Federporn Friday (by LJ) – Celebrating the draw from HELL (AO2013)


Roger Federer Day 2 Practice - Australian Open 2013

Well it has been a long time since we had one of these right? Well we’ve decided regardless of the result of tonights semi against Murray, we’re celebrating the fact that old man Fudd made it this far with the draw from hell.

So here are a few (okay a LOT) of my favourite pictures I took at AO2013. Again I’m pining for that photographer media pass one day…but until then I’ll have to be content with just hitting a lot of other people in the head with my giant canon 70-200mm F4L.

Again I made a short sojourn to the Australian Open, to watch some tennis…meet up with awesome tweeps like Dootsiez and PJ…and of course stalk Wogie…and take pictures of his bouncy hair.

Roger Federer Day 2 Practice - Australian Open 2013

and his perky posterior…

Roger Federer Day 2 Practice - Australian Open 2013

For those unfamiliar with the Australian Open, it’s I think the only Grand Slam with full access to players practicing. (Although I’m not sure about RG, someone correct me on this). And this year they’ve made it even easier to stalk. An electronic practice schedule board was erected near the practice courts and all the info was also posted daily online.

Roger Federer Day 2 Practice - Australian Open 2013

Roger Federer Day 2 Practice - Australian Open 2013

This is great, this is fair, this allows a whole heap of grounds pass holders to see top players they otherwise might not see. It also means that first timers, autograph hoarders and various other members of the public now know where to camp out.

Roger Federer Day 2 Practice - Australian Open 2013

Roger Federer Day 2 Practice - Australian Open 2013

So what used to be an easy 30min wait to get the fence position for Fed’s practice has turned into a minimum 75-90 minute wait under the sun. Some even camped out for 3-4 hours to guarantee the fence. Oh I miss the old days when you used to get a secret text from an RF commer or checked the printed schedules at RLA where only a few knew to check.

Roger Federer Day 2 Practice - Australian Open 2013Roger Federer Warmup - Australian Open 2013Roger Federer Warmup - Australian Open 2013

It’s democratisation peeps…sometimes I thought I was too old for this stuff…but you know…when you’re there…you can’t help it.

Roger Federer Warmup - Australian Open 2013

Roger Federer Warmup - Australian Open 2013

For jaded seasoned Fed stalking pros like us, even though we’ve got too many signed RF caps, and the holy grail, an actual photo with the man…when you’re surrounded by a few hundred cray cray people willing to wait in the sun for hours to see a potato nose dork hit some balls. I guess you get carried away in the fervour no matter what.

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 2 - Australian Open 2013
Even ballboys and security get excited…

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 2 - Australian Open 2013

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 2 - Australian Open 2013

I wonder if The Cone gets excited?

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 2 - Australian Open 2013

his shoes are certainly pink and exciting…

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 2 - Australian Open 2013

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 2 - Australian Open 2013

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 2 - Australian Open 2013

The thing is…I admire Mr Feddypants mostly for his tennis. Sure my admiration of his tennis improved after he cut his hair and allowed Mirka to dress him but I never really thought him as “hot” per se. After all, he’s a complete dork, occasional idiot and is unpassionately serene most of the time playing tennis. But for those lucky enough to see him in person…the man is… RIDICULOUSLY ATTRACTIVE. When he’s broad-shouldered 6’1 frame is in front of you, the FACT literally…hits you IN THE FACE!!!!

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 2 - Australian Open 2013

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 2 - Australian Open 2013

WHY ARE YOU SO ATTRACTIVE YOU BIG DORK????

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 2 - Australian Open 2013

Hope you enjoyed that. And whatever the outcome tonight, hope this has at least made your Friday…a little better.

You can find the entire collection of my AO2013 photos here and my previous tennis photos here.

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About LJ

Sup, I'm LJ, media producer/director, photographer and all round addict of various cultural pursuits...including food & tennis (the latter with an irrational attachment to a certain swiss potato nose genius).

9 responses to “Federporn Friday (by LJ) – Celebrating the draw from HELL (AO2013)”

  1. dootsiez says :

    You are wayyyyy too harsh on your photos. ’cause they look amazeballs, the light, the man, the moves …

  2. LJ says :

    lol, well these ones I do like. Want to do even better next year, experiment with a bit more variety. GET ME A PRESS PASS BITCH =p

  3. Katarina_YYZ says :

    Great photos, thanks! :D

  4. jfk says :

    beautiful!! :) thanks for sharing,LJ. I love Federporn friday forever. :D

  5. Natalia (@arkulari) says :

    Roger is not photogenic, he’s far much better looking in person than he is in pictures, not a pretty boy a-la Feliciano López but rather like a 50’s leading male, classical “rugged” handsomeness :)

    You should definitely get your press pass and delight us with even closer shots of Rogelio, these are amazing!!

  6. LongLiveKingRog says :

    Oh gosh. Ovary explosion, as you would say. I was at AO last year and i certainly didn’t take 90 mins to stalk Rogie. But it was pure guess which court he would be practising on. This year they made it much more fan friendly but I cannot imagine wilting under the sun for 2 hrs for a 30 mins practice session!
    I think the ‘holy grail’ is very hard to attain in such big tournaments…. but I enjoy the stalking nonetheless! great pics!

  7. jandemom says :

    Thanks for the porn, LJ! These photos are wonderful – so glad you were able to get close enough to take them & good luck with your press pass dreams!

  8. Nancy says :

    LJ,

    Thank you so very much for these photos. I was pining for a Federporn Friday (ah, the good old days) and this certainly hit the spot.

    If you got a press pass, we would all have seizures from the deliciousness that you would bring. We would also die happy.

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