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Federporn (Belated) Friday (By LJ): Choice Slides from AO2012

Are you feeling a little low? Thinking the final with Novak and Rafa just won’t do it for you? Well hopefully some pRon will make you feel a little better and keep you energised once you decide to swear off tennis forever after the end of AO2012…or until Davis Cup starts up in 2 weeks time.

Now I was only able to grace AO2012 with my presence for 2 days and thus only saw Princess Rog a few times but hopefully I’ve made up for it with the sheer amount of photographic spammage I made.

Now, I’m pretty short, 1cm shorter than Francesca Schiavone…or so Wikipedia tells me…so after a giant debacle whereby I was sticking by Roger’s OWN practice schedule on Court 4 and waiting in the hot hot sun for over an hour…douchebag decides to turn up on Court 16 (which is like 5km away) and the only reason I caught him was because I decided to saunter over and say hi to some RFcommers.

For those who haven’t had the privilege of waiting out for a Federer practice session in the scorching Melbourne sun…let me put it this way…if you’re not there at least 45min before his scheduled practice…you ain’t getting a front row seat baby…and thus have to fight through a 5-9 deep crowd (if you’re short) just to get a glimpse. And this is when being an aggressive photographer with a BIG lens…comes in handy…

At first…it was pure hold the camera up and spam…I couldn’t see shit…I just hoped my camera could…

Roger Federer Day 6 Practice - Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Day 6 Practice - Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Day 6 Practice - Australian Open 2012

Yeah douchebag even looked good without been seen…is that akin to if a tree falls in the woods does it still make a sound type analogy? Anyway…i dunno, soon I had a relatively clear line of sight anyway…

Roger Federer Day 6 Practice - Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Day 6 Practice - Australian Open 2012Do you like ACTION??? I LOVE ACTION…here are some action SHOTS…

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012The above photo btw…is possibly one of my favourite photos I’ve ever taken…I’m blowin up that baby and making it into a NIKE JUST DO IT! poster or some shit…I should probably sell it to other worshipping fangirls…or I should just sell it to NIKE, in fact why doesn’t NIKE just hire me to take photos of him for their campaigns…huh? huh?

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED??? Well here’s some more pervy stuff…

Roger Federer VS Bernard Tomicmirnin’ himself on the big screen

Roger Federer VS Bernard Tomic

Lashes..and Chest hair…completely unintentional….I SWEAR!!!!

Roger Federer VS Bernard Tomic

HAIR!!!!

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

MOAR HAIR!!!!

Roger Federer Practice Session Day 7 Australian Open 2012

Well I hope you enjoyed that…and I hope it made you feel slightly better about AO2012 in general. If you liked my photos, the rest from the tourney of Wogie McFed are here, here and here. Also if you really really like the pRon that I give you…petition AO2013 to give me a media pass or something…or even better maybe ask RF.com to make me their official Photog for the next Aussie slam…cause you know it’ll result in more stuff for you guys.

I’ll try and enjoy the final as much as I can tomorrow night, but for now Wog and I will both bid Adieu!

Roger Federer Day 6 Practice - Australian Open 2012Great posts by PJ and Matt below on the serious stuff…like tennis and whatnot…check them out.

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AO2012 Day One Wrap (By LJ)

This time last year I was soaking up the sun in Melbourne, chillun’ with Wog and PJ, checking out the sights on Day 1 of AO2011. But this year alas, it was first day back at work after summer break, so I had to be content with following the scores online.

So before we get onto perving at Mr Grandpa-sore-back here are some of the interesting outcomes of the day.


Bernard “The Annoying” Tomic beat Nando, in 5…from 2 sets down. Kid had nothing left in the tank afterwards but kudos to Tomic for his tough mental fortitude in the heat. And Fer…tough luck drawing someone who’s got more mental toughness than you on a hot day.

Bad day for the Brits as 5 went home with hardly a fight. Some of the other seeds to fall early were Pennetta, Monaco, Melzer, Wickmayer and Ljubydaddy.

