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The man responds.
June 8, 2009, 3:08 am
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Roger Federer: Legen-dairy.


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The Sod has been downed 6-1, 7-6(1), 6-4 by Roger Federer, who becomes Roland Garros Champion of 2009. I cannot for a moment comprehend why I thought I could survive the two weeks without tennis.

The wait has been too long. Four years, a semifinal, three times runner up. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for the one and only: Roger Federer. History has been made.


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*

Where art thy belief?
March 22, 2009, 5:01 pm
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I am just not feeling the TMF love these days. I couldn’t even physically bring myself to sit up and turn on my computer at 7am this morning to follow the Federer v Murray semifinal. I was already resigned to Federer losing and it’s not like I lacked the experience of going through such traumas live. (Wimbledon comes to mind.) 

I feel like we FedKADs are in need of a win. Be it a 1000 series, a grand slam, or just a win over Murray or Rafa. Just something to restore our beliefs? (Or maybe I’m only speaking for myself.) 

I’m also quite glad I did not have to witness Federer being breadsticked live (again).  


Federer after loss to Murray

Federer after loss to Murray

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I am quite dreading the clay season. D: