Federer-Blake exho report from C. Thanks.
Posted by tennisplanet on November 18, 2008
Just thought of sharing with everyone that Federer’s exho was a blast. I was one of the many thousands who manage to catch him with Blake, Borg and McE at Kuala Lumpur stop. He was much more animated compared to last year’s exho against Sampras. He was goofing around with the balls and attempting cricket as well. Spectators were with oooo and aaahs on his shot makings and antics. He acknowledges the crowd when one of the spectators scream ‘Roger I Love You’ while Blake was serving. He got a winning point after that LOL. McE was the darling of the crowd with his ‘tantrums’, racquet throwing and disputing line calls. Blake was smiling a lot and Borg….well he is still the Ice-Man after so many years leaving the prof tour. I would think Borg would try to do something goofy…nah, it won’t be Borg.
I am one of the many who thinks Federer should stop playing exho if he wants to break more records and getting back his No1 ranking. After seeing him playing against Blake and teaming up with Borg for doubles, you can actually see genuine smile him face. It’s almost satisfaction and happiness to be on court with 2 great tennis legends playing tennis. I concluded that his love for the game coupled by thoughts of promoting tennis for masses is probably one of the reasons why he is keen to play exho. Sometimes it clouds his judgement that his body needs rest and regroup for next year, I really feel like smashing his head with wok for this. Thank god he won’t be playing any exho for 2009. Perhaps Mirka might have already used the wok.
During 2 months break, I will replay all my dvds of Federer’s match coz this is a good as it gets and there is no one like him. Until next November, I am considering if I should risk my poor ears by watching Shrieking Sharapova playing exho in Kuala Lumpur. She doesn’t shrieks while playing exho does she?