Didn’t the grass look beautiful today with the sun shining and the players gliding around in their tennis whites? It’s a nice contrast after the months of red dirt, Adidas neon and Roger sweating through his polos.
The constant “Roger talk” on ESPN almost ruined my mood. It’s insane. Chris Fowler said before Fed’s first round match “we might not learn much about Federer from this one.” What the heck don’t you know about him by now? You’ve seen him play five clay court tournaments over the past few months (making it to the finals of four of them) – it’s not as if Roger was just released from rehab or witness protection or something. Thank goodness Mary Joe is around to give some pro-Roger perspective. Too bad they barely showed the match.
Here’s the real question: do we like the sweater? I was finally getting used to the blazer-shorts combo, and now we have this wardrobe change up. Personally, I think that the sweater makes more sense – it’s both traditional and functional, without the disconnect of a retro blazer being paired with high tech shorts. So I’m pro sweater, but anti the ever-enlarging RF logo on everything. Like I said, we should know who Roger is by now.
The cardie features five buttons (symbolizing Roger’s five victories) and is made of materials from British manufacturers. If you want one for yourself (alas, Nike won’t monogram it for you), the Telegraph reports that the company is selling 230 of them, to mark Federer’s 230 weeks as world No 1, priced at £260. I couldn’t find one for sale online (not that I could afford it), but I have a feeling there might be a few on ebay, soon.
I found the message on his practice t-shirt even more interesting than the cardie: