Tennis readings, anyone? Let’s make those face readings of Roger Federer, said to be the best tennis player in the history of the sport. And let’s thank Betsy and Anonymous for entering him into my Olympic Reading Contest!
We’ll use my system of Face Reading Secrets® to interpret some of the most distinctive face data on fascinating Federer.
Now, if you would like to read along with me, I recommend that you use this link and copy to an email or Word document, then pull the corners. That way you can make his face at least as large as a decent tennis ball… and far easier to read.
Note: Over time, links can go bad. And legally I don’t have the rights to show celebrity photos, so I can’t display them here other than providing links. But you can easily go over to Google, type in the person’s name and the blog post date, then search on images. Click on a good image, preferably current with the time of the reading here at this blog.
But beware, before you begin reading faces. Beneath that charming smile is one scary tennis player. Let me count the ways:
1. Extreme lowbrows, eyebrows placed super-close to his eyes
Spontaneity. Able to express himself (physically and verbally) way faster than a hiccup. (Substitute your favorite expression for something really, really fast.)
2. High ear position.
If you look on the level, you’ll see ear tops above his eyebrows.
Super-quick speed for thinking, deciding, evaluating, learning. People with high ears are somewhat rare — maybe 1 in 200 people owns this face data on even one ear.
When you have this, here’s one thing that happens. You’re sitting in the movie theater. Someone makes a joke. You laugh. Afterwards you hear everyone else in the theater laughing.
Nobody in the theater audience hands out prizes for such an ability. But think how it might come in handy if you’re holding a tennis racket.
3. Straight chin bottom.
Notice the shape right at the bottom of the face.
Decisions are based on principle and theory. So if Roger psychs out an opponent’s weaknesses, he can aim his shots quite directly.
4. Straight lower lip bottom.
Hold the lipstick but use your eyes to notice the contours of Roger’s lower lip.
Communication has no sentimentality whatsoever. He’s all business.
For a tennis player, of course, that racket becomes an extension of the body — an organ of communication at least as expressive as lips.
5. Out-angled ears.
From the front, you can see much of the shape of those ears. From the back, you could slide a finger or two between the ear and his head. Assuming that Roger would let you!
Deep down, does Roger want to do what others expect? No way. Never way.
And could that willful unpredictability help with the psychological aspects of the game? And speaking of psychological advantages…
6. Priority Area I is longest.
Simply put, Roger has an extremely long forehead.
Unlike most athletes, Roger Federer’s brain comes first. Not his physical intelligence. On and off the tennis court, he’s constantly learning, analyzing, trying out new strategies. And speaking of strategic advantages…
7. Long nose.
Nose length like this goes with a work talent for planning and strategy. Trust me, to Federer tennis does count as work.
8. Down-turned nose tip.
The tip is lower than the “bottom of the nose,” that place where nostrils are found.
If you can tear yourself away from your computer screen, find two mirrors so you can see your own nose in profile and check out your own nose tip angle. It goes up, not down, dollars to donuts, slams to mumbles (that last expression being my attempt to show how very much I know about Federer’s sport 😉 ).
That down-angled nose tip is an even deeper indicator of talent for creating strategy.
Roger has a lot going for him in this tennis racket. That penetrating and quick intelligence helps him succeed at the psychological aspect of the game, while double indicators for spontaneity amp up his speed. Most terrifying of all, for opponents, is the ability to think strategically. If he played chess, he could do it slowly. But Federer has been built with the speed and coordination to move strategically… and do it nearly as fast as others would, if very lucky, be able to think strategically.
As a face reader, I’d have to call it like this: Roger Federer wins by a nose.