Swiss tennis star Roger Federer is not a robot. He has admitted to succumbing to a bout of mononucleosis – glandular fever – and blames the dread disease for his bad start to the year. (Who has he been kissing lately? I thought was a teenie illness.) His “horror” stretch includes losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semi-finals in January and crashing out in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships last week.
Posted on Mar 8, 2008 by swissjourno
The 26-year-old “veteran” said on his website he had been diagnosed with glandular fever, a virus whose symptoms include fever, a sore throat, and swollen lymph glands, during a stay in Switzerland. And that losing games had nothing to do with losing his magic touch.