I am normally a big fan of the Jimmy Fallon, but I think this bit kind of falls flat. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by Pseudo Fed?
The artist Jean-Pierre Blanchard painted a portrait of Roger Federer at the presentation of the SVC Entrepreneur Award in Zurich in four minutes. That’s an impressive feat, and it’s fantastic it was auctioned off for charity. But why did he paint to St. Elmo’s Fire? So many questions…
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Fellas, in the immortal words of Jermaine Stewart, you do not always have to take your clothes off on court to impress the ladies. In fact, it really can be a bit of a turn-off. Women like to use our imagination a winning smile or a smoldering stare is all we need. Here are some examples of boys melting our hearts the right way, and others who really need to keep their shirts on
Uh, wait, what we were talking about again?
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Deep down, I kind of knew that Fed was going to end Nole’s streak. The beginning of Nole’s greatness started with his win over Roger in the US Open Semifinal. It was only fitting that it end in yet another slam final. I mean really, was Fed going to let Nole get the number 1 ranking with a win over him? OVER HIS DEAD BODY!
Though I do have admit, I was not exactly looking forward to yet another Rafole final either. It is not just that the novelty had worn off. There was just such a lack of Drama. Rome final? YAWN! And this is coming from a major fan of both Rafa and Nole. This time last year was exciting because Rafa was finally healthy and lethal. Watching him dominate was jus joyful. But then he kept winning. Wimbledon? Awesome. But by the US Open, truth be told, I was kind of bored with Rafa winning. I think it helped make Novak 2.0 this year extra sweet. Having the same guy on top in every slam…it just ain’t that compelling. I think I have realized that this is where my Federer dislike stems from: all those years of GOATiness.
So I guess we should be thankful that The Streak has ended. Novak lost before he could start to bore us with his dominance. And now there are all sorts of fun questions: how will he do on grass? Was it just one inevitable loss, or will his confidence be irredeemably shattered? See, DRAMAZ!
As for tomorrow’s Fedal final, I’m conflicted. I want Rafa to win, but I want Nole to be number one. I don’t want Fed to win, but I want Nole to be number one, etc, etc, etc. As for the actual tennis that will be played…
Yeah, I’m with these guys. I do not know who will win, but I’m thinking a straight sets win for either Nadal or Federer. A “classic” this will not be. Let’s hope I’m wrong.
But regardless of who wins, the best news of all? GRASS STARTS ON MONDAY!!! YIPPEE!!!!
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This may make me a horrible person, but this is hilarious. Poor girl…
Despite a chipped tooth, a crunchy ankle, a plethora of happy pills, and a less-than-stellar post Australian Open match record (What up, DY!), Andy Murray has made it to the semifinals of Roland Garros. I would congratulate him, but since he is jeopardizing his entire grass season (heh, “season”) by playing with a tear in his ankle, I’ll refrain. I mean, what’s the point of this? To prove that he’s tough? Does he really think he can beat this guy being less than 100%?
Yeah…you know, it is times like these that I am thankful that I am NOT a Murray fan., cause damn, is he infuriating.
And speaking of infuriating, please please please please please please do not let Fed win tomorrow, Grilled Cheesus. Not just because I want Djokovic to be number one (which I do), but beating super Nole and *gasp* winning a slam after everyone has written him off might turn Federror back into GOAT. DO NOT WANT!
I much prefer Fed broken and vulnerable. Because I can’t hate him when he is pathetic and losing. Please, don’t make me a hater, tennis gods!
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In a match in no way resembling their last match in Paris from the fall, Fed routined Monfils 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(3). Not that surprising, frankly.
Roger will now face Nole in the semis, and even though Nole has dominated their most recent matches, I think his GOAT-iness will take this one. Fed knows he stands in the way of Djokovic’s streak, the number 1 spot, and a first trip to the finals, and he always raises his game when there’s history on the line. He is reliably annoying like that.
And since all my favorites are crashing out in drama filled 5-setters, I do not expect this match to be any different. What can I say, clay season has totally made me emo. #JankoSigh
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Oh, and did I mention the unbelievable shot-making? Yeah, there was that too
Yup, it was kick ass, indeed!