Federporn Friday (By LJ) – AO2014 Pre-Fedal Grit & Determination Edition


I know y’all are facing the Fedal jitters, the palm sweats, the neck hairs, the lingering unease in the pit of your stomach, the desperate need to attack the xanax, stillnox, valium, moscato or other drug/alcohol of your choice to cope with the stress that Fedal brings.

The thing is… I never used to stress this much about Fedal, but then Wimby2008, AO2009, FO2011,  AO2012 and the ENTIRETY of 2013 happened and now I want to vomit my guts out at every Fedal matchup.

But even though this inexplicable and unnecessary stress blankets everything, there is always a faint sliver of hope. And as we Fed fans struggle through it, suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, we somehow…somehow come out alive the otherside.

I braved the intense, insane Melbourne heat of Australina Open 2014, to bring you hopefully some of the best and most interesting Federer photos that you’ll see on this side of Getty Images. Waiting on court 17 in 43 degree heat for hours (thats like 109F to you imperial peeps) is something that I only do for one swiss potato nosed dude.

I thought I might save the Shiney ones for a bit later on when we’ve calmed down and can then appreciate aethestic value a bit more, but today I’d like to do something different.

It’s not often that we associate Mr Federer with grit and determination but under this BALLERina is a pure LION and this… my friends… is a tribute to this foundation of fight. As fans we must also use the same grit and determination to endure the best and the worst. ENJOY THE FRAZZLE BIATCHES!!!,

Roger Federer Black & White

Roger Federer Black & White

Roger Federer Black & White

Roger Federer Day 3 Practice Session Australian Open 2014

Roger Federer in Black and White

Roger Federer in Black and White

Roger Federer Day 3 Practice Australian Open 2014

Roger Federer 2nd Round Match Australian Open 2014

Roger Federer 2nd Round Match Australian Open 2014

Roger Federer in Black and White

Roger Federer Day 3 Practice Australian Open 2014

Roger Federer Day 3 Practice Australian Open 2014

Roger Federer Day 3 Practice Australian Open 2014

If you’d like to see the rest of my AO2014 photos please check out my flickr page

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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).

3 responses to “Federporn Friday (By LJ) – AO2014 Pre-Fedal Grit & Determination Edition”

  1. Alex (@FedFanForever) says :

    Nah, my vomiting the guts out before Fedal ended last year. For me it’s a nice bonus if Roger can get it done, but no more skin off my esophagus.

  2. Puffin says :

    Gorgeous photos and a lovely man! :) Thanks so much, LJ.

  3. mattzemek says :

    Thank you, LJ, for some truly spectacular work in very difficult and demanding weather conditions. All the photos are terrific, but the one with Fed hitting the ball from the shadows and the lit ball appearing against the dark backdrop is the best of the bunch!

    Thank you once again–first-rate craftsmanship!

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