Kolya again had a bad showing, losing in 5 but Delpo made it in 4. Jarkko Niemenen retired due to abdominal strain against Nalby which was disappointing after his win in Sydney on Sunday.  But I’m glad my BB Greeegor Dimitrov made it through in 5 over Jeremy Chardy.

The rest of the seeds rolled comfortably, including Rafa, overcoming the trollage of his knees yesterday.

My knees are fine no? I just sprained it sitting in chair, thinking of how to become roselike…

Mr Gramps-sore-back made it through in 3 against a very big hitting and incredibly unpredictable qualifier journeyman, Alexander Kudryavtsev. Kudryavtsev hit some screaming winners at stages, baffling Gramps, but faded after a groin strain midway through the match.

Rog had a nice collection of backhand and forehand shanks along with ill placed net play. Net play was especially lacking and bad today but probably because his opponent hit so big and so fearlessly. But a couple of times he stepped up during the crucial stages and managed to set up BPs and set points with cracking forehand returns.

Regal hand wave…

The post match interview by Courier was as entertaining as ever. Asked if he would coach his own daughters, Rog remarked…

Of course I would…I don’t have much of a choice I guess! I’d very happily give that to my wife…

and Mirka…went all BOSS on him.

cute…

and bonus twin pic from the match.

As for War of the Roses…there is no war because King Roger didn’t feel like partaking, cause you know…his royal highness is above all this plebian shit…plus he went all UN in the presser and will be the successor to Ban Ki-moon. or something.

That was roughly how Day 1 went folks…much more tennistical drama to come…

basel basil barsol baysel…(by LJ)

I didn’t watch one iota of Basel, till the final. I don’t know if I’ve ever managed to watch Basel in the past, I felt like it did but obviously not since the time difference meant every Fed match was 4am Sydney time, ugh…but thankfully the final was a more manageable 1am.

Yes yes, the draw parted like the Red Sea. Mandy had a Butt Strain (serves you right for taking Marco’s wildcard and complaining about the long schedule). Nole went down with 1 shoulder against Nishikori, who served a delicious bagel in the 3rd.

SO IN THE END….

This man came with a mission…

To beat this guy…

Who is on this mini-resurgence, which is great cause he’s uber likable and has a great game. But anyhoo…Maestro played like this most of the night…

and Special K could only do this for most of the night…

So Maestro fistpumped lots and went in for the final kill….

The 3 Amigos looked on in bemusement…

And at the end Fangirls and boys squeed at the final sweet sweet victory…

Tears flowed under the rampant adoration of the crowd…

But smiles prevailed overall…

And that bigass trophy got a bigass wet kiss…

Whilst the ballboys & girls got their much deserved PIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAAAAAAA…..

And i managed to go to bed at 2:30am…

Nothing short of PeRFection

Shanghai Masters 2011 – Midweek Irrelevant Asian Dramaz (By LJ)

I’m away interstate for work for the next 4 days so won’t be able to comment on the end of Shanghai masters till early next week but here are my thoughts on the irrelevant drama thus far….It’s a pity only about 5 people witnessed the following fuckery live in the stands.

Tomic d Fish (2nd Round) 6-4 1-6 4-6

WHUT?

Giraldo d Melzer (2nd Round) 6-3 3-6 6-7

Hmmm, Melzer continues to be crap after an excellent year last year

Nishikori d Tsonga (2nd Round) 6-7 6-4 6-4

Tsonga couldn’t care less I gather

“ah shit, no?”

Mayer d Rafa (3rd round) 6-7 3-6

IN STRAIGHTS???? WHUT??? Have I mentioned that I shared a flight down to Melbourne before the Aus Open this year with Florian Mayer? I was going to go up and say hi but I chickened out.  But still…nice guy…shouldn’t be beating Rafa in straights. I didn’t watch the match, was Rafa shithouse?

