Tuesday, October 09, 2007
I found some pics of the Fed from a few years back at the Pacific Life tournament in Indian Wells, CA. I am glad he has refined his wardrobe and has gone back to a more conservative Nike look. The blue shoes are kinda cool, it looks like he has blue shoe covers like we ride in, doesnt it?
If you EVER get a chance to see him play in person, do it. His skills are a cross between fine ballet, chess, and an aerodynamically perfect time trialist. It looks so easy and it is so beautiful to watch him create angles that you never thought were there. The guy could teach geometry at Andre's school in Vegas when he retires. Then again he has a lifetime contract with Wilson so i think he may not need to work.
I just wonder what it feels like to play against him. Patrick McEnroe has this great gig he does in which he puts Roger's opponents in a "zoo" like fun house. It is called "The Federer Fun House." And Roger just toys with them. It must not be too fun to be a pro and have Patrick make fun of you.
Last, if you are lucky you can also see our friend Al Trautwig comment on tennis matches, especially the US open. I have yet to decide which sport he knows less about, tennis or cycling, but he tends to grate on viewers either way after 14 days.