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« Reply #160 on: September 23, 2022, 04:58:49 AM »
My wife and myself will be watching Federer's last match tonight.
I will have to assist my wife in dispelling her grief by helping her to consume some French Red in order to ease her pain.  ;D
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and leave no doubt.

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« Reply #161 on: September 23, 2022, 06:11:20 AM »
Hopefully he'll give everyone something memorable... one last SABR perhaps?
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« Reply #162 on: September 23, 2022, 06:53:02 AM »
My wife and myself will be watching Federer's last match tonight.
I will have to assist my wife in dispelling her grief by helping her to consume some French Red in order to ease her pain.  ;D
Could you please send a bottle my way too?  :(

In any event, glad that you can watch it!

Team World is struggling though Jack Sock almost beat Casper Ruud.  Though almosts in sports don't count for much (other than watching a good match).

Taking a break from cooking and KP duty to watch the second set with Tsitsipas and Schwartzman.


Hopefully he'll give everyone something memorable... one last SABR perhaps?
I want to see those singlehanded down the line shots along with a couple of tweeners and those serves which he manages to disguise where he's aiming for so well!  ;D  Will you be watching it from a friend's house or at a sports bar LKB?

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« Reply #163 on: September 23, 2022, 12:16:34 PM »
I'll have to catch up via the internet over the next few days, once I'm off work. Right now sleep takes precedence...
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« Reply #164 on: September 23, 2022, 12:51:52 PM »
I'll have to catch up via the internet over the next few days, once I'm off work. Right now sleep takes precedence...
Sorry to hear that.  Sweet dreams.
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« Reply #165 on: September 23, 2022, 03:51:31 PM »
There were very moving scenes on the court at the end of Federer’s playing career. Irrespective of what happened on the court, what struck me as the most poignant aspect of the whole event was the camaraderie between Federer and Rafa. That was joyous to behold.
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« Reply #166 on: September 24, 2022, 03:32:29 AM »
There were very moving scenes on the court at the end of Federer’s playing career. Irrespective of what happened on the court, what struck me as the most poignant aspect of the whole event was the camaraderie between Federer and Rafa. That was joyous to behold.
Yes, you could certainly see the real friendship there.  ❤️ Probably not a lot of dry eyes in that stadium; mine sprung a leak (or two...or three) when I was watching here.  Must have been hard too today for Roger to walk back out on the court with Team Europe.  Heard also that Rafa won't be playing any more at this year's Laver Cup.  I suspect that he rallied himself to play with Roger one last time.

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EDIT:  Wonder how much sleep Roger managed to get last night--between any post-match interviews/press and all of the emotions going through him, his family, his team, etc.?
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« Reply #167 on: September 24, 2022, 04:36:29 AM »
Yes, you could certainly see the real friendship there.  ❤️ Probably not a lot of dry eyes in that stadium; mine sprung a leak (or two...or three) when I was watching here.  Must have been hard too today for Roger to walk back out on the court with Team Europe.  Heard also that Rafa won't be playing any more at this year's Laver Cup.  I suspect that he rallied himself to play with Roger one last time.

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EDIT:  Wonder how much sleep Roger managed to get last time--between any post-match interviews/press and all of the emotions going through him, his family, his team, etc.?

I suspect that you may well be correct there PD.
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« Reply #168 on: September 24, 2022, 05:11:07 AM »
I suspect that you may well be correct there PD.
Good things ahead for Rafa:  If all goes well, he's due to become a daddy.   :)

How did your wife deal with the match and the closing tribute?

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« Reply #169 on: September 24, 2022, 06:22:40 AM »

How did your wife deal with the match and the closing tribute?

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I suspect that she shed a silent tear or two but she did not pretend. She enjoyed the occasion and, of course, regretted the fact that she will no longer see him playing. She has been a lifelong fan.
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« Reply #170 on: September 24, 2022, 06:27:59 AM »
I suspect that she shed a silent tear or two but she did not pretend. She enjoyed the occasion and, of course, regretted the fact that she will no longer see him playing. She has been a lifelong fan.

There's a ton of Federer on YouTube, going back over twenty years. Anyone needing a " Federer fix " will have no trouble.  ;)
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« Reply #171 on: September 24, 2022, 06:37:00 AM »
There's a ton of Federer on YouTube, going back over twenty years. Anyone needing a " Federer fix " will have no trouble.  ;)

She has probably watched every one of them  ;D
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« Reply #172 on: September 24, 2022, 07:50:38 AM »
There's a ton of Federer on YouTube, going back over twenty years. Anyone needing a " Federer fix " will have no trouble.  ;)

She has probably watched every one of them  ;D
She and I both!  Or at least 80% of them.  :D

We may not have to wait too too long to see him again--though probably not playing--as it sounded like he wants to still be involved in the tennis world in one form or another.  Who knows, perhaps he might want to establish an academy?  Or be available to coach certain players for short periods of times?  Or help Swiss kids with their tennis or??  I can't see him though going back to being a ball kid in Basle--not with his bum knee!

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« Reply #173 on: September 25, 2022, 04:51:18 AM »
Team World is (knock on wood) doing its best ever so far at the Laver Cup [and I dare not say this very loudly as I will end up jinxing them!].  We have yet to win the darn thing.  Fingers are crossed here.  Novak and Felix and currently playing singles.  Today's the last day of it.  Matches are now worth 3 points each and the first team to 13 points wins.  Team Europe is currently ahead 8-7.

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