It was literally “blink and you miss it” in terms of Roger Federer’s straight set thumping of Dudi Sela yesterday. I think ESPN showed a total of 3 minutes of Roger time – 2 of those featured him signing autographs. Ah, well, I guess that’s the price we pay for having a bumper crop of fierce and focused young American gals a la Sloane Stephens taking out seeds.
But I digress. . .LOOK!
At first I thought Mirka, Charlene and Myla were having their photo taken with Mayor Bloomberg, but on closer scrutiny I believe that’s the US Open* dancing man. Word on the street is that Mirka very rarely takes photos with anyone, so this is quite the prize!
*Thanks to Judy and Fedforlife for clarifying that it’s not the crazy dancing man but actually Oscar de la Renta. Makes so much more sense now. . . .
(This isn’t the dancing man I was thinking of, but I guess he’s close enough. . .you guys do know who I’m talking about, right?)
Hmmm. . .speaking of strong resemblances?
Roger was asked about family life in his post-match presser:
Q. When you have a bad day, and you don’t have many bad days…
ROGER FEDERER: I do have bad days.
Q. But when you come home to the twins, do they put things in perspective to yo
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, I don’t need my twins to put life in perspective or my tennis life. I’ve always been at peace with the game or without the game, and my kids are the best anyway. It’s changed our lives forever, obviously. Very thankful, you know, that we have been so fortunate and that the girls are such nice, cute kids. It’s just more fun on tour, I guess, you know.
Fed gets Marin Cilic in the third round.
Thanks to MajorFedFan for passing along the shot.