Its still mind-blowing how young he is. Hes barely 20, but he plays like an expierenced veteran 20-something. Hes humble, down-to-earth, intelligent, and mindful of the game's history. No matter what you think of his style of play on the court, you can't not like him as a human being. A great person for the game for many years to come.
Happy birthday, Rafa! And if you weren't standing in the way of the Roger slam, I would totally want you to get your seventeenth title and your second grand slam and all that. Even as it is, if you win it, you thoroughly deserve it, and I won't begrudge it to you.
But I'm afraid I'm still cheering for Roger.
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"I couldn't even tell you who the No. 1 ranked tennis player in the world is right now," Federer said. "It's probably me, still. It is, isn't it?" The Onion
Russophilic member of the MTF Perv Squad--objectifying Tarpischev, Kafelnikov, and Volkov like whoa.
Good luck to: Marat Safin, Andy Roddick, Guillermo Coria, Nicolas Kiefer, Tommy Haas, Joachim Johansson, Marcos Baghdatis, Gael Monfils, Richard Gasquet, Paradorn Srichaphan, Xavier Malisse, Olivier Rochus , Guga Kuerten, Mario Ancic, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Igor Andreev, Dmitry Tursunov, Younes El Aynaoui, James Blake, and more!