Tuesday, May 15, 2012

NEWS: Blue clay sprouts green cash and world #2 spot for Roger Federer

Roger kisses his wife after the win.
In the case of Roger Federer, Blue is the new Green. With his historic 20th ATP World Masters Tour 1000 titles in hand, Federer has managed to win at the Mutua Madrid Open over #7 Tomas Berdych, move into 2nd in the world ahead of long-time rival Rafael Nadal, and show winning form, at the ripe old age of 30, that has him taking 45 of his past 48 matches. By the score 3-6, 7-5, 7-5, Roger has not only won this tournament for the third time, but he gets himself within a single spot of regaining the world number one ranking–chasing the elusive record of Pete Sampras at 286 weeks. Federer is currently at 285 weeks after being displaced at the top spot by Rafael Nadal in June of 2010.
    If all of this was not enough to make one insanely jealous, Federer commented, "One of the great things with me in my life after everything that I have achieved already is to be able to travel with my family and share it with them, even though they don't quite understand what's happening yet. It's just nice that they are right there with me to share it." Ok Roger, just rub it in!
    Oh, and did I mention that he walks away with a a framed black suit from the movie Men in Black III presented to him by Will Smith himself? And there was also this little thing called a check bringing the Swiss Maestro over the $70 million dollar mark in career prize money.
    Perhaps it was the luck of wearing a blue shirt and headband while playing on blue clay. We may never know.

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