Ebden d Simon (3rd Round) 2-6 6-2 6-7

Very good run by Ebden as a qualifier.

This tournament is this man’s to lose…

Yay for you Mandy….but hey still not a slam though *ahem*

Have you started caring about the Asian Swing yet? The Asians have clearly stopped caring.

Asian Swing: Halfway Wrap (by LJ)

What…people are still playing tennis? People still care about tennis?

Yes it’s the much maligned Asian Swing, were players below the top 3 try and make some more money and actually win some matches.

Considering all the matches were actually in or near my timezone, you’d think i’d have watched quite a lot but alas, I have been stolen by the Rugby World Cup amongst other things, but anyhoo…

Mandy cleaned up and bageled Rafa in the process, winning Bangkok and then Tokyo. I managed to catch the 2nd set of the Tokyo final and Rafa must have played shithouse in the 3rd (and Mandy out of this world).

I don’t care if Mandy beat me, no? It’s no grand slam, no? I laugh last, no?

Donald Young impressed me again by taking down Monfils in 3 in Bangkok…but then promptly rolled over to Mandy in the final.

Tipsy took Kuala Lumpur over Baggy….WHAT???

And Berdy won the China Open (Beijing) over Cilic…BLURGH!!!

Nothing to see here…moving on.

Shanghai (Ahhhh my mother city) Masters is this week. We’re pretty much through the first round already but as everyone should know, the big guys don’t play till the 2nd round, so here’s a belated preview of the tourney.

Rafa Quarter

Rafa has a possible meeting with Nalby in the 3rd, Tipsy/Berdy lurking in the quarters.

Unknown Quarter #1

Ferrer, Youzhny, Verdasco, Roddick, Robredo and Almagro duke it out. I personally hope its my BB GREEGOR Dimitrov who makes it…but he has Randy 2nd round,  so probably unlikely.

Unknown Quarter #2

Fish/Tomic Round 2, should be good if Tomic has improved his hardcourt game, otherwise Fishy Beatdown. Cilic, Dolgo, Melzer AND Luby in the mix. Tsonga to make quarters probably.

Mandy Quarter

Possible Mandy/Stan 3rd round, Gilles Simon for quarters.

Overall…duller than batshit really. I’m ready to continue sleeping till the Euro indoors. Pity for Asia but the matchups here are about as interesting as the lack of people in the Shanghai stands.

As Robredo rolls over Bohli in 2 tiebreak sets and Young sets up a 1st round encounter with a Chinese Wildcard, I count like 5 people in the stands… I’ve seen more spectators at challenger events…

…tsk tsk Shanghai, this is absolutely effing ABYSMAL you can do better… you have a population of 18 million…just give the tickets to the grandmas, grandpas and all the waidiren =p.

 

 

 

Federporn Friday (by LJ) : Choice sides from the Davis Cup…

So with the news that we won’t be seeing his Royal Tennistical Highness till the European indoor swing, I bring you some lovin’ federporn from the past Davis Cup between Australia and Switzerland. The colour Red has never looked better…

We start with the back…side…

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 2

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland

Then…take a saunter around the blurry side…

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland

How about the nonchalant side??? Meh?

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

Yessums, volleying with my eyes closed…

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

I’m thinking…pasta arrabiata tonight?

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 2

What about the…BAMF side?

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

werkin it

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

KNOWING It

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 2

HAIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR !!!!!!!!!!

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

LOOKING INTO THE WINDOW TO YOUR SOUL!!!!!!!

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

=D

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

*pics by moi

Davis Cup – Australia vs Switzerland Days 3/3.5 Wrap aka Maker of Men (by LJ)

Where do we start the story of Stanislas the Manislas? He who was made extra manly on this Sunday in history. PJ below has but already expounded on his manliness so I guess let’s start at the beginning of the day.

