Don’t Stop Me NAOOOOO I’m having such a good time…


Rewatch the Federer v Davydenko Doha final from yesterday and turn this on in the background:

I did. And then I did a little Wiggles dance.

Note Federer’s face as he walked up to Nikolay at the net after his 63 64 win yesterday. He looked so satisfied and happy that I half expected him to break out into a song, “I’m a sex machine ready to RELOAAAAAAD like an ATOM BOMB about to OH! OH! OH! OH! OH EXPLODE!

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The combination of Queen and McFederer was so potent both my ovaries accidentally detonated. But boy, it has never felt better to have maimed lady-tubes.

The celebrations were somewhat muted. The Australian Open starts in just under 8 days and already, I find myself twiddling thumbs and absent-mindedly bouncing Federbear against a wall out of angst. Everyone will tell you that Federer has won 5 of his last 7 non-slam tournaments. B-b-but WHUT? He’s not supposed to care about Mickey Mouse tournaments anymore. He’s not supposed to be amassing a ridiculous number of points like he’s on some kind of demented hunt for scalps. This Federer guy – isn’t he meant to be “over the hill”, desperately grabbing at whatever slams Nadal “generously” toss his way so that he can seal his precious legacy?

Say WAAAH?! Winning an extra tournament Stockholm? Almost in tears in as the Basel champion? Looking like a kitty with milk in Doha? Going on a non-slam tournament binge?

Who do you think you are – the new Nikolay Davydenko?

I kid, of course. You know as well as I that there is no cause to doubt Federer’s hunger and passion for the game. Sure, this ain’t a slam, and the task before Wogie now would be to valid the sensational 6 months he’s had with a slam win. Am I confident? Never! It’s a slam, fearing everybody is the mark of a true kool-aidholic.

But let’s just say that I’m bringing back those hot tunnel vision goggles and my favourite mantra: ONE. MATCH. AT A TIME.

But like hell I’m going to forego a celebratory fistpump after such a satisfying win, just because the bigger prize is just around the corner. Every title deserves to be celebrated and savoured.

So here’s the deal:

  • He didn’t lose a single set this week.
  • Having lost all of his tiebreaks in Abu Dhabi, Federer won all of his tiebreaks in Doha.
  • Counting Abu Dhabi, in 7 matches, Wogie McSquishie has been broken ONCE.
  • He hasn’t faced a break point since the R16.
  • He played his toughest and most passive-aggressive match in the 2nd round against Schoorel, and has since stepped up gradually each match.
  • Against Davydenko yesterday, he struck the ball so cleanly he put Windex out of business. Besides that, he served automatically, he took his chances at the net and returned aggressively: which is to say that most of the little tweaks in his game in the last 6 months were evident.

Yes. The Paul Annacone magic lingers, and 99% of Federer fans now want to permanently relocate inside Annacone’s mouth and live on a diet of neapolitan ice cream. Love ya, Mister Cone, you crunchy Zen-master you!!

And then, there was little this gem I just came across.

“He’s obviously l told me to play more aggressively, because I did have a bit of a tendency to just start chipping the backhand return into play and just getting the rally started. I’m very good at that, I can do that all night. But it’s just a bit predictable for opponents….”

Oh my Grill Cheesus, you needed Paul Annacone to tell you that?

Never mind. LET US PARTY ON.

Don’t stop me now I’m having such a good time! I’m having a ball!


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Don’t stop me now, if you wanna have a good time, just give me a call!

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Don’t stop me now (’cause I’m having a good time!) DON’T. STOP ME NAOO. (Yes I’m having a good time!) I DON’T WANNA STOP AT ALLLL!

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Don’t stop Wogie. *wiggle dances*

xx doots

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14 responses to “Don’t Stop Me NAOOOOO I’m having such a good time…”

  1. Matt Zemek says :

    The battle lines are drawn. No Murray in the quarters, please. And actually, while getting big-time revenge against Berdych at Wimbledon would be awesome, I’d actually be wary of the first-half-of-a-season Czech in this tournament.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Then again, if Fed does bring the Doha version – FederCone 5.0 – to Melbourne for two full weeks, he ain’t getting knocked off.

    We gonna see, no?

    And now, 10 paces and DRAW!

    • dootsiez says :

      Berdych? He’s playing better than he was late last year, I’d say a 4th round looks good for him. But then again, I don’t think lightning will strike twice if he does play Federer again. *knocks on wood*

      Avoiding Murray in the quarters, or semi even would be great. The ideal draw at this stage would actually be to get Soderling in your half.

      Although I wouldn’t want to eat my words in 2 weeks time.

  2. luvfedgame says :

    Mz Doots you never fail to deliver, your blog is my first port of call after the mothership (rf.com) and I always leave with a smile on my face. My commiserations to your lady bits but they suffered in a good cause, no?

    I lke what I am seeing from Wogie….he is looking so good and playing even better, can’t wait for the AO!! looking forward to Wogie McFed kicking butt and taking names!

  3. sue w says :

    Wooo Hoooo Doots !! Great post and I sincerely hope your LB will be fully recovered for OZ!! If he plays there like he has the last few weeks no-one will take him down . Loved the whole ‘banana milkshake’ guy from start to finish !! He is out to show them all and I cant wait !! Go Roger , take it !!’

  4. breadstix says :

    Wogie Wogie. 😀 That was a happy moment. I’ve reached a stage a while ago where I no longer dare think about the outcome of a match for the fear of let down but gosh was that a happy moment. 😀 Pls don’t stop, Feddykins!

  5. roadrunnerz says :

    Ok, I listened to the song while reading your post…lol

    Whenever Fed goes on a losing streak and sports journalists start going on about how Fed “only gets up for the majors”, I want to start throwing things. I’ve never believed that for one minute and I don’t believe it now.

    The fact that he’s won more “minor” tournaments than any other player in the last what, ten months, is surely proof of that. Once again.

    As for the AO…let the frazzling begin!!

    Crossing fingers that Sod and Nole are in Rafa’s half. That is all. 🙂

    • roadrunnerz says :

      One more thing…I just realized the Swissies won two out of three tournaments this weekend! Wohooooooo!

    • ClayBuster says :

      Yeah never believed the “he only cares for the majors”-crap either and was rather shocked to see even other Fedfans coming up with it!

      Well all the signs for a good AO for Feds are all there now. Hope he keeps it coming. The best thing I noticed is that there have barely been any archetypical Feddie Second Set-Brainfarts in his matches the past four months or so (except perhaps in the Paris final but I will happily forget about that), his concentration absolutely has become better. Scary outlooks for all possible opponents in the upcoming weeks.

      LOL LOL LOL about that interview. So, Rogie only listens to Annacone, that’s obvious. I think about 99% of fans on the net have said exactly the same thing to him during his ‘slump’… Good thing he caught up with Paul just in time!

  6. dAri says :

    SUUUUIIIIIIISSSSSSSEEEEEEEE!

  7. A_Gallivant says :

    Just lovely! Smiles on my face entire weekend. Fed’s on a mission and our boy is straight up about where he wants to be come mid-year or WTF. Let’s get cracking!

  8. jfK says :

    “and 99% of Federer fans now want to permanently relocate inside Annacone’s mouth and live on a diet of neapolitan ice cream”
    😀 doots, I heart you
    I had a banana milkshake last night, tasted like heaven 🙂

  9. pban says :

    Now for a typical pban comment…my frazzlemeter hit the roof after this win,beware the curse of doha fellow fedfans.

  10. Katarina_YYZ says :

    That s— was bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

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