Picket Fence Federbears wish Roger Federer a happy 30th birthday!
By the time this post goes up, it will already be 8th August in Australia.
Can you believe it? The boy who took out Pete Sampras at Wimbledon is now 30.
He now has 16 slams. 67 career titles. A family. Two beautiful daughters.
He’s been No 1. He’s been raised on a pedestal. He’s fallen, and he’s hit back.
He’s been the subject of admiration and jealousy in equal measures.
He became the inspiration for what many regard as the greatest essay ever written, by a man who eventually lost the will to live, but while alive – found enough beauty in a forehand, a serve to keep believing in the best of humanity and religion, and to keep at that slow and tortuous process of digesting emotions and excreting them into words.
But beyond that, he is my inspiration and the daily inspiration of many of you readers who – when I proposed this little project – sent in your birthday notes for Roger through comments, emails, through Twitter and messages. Some of these are in text, some are in pictures. But regardless, thank you all for taking the time to contribute.
NOW LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED.
From Amber R:
God gives the world
So many wonders and treasures
To remind us of his love
Happy Birthday (Roger) to one of them!
From Janet Gibson:
Happy Birthday Rogi. We hope to see you on court for many more years. Keep up the hard work as any tournament without you does not live up to standard. Good health also.
Happy Birthday roger
I love you so much
You are my hero
I love the tennis because of you
I hope the best for you
You are n1 for eveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer
Keep converting lawn tennis Court into ping pong table …
Happy Birthday Roger Federer … you rock!
Happy Birthday rogeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer 🙂
Good luck ! You are the best in the world
We love you
Thank you for the wonderful memories over the past few years. You’ve been a joy to watch, even that time you flooded me with your tears in Melbourne. I think you’re amazing and I know there’ll never be another like you. Happy Birthday my darling, stay squishy.
Happy birthday to someone special,
Happy birthday to some on I love,
Happy birthday to the man who is my everything,
Happy birthday to the one who has the key to my heart,
Happy birthday to the one I see in my dreams,
Happy birthday to the one I think about constantly,
Happy birthday to you my love, my life, my Roger Federer.
Happy 30th birthday Roger!
Happy Birthday Roger, from an adoring fan through the good times and the bad. Remember, form is temporary but class is permanent.
Happy Birthday Roger, I hope you enjoy your birthday, please win Cincy for me, also the US Open. Say hi to Mirka and the kids!!
Happy Birthday Roger, have a blast with Mirka and the girls, keep playing and bringing joy to the Tour.
But it’s not all just about reflecting on 30 years of sheer, unadulterated AWESOME. There’s the future too. So I end with a birthday note from Roadrunnerz:
For your birthday, I’d like give you me. That’s right. Me.
I know, I know…it’s too much!
But then you’ve given me a whole lot these last eight years or so and it’s not like you turn 30 every day. So I’m sticking with it.
You got it. Me. For your birthday.
That’s said, I’m going to I need a little help from you.
I have only ONE day to attend the Rogers Cup in Montreal this year and in order for me to make the above happen, I’m going to need you to be there that day.
Happy Birthday, Rog.
See you there.
Indeed. See you soon, Woger!