My inner circle of federites arrived early hoping to catch our man practicing but alas as he was playing the 1st match he was done by the time the gates opened. Instead I amused myself by reminiscing about my childhood tennis watching days seeing these guys out on court.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

Lleyton was practicing and he looked sharp and ready to go. He looked like he was going to “Cut a bitch” today. I was scared for Stan, but then I didn’t even know if Stan was playing, I spent the majority of the day thinking I was going to cheer on poor Marco who was going to be destroyed.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

Rog started off blisteringly against Tomic, taking fast aggressive grass court tennis to the teenager. Shutting down his slices with venom, and like always showing who’s freaking BOSS.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

But then Mirkaland happened along wind, leaves/twigs and stuff littering the court and tarpaulins blowing off makeshift broadcast towers in the 3rd…causing complete distraction. Tomic then took it with his own brand of aggressive tennis, and I was impressed with his effortless power. If the kid can dial his game and tactics on the hard courts, he’s going to be top 20 for sure.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

But then by the 4th, it ended just as fast as it started. Rog was pushed but he was never really in danger.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

So…tied at 2-2…we heard that Stan would be playing the final deciding rubber. I had all but given up hope for a Suisse win. Gimpy Useless Stan against Lleyton “I will cut your heart out with a spoon and eat it in Davis Cup ties” Hewitt on a dinky grass court in Sydney? All signs pointed to a steamroll by Hewitt.

So I took my leave of the court in the break between matches and chilled by the railing outside waiting for Roger to come by. Dude took his freaking time, the 1st set was over before I went back in again and all because I wanted to take photos like below for all you perverts out there.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

So I get back into the main court. On serve 2nd set. Then Stan pulls a break near the end to take the set. Okay we thought, he has a set, he can lose without embarrassment. And then the 3rd set happened. Breaks were traded like the WTA and at 5-4, Stan had BP 30-40 to take the set. Rusty drops it short at the net, Stan comes in for an easy backhand pass up the line…and he MISSES IT by inches….OUUUUUUUUUT.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

I threw my hands up and went “STAN YOU NOB!!!!!!!” I thought that was it. Rusty comes back, drives off another few BPs in that game and holds later to take it to the tiebreak. Up a few early minibreaks, Stan brainfarts 1304987102397109273 set points and loses the 3rd in over 70min. We all thought, this is it…Hewitt will roll through the 4th.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

I should also mention that at this stage it started getting ridiculously cold in the stands, the sun was going down, PJ had a flight to catch, we ALL wanted the match to be over and done with so we can go home to hot chocolate or something.

But then something happens in the 4th. Rusty double faults a few times, clearly not having enough leg strength to push off on the serve and suddenly…Stan wins the 4th…the stands are going FUCKING NUTS!!!!…WE WERE GOING FIIIIIIIIIIVE…my Swiss flag was out and I waved it obnoxiously around all the Aussie supporters around me.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3FUCK YEAH STAN!!!!

Suddenly we all started caring…like WHUT??? but 2 hours ago, we were all happy for Stan to just lose and get it over and done with…what the hell happened? It was getting tense…and dark. So cold and dark that I stopped taking pictures. We all feared the worst, BAD LIGHT, will it get called off before it finished?

At 2-2 Stan somehow broke again, I don’t remember much of it other than utter disbelief that he broke, and then cheering like a madwoman. At 4-3 Pat Rafter had a long argy bargy with the UMP, I thought it was going to be called then but no…2 more games the UMP said. Stan Holds…5-3 and it finally gets called. Mutters of discontent ring around me. Personally I was glad they freaking called it, I couldn’t survive a “real life version of Wimby 08” and I don’t think Roger would have appreciated it either.

So we all got on the buses and went home, with none to return the next day. It would be up to fate we gathered. But in our conversations afterwards we were all incredulous at Stan’s effort, pretty much summed up in this gem of a quote by Princess Rog. That night we would all do anything for Stan.

