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Picspam: The Return of the King.
Props to you, my dear Roger. Here's to more titles for the rest of the season! (Starting with, you know, the French Open. Heh.)
"I thought I mixed it up well; I served well and was dangerous on particular return games."
"I thought I took all the right decisions today and in the end it looked pretty comfortable so it was a perfect win for me."
You're Still the One
Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open 2009 - Gentlemens' Singles Champion
The Two Champions - Roger Federer and Dinara Safina
Super cute moment when they were both startled by the boom sound that set off the confetti
This one is major LOL-inducing. Roger's eyes are half-closed, Dinara looks shocked. HAHAHA.
Gracious in Victory, Gracious in Defeat (And Super Adorable to Boot)
My favourite picture from the ceremony:
Best Four Players in Madrid
The Best Player, Ever
Ironically and unintentionally prophetic:
Yes, indeed, everything changes. Hopefully it's all upwards for Roger from now.
One last comment: WHERE. IS. THE. CRYSTAL. SHIELD? When they first presented the cheapo-looking plate to Dinara, I was bitching about how sexist they were in anticipation of the Masters Series shield that I've seen Roger holding before. Imagine my shock when Roger got the SAME CHEAPO PLATE! I couldn't help but laugh when Nadal got his fruit bowl. He has an extra bowl to put his bananas/grapes. At least Caroline's has some snazzy design; Rafa's is just a plain old bowl.
Madrid is still a shit tournament, as you can tell by the lousy trophies they all got, but it will forever remain the tournament where Roger did the following:
1. Ended his six-month long titles drought;
Okay, 10 is a bit of a tall order; Andy was right about Nadal still being the favourite. But a girl can dream, no? A girl can dream.