Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ok I'm over it


What's this?

"Yesterday...the man from Majorca acknowledged that seeing his friend and rival...break down after their latest final...had tempered his own joy."

"[It] was tough situation, a tough moment for him more than me," Nadal, who was moved to comfort a weeping Federer, said yesterday. "But for me, too. Roger is, we have a relationship and was tough moment for him … too much emotion is there yesterday, no? But probably in the future when we see that moment on the TV it's going to be nice, but when you live that moment, it's tough. Because I can't enjoy 100 per cent the victory because I saw him cry."


Ok, now what's this?

Ha ha ha plop.

That's me laughing my head off at the poor emo-heads at the top of world tennis.

Having at first felt sad for my dear wouldn't-hurt-a-ladybug friend Roger Federer I've quickly developed sporting compassion fatigue.

"I can't enjoy 100 per cent the victory because I saw him cry" - bah! Try reading the newspaper; that'll make you cry! Try getting to sleep when the temperature moves from a scorching 38 degrees during the day to a still and sticky 30 degrees at night! Try wearing a hat on a windy day!

Come on boys, suck it up. At least you've still got your millions of dollars, your sponsorship deals and your fly-around-the-world-playing-a-happy-game-of-racquet-and-ball lifestyle. Doesn't sound too bad to me.

6 comments:

squib said...

Try reading the newspaper; that'll make you cry! Try getting to sleep when the temperature moves from a scorching 38 degrees during the day to a still and sticky 30 degrees at night! Try wearing a hat on a windy day!

You could be a speech writer. You had me galvanised right up to the hat bit

Kettle said...

It's because of the hats I'll never be Obama's speech writer :(

remote control said...

If you do a search for 'Federer' and 'cry' you'll get a lot of hits. Apparently it's his thing.

Kettle said...

Ha ha remote! You're quite right. He cries when he's happy, he cries when he's sad, he even cries when he's asleep (well, I don't know for sure but it makes sense, doesn't it?).

Millionaire Maker said...

He is also a normal human being and have right to cry whatever the moment is ,either sad or happy.
I think no one have the right to comment on his emotions only because he's a celebrity.

Kettle said...

Hi MM, I agree, Feds is a human being and can express his emotions however he likes. At the same time, everyone else in the world is free to comment on the world as they see it, including the people, places, things, events etc that come across their horizon.

I imagine Federer, as intelligent and eloquent as he appears to be, would be well used to reading about himself online and in the newspapers. I don't imagine he would be concerned with my ramblings and if he did ever read them, would take them in the way intended, as a friendly poke at what was very clearly a very human response to an intense situation. I can only hope I respond with the same integrity if I ever find myself in a similar situation. Peace out.