Sorry guys, until I’m back in the real world, it’s all Roger Federer all the time here at GTT. (Blogging should be back to normal-ish capacity this weekend, when my vacay comes to an end. I look forward to talking about non-Roger issues at that time.)
Roger and Mirka were photographed, sans bambinos, in Rome. I feel kind of bad posting these, since the Fed Camp’s expressions read “Shit, paparazzi!” Well, at least the term is Italian, so it’s kind of a cultural experience, right?
(Special thanks to jFK for alerting us to these gems.)
Mirka’s thinking: “Maybe we can duck into that Prada store, for a minute. Just to evade the cameras, of course.”
Chocolate gelato, eleven o’clock! But Roger needs his assistant to act as a screen while he makes his move.
I think Roger’s mom’s arms are more muscled than her son’s. . . just an observation.
(Photos by Bauer Griffin)
Oh, and while browsing these photos, I caught this one, of Roger and Rafa cutting the ribbon at the new centre court at the Foro Italico Tennis Center on Monday. Another keen observation: Rafa’s hair is always wet. Seriously, the guy has a personal hair spritzing assistant, no?
Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe via Zimbio
Roger had his own observation, regarding Rafa and his chances at Roland Garros (via Tennis.com):
“I would love to say I’m the big favorite but I don’t think it’s quite right, even though I won the French Open last year,” Federer said in Rome.
“Rafa has just proven again in Monaco how tough he is. He’s been on an absolute tear on clay for the last five years. He’s hardly lost any matches. You can almost count those on one hand, and he’s only lost one match at the French Open. So I would think he’s still the favorite.“
Roger, the official non-favorite at Roland Garros, plays Ernests Gulbis on Tuesday in his first singles match in Rome.