I’ll have another Federer, double shot, easy on the foam.

RFed

I have a confession to make. I like my coffee milky and sugary with rainbow-coloured sprinkles. SO JUDGE ME.

Meanwhile, the elitist Swiss coffee Nazi, Jura, has released 300 limited edition RF coffee machines.

Why am I posting this you ask?

1) If Fed wants to sell a coffee machine for 2000 Swiss francs to fund education for children in Ethiopia, then OF COURSE, I’d aid him in that endeavour. (Clickey to bid, if you’ve got cash to burn).

2) Those rich brown curls are 100% fair trade premium Arabica. You know it’s true! (Less sure I am, about the shirt.)

3) I AM SO FRACKING STARVED FOR WOGIE McFED THAT I’M SITTING HERE DROOLING OVER SOME OVERPRICED COFEE MACHINE THAT TYPIFIES THE POINTLESSNESS OF CAPITALIST CONSUMPTION. FUCK MY LIFE.

Coffeemachine

Federbear

While we’re at it – some Federer quotes, from an August interview with Fed that I seem to have missed (it was in the Chinese press). Thanks for the fans at the Mothership for digging it up.

T:那么,在目前的职业阶段,世界第一对于你还是很重要吗?

Question: At this point in your career, is being No 1 still important to you?

F:当然很重要!我享受身为世界最佳的感觉,即便是现在,很多人已经将我视为历史上最伟大的球员,但如果能够重新夺回世界第一,一定会有很大的成就感,我会为此而努力。

Of course it is! I enjoy being the best in the world, even now, a lot of people call me the greatest of all time, but to be No 1 again would be a huge achievement and I will work hard for it.

..

T:那么,你还会打多久?

Question: How long will you keep playing?

F:老实说,我也不知道这个问题的答案——而这正是一个好现象,不是么?之前有人误解过我打到2012年奥运会就退役,但我只说过我一定会打到伦敦奥运会,并没有说那之后就挂拍。我的梦想是能够一直打到35岁,我现在29岁,因此希望还能够再打上6年;不过,这也要根据我的身体健康情况、旅行的安排以及你刚刚说到的动力问题等一系列因素综合决定。

To be honest, I don’t know how to answer that question, which is a good sign, isn’t it? Before, a lot of people misunderstood that I’d only play until the London 2012 Olympics, when I only said I’d definitely play til London, not that I would hang up my rackets after that. My dream is to play til I’m 35. I’m 29 now, so I’m hoping for another 6 years; but this also depends on my physical health, travel plans and what you said about motivations and other factors.

T:说到奥运会,你会在伦敦争取卫冕你在北京夺得的金牌吗?搭档还是斯坦(瓦林卡)?

Question: Mentioning the Olympics, will you defend your doubles gold medal from Beijing? Will you still play with Stan  (Wawrinka)?

F:很有这种可能性。不过,在目前阶段,我还没有太多考虑双打的问题,现在我想得比较多的是单打。刚刚在新闻发布会上你也听到了,还有记者问我是否将参加混双项目。奥运会的网球赛只有八天时间,如果我打单打、男双和混双三个项目的话,我估计每天都要打两三场比赛吧,那不是很现实。所以,到时候我会根据赛程来决定,不过,我非常企盼能够在温布尔登争取男单项目的金牌。

That’s a possibility. But at the moment, I haven’t thought about doubles. Right now, I’m thinking more about singles. You heard at the last press conference, a few reporters asked me if I’d play mixed doubles. There’re only 8 days during the Olympics. If I play singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles, I’d have to play 2 or 3 matches a day, that’s not very realistic. So I’ll decide according to the schedule then, but I hope to win the gold medal at Wimbledon.

T:你的两个女儿不久前刚刚度过了一周岁生日,在网球和家庭之间寻找平衡,比你之前想象中更难还是更容易?

Question: Your daughters just turned 1. Was finding a balance between tennis and family harder or easier than you expected?

F:这么回答你吧——很难,但比我之前想象中要容易一些。带着两个孩子参加巡回赛确实要付出很多努力,这是我之前就预想到的;但我没有预想到的是,旅行的过程倒挺方便容易。特别是她们年龄还小的时候,每天睡觉的时间很长,也不用去学校,我可以常常逗她们玩耍。

不过,等到她们上学后,事情会复杂一些——我们是带她们旅行呢,还是将她们留在学校?好在,我从来没有因为孩子而影响过训练或是减少参赛的数量,我感到非常幸运,能够和孩子们共度很多时间,而且我的太太一如既往地做得很棒。

Let’s just say – it’s hard, but it’s easier than I expected. Traveling with two kids on tour requires a lot of effort and that was what I expected; but what I didn’t expect was that process of traveling has been easy. Especially when they’re young, they spend a lot of time sleeping, they don’t go to school and I can always play with him.

T:今后我们会在看台上看到这对小天使吗?

Question: Will we see those little angels in the stands one day?

F:当然有机会!其实,她们现在就经常在球员休息室里玩耍,今年在哈雷草地赛练球时,她们突然来到了球场上;在瑞士的时候,我太太有时候也会带着孩子来看我训练。

Of course! Actually, right now they’re always playing in the players’ lounge. This year when I was practicing at Halle, they suddenly came on court; back in Switzerland, my wife sometimes bring them to watch me practice too.

Source: ATP China

Translation: My own

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8 responses to “I’ll have another Federer, double shot, easy on the foam.”

  1. girl_from_mi says :

    Wait… the babies were on the practice court in Halle AND NOBODY GOT PICS????

  2. marcoiac says :

    the traveling with the kids should be getting worse soon though. ok, they are swiss kids, so most likely behave better than your average kid, but the terrible 2s are terrible 2s!

    (too bad tennis players don’t have kids at such a young age so that their kids hit the teenage years while dad or mom is still playing. that would be fun to watch: eyes rolling, snappy comments at dad or mom, the works….)

    • GruetziMiteinand says :

      You’re very right – kids of that age are equally terrible in Switzerland too…

      The RF Jura coffee machine has now reached at 3700CHF… anyone here who tried to bid for it?

      Honestly, that’s so freaking overpriced that I would expect Fed himself to serve me my morning coffee in bed!

  3. jfK says :

    I hate coffee, but I love me some Federer. I am really sick of this drought and ready to see him again.
    He sounds like he is excited to go back to Shanghai and it sounds like he gets a lot of support there too. only 2 more days until he arrives, right?

  4. xta says :

    so glad you’re back, doots — missed you…
    speaking of roger shilling — actually, this one is more like shilling roger — have you seen that the tennis channel has a contest to win a trip to switzerland (zurich) this november and meet roger ??? there’s a lindt tie-in as well…

  5. PJ says :

    Bitch, what’s this about KRudd having better Mandarin than you? Clearly you pwned him :O

  6. Breadstix says :

    Bidding’s at CHF 3.010,00 … so if I don’t eat and sleep on the streets for a term, I CAN HAZ IT. :D :D :D

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