Love that huge grin from Roger Federer at the beginning of the video – was the interviewer making funny faces, asking him about Rod Laver, topless??? Anyway, from there he talks about how “interesting” it will be to play Andy Roddick on clay in the Madrid quarterfinals on Friday (Roger beat James Blake easily and Roddick got a walk-over when Davydenko withdrew on Wednesday.)
“Interesting” is probably Roger-speak for something, but I prefer not to guess in case I jinx him.
The other quarterfinals will be: Novak Djokovic vs. Ivan Ljubicic, Andy Murray vs. Juan Martin del Potro and Rafael Nadal vs. Fernando Verdasco.
I’m really excited about all of these matches – thrilled at Ljuby’s resurgence (his game is so simple and refreshing – and I love that he looks about 40 years old), interested to see Murray battle “yo momma” del Potro on clay, and really hoping that Verdasco is motivated by his hometown crowd and goes the distance against Nadal. And of course I’m planning to watch Roger’s match with my heart somewhere around my tonsils. (Don’t worry, I’m starting to get used to the sensation.)