Overheard at Australian Open…(by PJ)
A little less than 3 hours till the first Grand Slam of 2012 kicks off. I know there has been a lot of controversy and hoo-haa about certain comments made by a certain someone. When I have nothing constructive to say, I choose not to say anything, because frankly, I don’t know how the real story goes and I don’t want to speculate on anything either, based on translations and media articles that thrived on sensationalism and exaggeration.
So how about a short post about the things I overheard at Melbourne Park during the qualies on Saturday? I thought they were funny. Hopefully you people might get a chuckle out of them, too.
Guy at tram stop: Federer is fucking greedy, man…I mean, he should give Andy Murray a Slam.
Girl at food line: I’m looking forward to seeing that guy from Sweden that everyone said is so good.
Friend: Robin Soderling? Hate to disappoint you but he’s not playing this year. He’s injured.
Girl: No, not Soderling…it’s something else…OH I remember…it’s Federer. Robin Federer.
Friend: …what? That person does not exist.
Kid at Kids’ Day, when Djokovic and co were introduced: WHERE’S FEDERER?!??! I WANT FEDERERRRRRRRR!!!!!
Kid 1: Novak’s the best player of ALL TIME.
Kid 2: NO WAY, ROGER is.
Kid 1: Novak won THREE SLAMS last year.
Kid 2: Roger has SIXTEEN SLAMS. HAHAHAHA.
Kid 1: Well…Roger is OLD.
Kid 2: MUM, Jack said Roger is old!!
Mum (who was looking completely bored): Boys, eat your lunch.
Girl at Sharapova’s practice: God, I’ll turn lesbian for her.
Friend: You mean you’re not already a lesbian?
Girl: OH MY GOD!! LOPEZ!!!
Friend: NO, that’s the other Spanish guy…that’s VERDASCO.
Note: It was Fabio Fognini.
At Larcher de Brito v Vogele:
Lady: …doesn’t she ever get a sore throat? (re: Lacher de Brito’s screeching)
Girl: I’m really hoping to catch a glimpse of Nadal practicing naked…I mean, shirtless.
Sometimes, you just hear the funniest, dumbest and darndest things.
Now let the crazy begin.