Hey Federer fans! Check out this NY Times interview with Chris Evert:
Q. Who is your favorite tennis player?
Chris Evert: Roger Federer has always been my favorite. He’s a gentleman. You would want to have him as your son, or your boyfriend or your brother. He’s just a wonderful human being.
Q. Tell us something no one knows about you.
Chris Evert: I have a dirty sense of humor.
Q. Your three marriages ended in divorce. Are you dating, and would you consider marrying again?
Chris Evert: Right now it’s the last thing on my mind. I’m not dating. I got the wind taken out of my sails on this last one and so I’m not considering it. It’s the furthest thing from my mind.
This isn’t the first time Evert revealed her soft spot for Roger. She was quoted about the same time last year:
“Isn’t there something about Federer that pulls at your heartstrings? I cry every time he loses a match, and I don’t even know the guy. (Laughs) There’s something so endearing about him as a person.”
Misery loves company, right Fedophiles?
But Roger seems to be doing just fine. Just hours after losing to Soderling on Tuesday, he donned a suit and went to an ITF dinner honoring Guga Kuerten, another guy who’s beaten him at Roland Garros. Thanks to GTT reader JFK for finding the photo on Twitter (via @jonmuirWilson):
Details on the party from the ITF webpage:
With Roland Garros well underway, the tennis family will gather once again for the annual ITF World Champions Dinner, to be held tonight, Tuesday 1 June, at the Pavillon d’Armenonville in Paris.
As well as celebrating the achievements of the 2009 ITF World Champions, the ITF Board of Directors will present its highest accolade, the Philippe Chatrier Award, to three-time Roland Garros champion Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil.
Former British Davis Cup player and current television broadcaster Andrew Castle will host the evening, with ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti presenting the awards to the World Champions, with the distinctive trophies once again designed by internationally-recognised sculptor Laurence Broderick.
This year’s recipients are singles champions Roger Federer (SUI) and Serena Williams (USA); doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan (USA), and Serena and Venus Williams (USA); junior champions Daniel Berta (SWE) and Kristina Mladenovic (FRA); and wheelchair champions Shingo Kunieda (JPN) and Esther Vergeer (NED), who will collect her trophy for a record tenth year.
If Roger can go out and party tonight, you can, too, Fed Fans! Allez!