry Holmes, what he regretted about his career. He replied, “Getting old.” Time is undefeated.
When people bet on the next Wimbledon champion, they often pick from pedigrees. But it doesn’t take an expert to know that Roger Federer, at 39 years of age, has few (if any) new titles in his tank. That applies to every aging athlete. Just ask Larry Holmes.