Roger Federer is a happy man
Roger Federer happy with just one title? Say it ain’t so…but unfortunately it is. Federer says in an interview that he is quite happy with his form in 2011 . I am sorry…one title, happy with form and it is May 2011 now? That’s very un-Federer-like. It’s too little for the man who has won everything there is to win, except the Olympic Gold medal for singles. But he is motivated and trained hard for Madrid and getting ready for a long stretch at Wimbledon. So he isn’t even aiming for the French Open? Is that what it means? I do hope the man can add at least one other major to his name.
In other news Federer has already committed to continue playing after the Olympics in 2012 and I hope he will continue to play for a long time. “Serve grandpa, before you fall down!” is what comes to mind but to be honest; I don’t think anyone will break his record of 16 majors anytime soon and he has had a great career up until now.
Roger Federer is the escape artist of the week so far avoiding defeat at the hands of Feliciano Lopez with the set scores 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 in a match that lasted almost three hours.
“It felt like a really quick court out there and as the match wore on the more difficult it got to return Feliciano’s serve,” said Federer. “Obviously I don’t have too much rhythm going into tomorrow’s match with Malisse, a steady baseliner.”
Serena Williams stalker
Serena Williams is going to have to rethink her social media strategy after a stalker followed her through Twitter and showed up at her gated subdivision in Florida. The man, 40-year-old Patenema Ouedraogo, has been following Serena Williams around the country. First in LA where Williams was meeting with her agent, he pretended to be her assistant in Tampa while she was at the Home Shopping Network and now her subdivision in FLA. Ouedraogo has been slapped with a restrainment order but that didn’t keep him away. Ouedraogo is said to have told officers that he loved Serena and that “he knows the feelings are reciprocal.”
Now I don’t what to think. Especially after seeing the South beach photos. Is that out of line? If so then get a grip. But having someone following you and showing up at the exact places you are just because you tweeted it makes me more careful with my Twitter or at least turn off the GPS that determines where I am at the time of tweeting and it also makes me avoid Tweeting about where I am now. But ofcourse, you can’t just blame it on Twitter and Ouedraogo sounds like confused man.
Kim Clijsters back in training
Yes, you read that well. Kim Clijsters is back in training after her injury woes. On her website Kim Clijsters wrote: “I held a tennis racket in my hands for the first time in about five weeks. It felt good.” She also ruled out playing any of the warm up tournaments before the French Open later this month.
The big question however is: Can she play the French Open?
“It depends on a great many factors: What is the reaction to the first days of training? What if we increase the training intensity?” she said.
I do hope we will see her play but I don’t want her to play unless she is 100% fit.
Novak Djokovic amazing streak continues
And he has hit the big 30. He is unbeaten for 30 matches in a row and on a crash course to meet Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay. Will he maintain his winning streak or will Rafael Nadal end it abruptly and show him who’s boss?
“It’s a fact that I am playing the best tennis of my life and I’m definitely happy about it,” said Djokovic, who attributed his good form to a “strong mental ability to handle the pressure and play the right shots at the right time.”
Our good friend Justin Cohen talked with Jim Courier and Andre Agassi about the re-formatted 12 city Champions Series. (World Tennis Magazine)
While Real Madrid lost to FC Barcelona Tuesday for a spot in the finale of the prestigious Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo can still enjoy some good tennis at the Mutua Madrid Open. (On The Go Tennis)
Fans of Racquet Required, check Jennifer’s new supercalifragilisticexpialidocious website http://www.racquetrequired.com/
Interesting interview with Ana Ivanovic who admits the three must have qualities of a man. (Ana Ivanovic Official site)
Our photographer Ralf Reinecke has been in Madrid all week and shot a lot of photos. I love them all and so should you!!