Without further ado, I present to you:
The FedBot6000 Goes To Monte Carlo: An MTF Perspective
A true story of love, hate and betrayal during one Bot's quest for world domination through tennis.
As the Monte Carlos Tennis Masters tournament drew near, a new strain of threads started to appear (in some cases reappear) in the 'General Messages' (GM) section of the world-renown tennis-fanatic website, menstennisforums.com (MTF).
Threads ranging from the helpful Amarone's
'Live Stream for Monte Carlo' to the hopeful 'Passion of the JesusFed, Vamos Rafa!' by AlfonsoJoe
and the angry 'I can't see the damn ball!' (uNIVERSE mAN
) could be spotted among the chaos that is GM.
Betting odds and ever popular 'Who will win' polls were posted; opinions were tossed around like hot potatoes - tennis fever ran high. An ever narrowing draw had revealed an imminent match up like no other: the FedBot6000
vs. ClayBot 3.0
in the finals of the Monte Carlo Masters. The day before the final, a controversial thread emerged on GM. Courtesy of Mirkaland
, the title said it all 'Roger on Rafa: "He's quite one-dimensional"' and immediately caused an uproar.
Set 1 (6-2 ClayBot):
On the day of the final, our intrepid reporter (that would be me, folks) woke up at the unheard of time of 8.30 a.m. to watch the match. Switching between livescore, the livestream links provided on GM and the 'Monte Carlo 2006' (Fightclubber
) Thread in the Federer Express, a depressing picture was emerging. The Claybot 3.0
was leading 4-0. The FedBot managed to finally get on the board with the 5th game, inspiring satisfied ClayBot
'Nadal Was Close To Bagelling Fed in the 1st Set' GM thread.
Quote of the Set:
Set 2 (6-7 ClayBot):
Originally Posted by Isy
can't believe how relief I am that Rogi actually got a game and avoided being bagelled...
Livescore showed this to be close. The Bots battled it out, staying neck and neck, with FedBot
dominating the tiebreak 7-2 to win the set. Daze 11
emerged on the 'Almost Bagelled' thread to support the FedBot
expressed horror at his level of play while various others (including one citrusy ServeBot
fan who shall remain unnamed) expressed their disdain towards the FedBot
and his fan base.
Quote of the set:
Set 3 (6-3 ClayBot):
Originally Posted by zimzim
The way this kid runs down every ball is scary
Things were looking up for the FedBot
as it went up 1-0 on the ClayBot's
serve. However, the ClayBot
took a break for a minor malfunction and some speculated it decreased the FedBot
momentum. The unstoppable ClayBot
was able to break back and ended up taking the set comfortably.
Quote of the set:
Set 4 (7-6 ClayBot):
Originally Posted by lunahielo
Mirka looks scared.
Things looked very bleak for the FedBot6000
as the seemingly unshakeableClayBot
ran off to a 3-0 lead. However, the FedBot
showed indomnitable fighting spirit as the livescore slowly crept up in his favour. Reaching a tiebreak, there was some indication that there was to be a 5th set as the FedBot
had 3 mini-breaks. The impressive ClayBot
kept cool and 6-5 up, smacked the decisive winner to end the match.
Quote of the set:
Originally Posted by ChloeLove
I'm going to piss my pants!
There was chaos. For a full 10 minutes the 'PRIORITY ACCESS' message flashed when trying to access the forums. In the 24 hours afterwards, GM contents could be broken down as follows:
3 'FedBot Lost' threads,
5 'ClayBot Won't Last',
2 'Does FedBot Need to Change It's Strategy?'
6 'Strategy to Beat ClayBot'
7 'Can FedBot win Roland Garros?' (with polls) and
1 'Boxers, Briefs or Boxer-Briefs' thread.
Quote of the Aftermath:
Originally Posted by mirkaland
Not this again.
Let's be above all the 'tards' in GM.