Thursday, July 31, 2008

a non-federer post

In an attempt to alleviate my Federer woes, I've decided to dedicate a post to the wonderful women of the WTA and their fashion statements on and off the court. In no particular order, here are some memorable ones.

love the outfit. love the energy.

maria cheering on her fellow russians during fed cup.... aka: a ploy to snag a spot on the olympic team.... too bad she's injured now.
Jelena rocks this sari... although it's not half as hot as this.

business professional looks good on chakvedatze.

This outfit just works. Kudos to Daniela and Nike.

The (in)famous tux ensemble at wimbledon 2008. Alla Kudryavtseva criticized Sharapova's outfit, but it's not like she could have pulled it off.

Who knew the color of mustard could be so hot?

Daniela looks good in golf outfits too! Can you tell I just love her?

damn you, ivo karlovic

His loss is hard enough to stomach. Must they really publish such depressing photos? WOE TO ME! ANOTHER EEYORE OF A DAY!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

quote of the day

“I’m happy I’m back with a one-match winning streak." -Roger Federer (pictured here with his number one fans: his family and mirka)
the guy jokes in four different languages! what's not to love about him?
Obviously, I have a bit to learn about computers, but I don't know how to put this youtube clip on my page. This is an on-court interview of Federer in Basel in 2007. He talks about being "average" in the locker room. LOVE IT!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

safe...for now

After a series of losses, it looked like Federer would add another to his list today at the Cincinnati Masters. TMF was 2 points away from a straight set loss to Robby Ginepri, but he won the match 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-0.

For now, he is safe from losing the crown to this man:
Yet, despite this (imminent) change in rankings, it's admirable to witness the respect the two have for each other.
Federer on Nadal: "I focus on big picture, prepare well and try not to go crazy over the ranking. I know there's a lot of talk about it now, and Rafa does deserve the credit."
Nadal on Federer: "Every player wants to be No. 1, no? I would love to be No. 1, but I am No. 2 right now," Nadal said. "I'm very happy to be No. 2. Because with my titles, with my points, in a normal situation I, well, would have been No. 1 before. So I think I have to be happy, very happy anyway if I am No. 1 or No. 2. Because if I am No. 2 it's because in front of me there is amazing player like Roger."
Personally, even thoughI'm an "unconditional" fedophile, I like Rafa and his endearing "no?"s.
and a shoutout to my readers: steve g, sanjeet, and bored annie who reads this blog even though she knows nothing about tennis.

Friday, July 25, 2008

the roger rafa rivalry (whoa alliteration)

Their rivalry permeates beyond the parameters of the court to pose this question: who is hotter? Here's the verdict according to Playboy posing Ashley Harkleroad in an interview with espn.

ESPN: And finally, who's hotter: Federer or Nadal?

AH: That's another tough one. I've never been a huge fan of Nadal looks-wise; I'd probably go with Federer. The other thing with Federer is, he's so nice. He always—OK, maybe not always—talks to me when we're at an event. Last spring I had ovarian cyst surgery, and he was so sweet to me when he saw me, asking me how everything was. He's a great guy and yea, a little better looking than Nadal.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

woe to me

THIS is not unexpected. (Newly engaged Andy Roddick, seeded sixth, was upset by Marin Clinic 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the Rogers Masters. Too bad his supermodel, underage fiance cannot participate in post-match alcoholic numbing.)

THIS is unexpected. :( What an eeyore of a day. Roger Federer was defeated by Gilles Simon in three sets. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
What TMF (the mighty federer for you tennis neophytes) had to say about his loss:
-"Missed opportunities, I guess. One of those matches maybe I think I should have never lost, you know."
-Question: To some extent, do you agree with Justine Henin's decision to retire at the peak of her career?
ROGER FEDERER: Do I agree with that? Not today. Ask me another day. Please don't kill me with questions like this.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

a casualty in the second round

I love her clean strokes and amazing drop shots, but unfortunately, my favorite female tennis star lost in the second round of the East West Bank Classic to Belarus's Olga Govortsova 6-2, 6-4. I went to the tournament last year and watched Daniela retire against Elena Dementieva, the then-defending champion. Perhaps, this is just not her tournament. Daniela, who is still recovering from a stress fracture in her right heel, commented that her game is "not there yet. I just have to be patient, keep practicing, and keep working hard. It's a long way back." To quote the quite quotable line from the war melodrama Atonement, "COMME BAAAAAAACK TO MEEEEEE!"

In the meantime, here are some pictures from the modelesque Ms. Hantuchova's feature in Tennis Italian.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Hello fellow tennis fanatics- aka: fans of THE quintessential sport! Welcome to my (technologically) humble blog, where you'll find the latest tennis news, photos, commentary by yours truly, and tennis fodder! (To borrow from the irresistible and oh-so-wise Perez Hilton, this means gossip from tennis "juice, not from concentrate.")