Sunday, June 7, 2009


For years now I and my friends have a common obsession. That is Roger Federer, that Swiss maestro who has an uncanny resemblance to Efren 'Bata' Reyes, not winning any more majors particularly the French Open.

We would trade text messages, chat through YM, and talk about it every January, May, June, and September of each year. We would wait, with baited breath, when the draw comes out. We would curse when Federer had an easy draw and feel elated when he would meet tough opponents in the earlier rounds.

We can now heave a huge sigh of relief. The obsession can now stop. Federer won 6-1, 7-6, 6-4 against Nadal-slayer Robin Soderling in the French Open finals.

I knew coming into the semifinals, after the Nadal-Murray-Djokovic triumvirate lost before the semis, that the Swiss will win the title. It doesn't take a Nostradamus to predict the outcome. Only one of the three semifinalists - Gonzales, Soderling, and del Potro - had won a match against the player who will hereon be called by fanatics and sports critics as King of Clay and the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT).

Damn you Rafa, Andy, Nole! Why did all of you have to lose? At sa Roland Garros pa?

By the way, writing down King of Clay and GOAT and Roger Federer in one sentence hurts. Dammit!


gillboard said...

Tennis season's just begun.. hehehe.. di nako nakakapanood ng tennis. miss it.. la na ata ako kilala dun..

the donG said...

hahaha... tennis fanatics. congratulations to roger federer. bakit walang special **r*h*a* post?

The Scud said...

gillboard > men's tennis lang ang exciting. ang women's walang kwenta.

dong > di ka kasi nag-post kaya gumaya na rin ako. hehe.

len said...

I'm not so much of a tennis fan but it's a sweet victory for Roger Federer after getting his first French Open trophy. ;p

Sonia said...

haay, C. I reckon it's time you started playing the real thing... AND, women's tennis is up-and-coming, you're just biased. hehe

Raft3r said...

clay champ na si roger
not a big fan of his
pero ke martina, his compatriot
sya kanya obsessed

Andy Briones said...

I don't like Federer. Kakasawa; ilang taon na siyang nagdodominate. Tama na, sobra na, chugihin na. Ehehehe.

ash said...

i happen to see the replay of roland garros yesterday. hands down to roger! but still, two points for rafa's umbok :)