Federer Fever

For most of the class of 2010, the week leading up to the Australian Open was pretty stressful. Monday 17th of January meant two things. It was the day university offers came out and it was also the start of the 2011 Australian Open. Monday came and I didn’t watch any tennis, I got home from my cousin’s house at 3:00pm waiting for that dreaded time slot of 7:30pm when results would come out online. I admit on this day tennis was the last thing on my mind. For those wondering, I was accepted at La Trobe Uni, dream come true really. Now that the stress is over lets talk tennis!

I had gone back and forth checking channel seven waiting to watch my favourite, Mr. Federer. After spending a bit of time on the net, I went back and found Federer leading 5 games to one. After a bit of swearing that I had missed the start I quickly got into the game, contemplating what I would or wouldn’t do to get my hands on Roger’s canary yellow head band.

Fed went on to take the opening set comfortably, a little too comfortable if you ask me.

The bloody channel seven goes across to the Djokovic match! I mean, yeah he’s cute but I wanna see the hunky Swiss man!

Federer’s ridiculously calm approach seems to have frustrated Simon, you could see it on his face he’s annoyed. No wonder the guy was annoyed, is there anything more beautiful than a Federer backhand volley in slow motion? I think not, and this guy was on the end of them!

Fed’s serves….oh *sigh* how do I describe those serves!!!

It’s like you can feel the spring in his steady knees, the way this arm whips through the air and you can see how the gorgeous brown curls on his head bounce as he delivers the surging serve to his baffled opponent…. Ahhhh *sigh* (if you suddenly got a man crush on Federer right now, I’m happy for you to blame me, Lol!)

Fed dominated with precise timing and the patience he has to read the ball and take advantage of his returns, such a champ!

OH, SMART! Simon gets stuck up front on defence and Fed cornered him with a sharp forehand to win the point, “disgustingly beautiful” is the description given to Roger’s play. All I could do is grin and shake my head in disbelief, how cans someone be THAT good!

Even Jim Courier seems to be crushing on the Fed and I don’t blame him!


Simon had taken the lead 3-0 in the third set, not that I was worried………….

With use of a more aggressive and risk taking style Simon kept himself strong in the race and now the frustration was Federer’s.

The Fed then sent a stunning Ace gliding down the court but that didn’t stop the fight coming from his opponent.

LOL at the lady in the crowd caught kissing her Federer poster! That lady has taste! No one can doubt my opinion now, Federer as a ladies man wise OR AFL pretty list wise!Third set was won by Simon the Frenchman, with the score standing at Federer two sets to Simon’s one set.

I must praise the efforts of the camera man or woman, capturing the fine detail of the champ with an extreme close up of Roger’s hazel eyes and pretty thick LONG lashes……okay I’ll stop now LOL.


“Noooooo! COME ON FED!!”

Simon proved how quick he is on his feet…..”AHHH SH*T!!!”- And tied it at four games in the fourth set.

The net played a big part in annoying Fed and making me swear- bloody net, rip it down!

Even the net seemed a bit too attracted to Federer, seducing the ball to get caught on Fed’s side of the court, ultimately adding to the woes of his rusty forehand.


Match point Federer!!- “YES FED, COME ON!!!”

……………………………………………………   :)

Advantage FEDERER!!- “Almost there Roger, COME ON FED!!!



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It took a bit of time, but the champ got there in the end!

Can’t get enough of the fed? OR Doubt his talent? Watch this video, the finest work of the Swiss sensation! *WARNING TO FANGIRLS, Hotness rating of these videos is a scorching 10! YOU MAY PASS OUT*



About Danielle Eid

Im 23, cute and most importantly im the Collingwood Football Club's very own PRINCESS!! :) A Latrobe Uni graduate from Bachelor of Journalism. Admirer of Samantha Lane and Jon Ralph. Not your typical 'Robot Journalist' Loves Alex Fasolo


  1. Jake 'Cobba' Stevens says

    Haha nice one Danni. Were you as shocked as I was that Simon got so close. I don’t know what would have happened if Federer was knocked out before the finals. That’s just Un-Australian(Open)!

  2. Phil Dimitriadis says

    Nice one Danni,

    I have a feeling that many will appreciate Fed more when he retires.
    He is one of the best at what he does.

    Congrats on getting into Uni…enjoy the experience. Pies for back-to-back in 2001 :)

  3. Phil Dimitriadis says

    Of course I mean 2011!!

  4. Jake, thanks :) hope you got a laugh out of those videos, the air guitar one is my fav!
    Yes i did get very worried at one point. i was thinking Fed may let it slip to Simon, who came back strong and had beaten the great man twice.
    But obviously the champ has a rep to keep up here, and we all love him. He really is amazing.

    Thanks Phil! :D LOL i was seriously worried that i wasnt going to get any offers, thats just me, always expecting the worst and then i end up getting my first one! :)
    i dont even want to think about Roger retiring i love him TOO much!! <3 :)
    Back to Back, hell yeah!!! ;)

  5. Danni,

    First of all, congrats on getting into LaTrobe.

    Second of all, I didn’t see much/any of the match, but I saw the highlights on Ch10 sports tonight just before, Fed looked like he was getting pretty pumped up with his celebrations, which is surprising against a low-ranked player (I think?) and this early in the Open.

    I know it has nothing to do with Federer, but I can’t wait for the Nadal v Tomic match.

  6. There is only one Danni Eid. The voice is certainly all yours. Well done on getting the uni offer.

  7. I was at training at Fremantle Oval today and Jack Anthony passed me a note and said it was for Danni.

    The note says


  8. Good account of the match Danni, and congratulations on getting into La Trobe, I have fond memories of that place.

  9. In what may be the first time a Saints fan has induced jealousy in a Pies fan for the last 4 months, when Rog was in town a few weeeks back, I was that close (crosses fingers) to him. Well, I was one of drivers for the 6 cars required for him + entourage from his pad in Dubai to the Yas Hotel. (The immature amongst you will enjoy the Google Earth view of this iconic landmark…)

    In what may be a stunning piece of news, he seems to be a remarkably normal bloke. Driven to regain the Number 1 possie. Gracious loser, but not happy about losing an exhibition game at all…

  10. Josh- Thanks. Well i do love a good fed celebration :)

    JTH- :) Thanks! Glad you like my ‘Danni voice’ Lol

    7- Freo is so blessed now that Jack plays for them, i mean they gained me as a ‘half supporter’ ps- Jack is in no way jealous of my tennis playing hubby. ;)

    8- Thanks Sasha, ah you were a LaTrobe dude ey? How about you give me a tour? i got lost just looking at the map! :S

    indogus….WHAT!!!!! :o
    Gee you would have gotten quality Federer air for your jar! You are so lucky and i HATE u (in a good way) :)

  11. Danni, I was still getting lost at La Trobe during my fourth year! Just remember where the Union Bar is and you’ll be fine. Cheers

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