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No really. I’m going on a ban!
May 19, 2009, 8:45 pm
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Roger Federer won Madrid in case you haven’t heard yet. He won it in style too. First, he pulls a Hamburg ’07, i.e. defeat the clay monster (aka Nadal) on clay. Second, he ups it by defeating a Spaniard in Spain, where the crowds are notoriously bitchy. 

When Federer was up 6-4, 5-4 and serving out the match, I jokingly said to a friend that I wouldn’t be surprised if Rafa broke back and proceeds to win in three sets. For a moment when Federer was down 15-40 on his own serve, it seemed like my prediction was going to come true. But Federer seemed to resume his TMF persona for long enough to hold and take the match. 

But I cannot bring myself to have the zomg-I-can’t-stop-grinning reaction. No reasonable person will tell you this result has changed Rafa’s chances of bagging his 5th Roland Garros in about three weeks time. In fact the only thing that has changed is that Federer will probably reach his fourth Roland Garros final in a row, where he’ll inevitably fall to the greatest clay monster of all time. 

However, I will still be going on my Roland Garros ban. I did nothing to keep up with Madrid and look at what happened. Maybe this is a good sign for RG? *fingers crossed*

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