After such a performance the Day before, there was no way that I would be happy unless Stan won the match. It only took 1 game on the morning of the 4th day to decide it. Against a seriously injured Hewitt, all Stan had to do was keep the ball in play and thus as anti-climactic as it was…the tie was won. Le Suisse was back in the world group and Australia again has to spend another year in the wilderness of group I.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

I’d also like to take this opportunity to talk about Hewitt. What an absolutely tenacious human being. You know, I used to hate him with vigour, everything he embodied irked me. But in his old age (for a tennis player) he’s really hard not to root for. And he left himself out there on that court, he fought, he struggled and he almost took it. He put in possibly the most effort of all the players in this tie and it must be gutting to not have pulled out the win.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

Davis Cup is a maker of men and fraught with more drama than Dynasty. It’s where tennistical battles are fought, leaving courts bloodied in the wet salty tears of a country’s favourite sons. One only has to watch the utter agony of Djokovic retiring to Del Potro to understand that there is something intrinsically more to Davis Cup than just tennis.

So it is that which makes Stan…THE MAN…of this tie. He went in a gimpy boy, sulking at his own misfortunes and came out a man whom made his own destiny in the twilight of a Sydney spring. We can no longer question his commitment and tenacity in Davis Cup. After this gutsy performance Wawrinka has proved himself and we are all better for it.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of mishmash wraps and photos from the Davis Cup tie. I myself felt nothing but complete privilege to witness 3 days of amazing tennis and drama…and of course…Roger Federer on grass. Certainly a dream come true and nothing less. It was a completely epic and captivating tie and will leave me an experience to cherish forever.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

I’d like to thank the following PJ, JodiMcA, Ceciliase7en, Lizibef, Specifite, Amy and cb_s for sharing it with me.

We hope to bring you some FPF before Shanghai kicks off with more tennis next month.

LJ

~photos by moi – Day 3 all here

Davis Cup – Australia vs Switzerland – Day 3 Message For Stan (by LJ)

Dear Stan,

We eat humble pie and apologise for doubting your determination. You were just AWESOME today (bar that brain fart in the 3rd but I digress)

For tomorrow…

ALLEZ

HOPP SUISSE

GO STAN…GO!!!!

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 3

Full Day 3 Report coming tomorrow, I’m physically hurting (Not as much as Stan obviously) and too busy getting work work done to complete it (besides, technically Day 3 isn’t really over, its finishing at 11am tomorrow)

But here…have some photos from today as consolation for the absence of my eclectic word poetry.

Davis Cup – Australia vs Switzerland – Day 2 Wrap – aka Why Pat Rafter is a Genius (by LJ)

This entire Davis Tie has been a genius chess move by Pat Rafter (or whomever else orchestrated it) and here’s why:

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 2

1. They picked the best surface possible. They picked an ordinary grass court. Marginally better than your local club. It was adequate but it’s not up to tournament level (Halle/Queens). Now grass is the hardest surface to shift to. Your lower body, especially the quads and hammys take a lot of strain, reaching the low balls and making sure you stay upright on dinky grass. For Roger coming from a deep showing at the US Open meant extra strain and soreness. For Stan with a leg/foot injury, it wasn’t ideal either.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 2

I don’t know if international peeps understand but the court is literally built on the centre court of a row of grass courts at a prestigious golf club here in Sydney. They then build stands to seat 3700 people on the 2 sides. It like attending a big community tennis tournament.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 2

2. They picked the best team possible: Hewitt, wimby champ, Tomic wimby quarter finalist, Guccione big server, tall huge wingspan, great at the net. And yes Rog has 6 Wimbys but Stan has never made it past the 4th round. Grass is arguably his worst surface by FAR,

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 2

3. They picked the best tactics. Putting Tomic up against Wawrinka, knowing that he had a better chance winning than against Fed. Teaming Guccione with Hewitt for the doubles, which meant resting Tomic for the reverse singles.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 2

4. They were the best prepared,

“Gooch’ and I were up for it – we’ve been preparing for this for the last couple of weeks.” – Hewitt

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 2

In all honesty today’s rubber was brought to you by Chris Guccione, Tennis Journeyman, who was damn clutch today. After an easy giveaway break in the first game, Guccione was impenetrable and even though the Swissies lost, they really couldn’t really have done much against Guccione’s serve even if playing their best. But it’s sad to hear that the achilles injury he suffered sometime during the 3rd set may cost him his career. That’s tennis I gather, heartache and happiness in one sport.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 2

As for the Swissies, Fed left his heart on the court, he didn’t play well but he was trying. Stan, not so much. After much discussion with fellow Federites today we’ve concluded that Stan is perhaps just a bad Davis Cup Player. There’s a sort of mentality a player needs to succeed in Davis Cup, some have it without as much singles success (Nalbandian, Hewitt) and some just can’t seem to rise to the challenge like Wawrinka.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 2

Yes he was injured, but the entire tie you could feel this air of “Get me the fuck outta here” from Stan. Yes his leg was hurting and he hated the grass, hated the court, but could he have dug deeper? is the question.

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 2

anyhow, after a tough 4th break tiebreak, Australia came through 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

Final day reverse singles looks grim for a clearly gimped and hobbling Swiss team. Tomic having been well rested on the 2nd day looks good to cause an upset against old man Rog. And Wawrinka is waiting on order from the docs to see if he plays the final tie. Switzerland may need a miracle to get through but I’ll be there along with the others cheering them on.

Even if it is Marco Chiudinelli in the end…

Davis Cup - Australia vs Switzerland - Day 2
Rest of Today’s Photos by Moi, Here

Davis Cup – Australia vs Switzerland – Day 1 Wrap (by LJ)

So finally returning to Sydney after 9 years, Wogie Mcfed and his fellow Swissies take on the bright lights of Aussie tennis. The ground is the hallowed grass at Royal Sydney Golf Club. A Club so exclusive that for mere plebeians it probably takes 20+ years just to get on the waiting list.

Luckily due to the current ironic plebeian nature of tennis spectatorship, a bunch of us got to mush the golden paddock beneath our feet and it was glorious.

First up, young Tomic took on a slightly hobbling Ewok. Grass being Ewok’s least favoured surface it was clear that he pretty much just wanted to get out of there. After taking the 1st set, My Friend Stanley promptly rolled over to Tomic’s junk balls and excellent poise in 4 sets, 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-3.

 Ewok’s best ass-ets…I gather…

Tomic showed maturity and patience, outlasting Stan the man in most rallies and waiting for his opponent to implode on the rest. Stan looked far from best and he realised that his man, Rog, needed to save the day.

Before Rog took the court, myself and my merry band of Federites tried a bit of stalkage at the walkway to the court. Alas, he kept alluding me, the others may have got better pics, but for me he hid behind bushes and his physio before he miraculously appeared red and ready on court.

Rog started fast against Hewitt who was having an AWESOME serving day. But once Hewitt adjusted his returns, Rog turned to his furdish ways an couldn’t find a 1st serve and subsequently lost the 1st set 5-7. My entire row of Federites went white as sheets and by the time he went down a break early in the 2nd we were all swearing precociously at him.

But thankfully, he finally figured out that he was here to play tennis and not just look pretty against the green backdrop. Hewitt fought valiantly but there was a clear night and day between the pace of his strokes and that of his Swiss nemesis. It all ended happily for us 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 6-3 with some insanely high quality stuff in the 3rd and 4th sets. Revenge taken for that epic 5 set loss back in 2003, which in actuality, let’s not forget, started the Reign of Fed the Great.

So first day over 1-1, doubles tomorrow, hopefully more Wogie and *finger* crossed Swissies  come out with the win.

Now I’ve see Roger Federer play on grass, I can finally attest to him being an absolute religious experience. For at least 2.5 sets today, anyway 😉

 

~photos by moi, the rest are here