Roger Federer, Greatest Of All Time Tennis Player, generally awesome guy. Today I typo'd at him, and he replieeeeeed.
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And he said Stannnnn. And he called Stan a mannnnn.
Or "the man", even, we all know Stan's a man.
And he mentioned Yves, and then Yves retweeted it, and that made me almost as excited as being replied to in the first place.
(And he said Tommy, who I also like a bit.)
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Basically, today is the best day ever.
(Unless someone I like dies later on, that would take the shine off the day, but still it would probably be one of my favourite days despite the bereavement. I hope I didn't just jinx anyone though. None of you die, that's an order. You'll be responsible for ruining my special day.)

Heeeeee!

(He's still doing a Q&A as of now (13:40 GMT...or are we still BST? 13:40 in Britain), if you want to ask him stuff too, btw.) He's stopped now.

ETA: Stan RT'd it too now, hooray! So perfect. Or should I say peRFect?
No, but seriously, as of now, over 0.6% of Roger Federer's tweets are to me.
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I must confess I fell asleep after Stan lost the first set, having rather written it off. Because it's Stan, and it's Berdych, and while I know Stan can play well (he's not the 9th seed for nothing), I also know that in many ways any slam which he doesn't lose in the first round of is a success, and before this tournie he hadn't won consecutive matches since before Wimbledon so getting to the fourth round here is good and fine and brilliant. But to wake up and find that he won?! There was much squeeage, negl.
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And then I read about the crowd shouting "We want Federer" at him, and had to talk myself out of flying to New York to sort these morons out. Eventually calmed myself down by staring at this pic


Now to face this guy. (Don't worry Muzz, I won't hold it against you if you win...)
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Bonus perk: Yves has gone into full on protective mother-hen mode over his boys on Twitter. I <3 him.
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And it's a good day for the Swisses in general, Marco and Steph have both done winning in St Remy against the first and second seeds.

(Re: this post's title - full respect to Tommy for beating Federer, and his comeback in general is amazing, and you all know I love anyone with a one-handed backhand, but as a Kohli-fan there is always part of me who thinks "cheaty lie-y tosspot!" everytime I see him, and additionally I'm beginning to find Fed's losses less unexpected and more a little sad (it's the end of an era![/Rachel Greene]). So, you know...I like this upset better.)
Look who's going to be playing in the final at Newport:
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unfff. I'm sure I've mentioned my height-disparity!kink before, and this scenario is only a little step down from this one in terms of omgwant:
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Other tennis happenings:
* the Swiss were underwhelming, but crushed poor little Portugal anyway. Plus Stan and Roger were decidedly un-cuddly and un-sweet and un-cute for their whole match. Compared to previous Davis Cup matches, and Olympic matches, and Indian Wells matches anyway. (...Though maybe I'm a little biased, I was rooting for Stan and Steph to play the doubles. Because it's been OMG-ages since they played, and Stan/Roger played earlier this year. And Steph and Stan were together first, and really it's not like they can play doubles at other tournaments, whereas Federinka could all the time, if they could be arsed. Except Steph got a wildcard for Gstaad, so he and Stan can play together there - hopefully repeating their run to the final *dreams*)
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Also, mini!Stan was there. I want one.
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(And she was there with her tremendously hot mama, which Blick says means Stan and her are back together. I assumed it more just showed that Ilham isn't a bellend (and we knew that already, she's a mega-classy lady) and let her little girl see her papi play. Also, I can't find the pics of Stan's alleged "South American beauty" to compare and it's probably someone else entirely, but who's that lady behind Yves here?)
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Yves himself shouldn't be left out of consideration when talking about Stan's potential partners I feel. And I love that cute smiley guy at the top right. Stan should go out with him. (...Ilham deserves better.)

* Germany were a mess. Flo managed to suffer a complete physical collapse while being 2 sets up and lost, Kohli kept doing the difficult things right - getting breaks back, etc - and then ballsed up tie breaks, Petzsche and Kas blew all their chances. And they all looked bored/awkward/fugly in the team photo. What a disappointing tie.
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At least the French were cute when they won.
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* Aspelin (and Lindstedt) won. I'm still hoping he changes his mind about retiring.

* Ferru beat RAndy in straights. And Feli beat Mardy. And the Bryans won. Sorry Americans/Andy-fans/Fish-fans/Verdasco&Granollers-fans, but for me this tie couldn't be going any better.

* South Africa lead the Netherlands 2-1. I know the Dutch are thiemo-less, but still wasn't expecting that. Hoping Tommy can get a win (...seems like only 20 minutes ago I was all excited about him playing his first tour match, now he's in the Top 100 and playing live Davis Cup rubbers...time flies).

* Darcis is in a final. But AHM is injured :/
Look who's going to be playing in the final at Newport:
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unfff. I'm sure I've mentioned my height-disparity!kink before, and this scenario is only a little step down from this one in terms of omgwant:
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Other tennis happenings:
* the Swiss were underwhelming, but crushed poor little Portugal anyway. Plus Stan and Roger were decidedly un-cuddly and un-sweet and un-cute for their whole match. Compared to previous Davis Cup matches, and Olympic matches, and Indian Wells matches anyway. (...Though maybe I'm a little biased, I was rooting for Stan and Steph to play the doubles. Because it's been OMG-ages since they played, and Stan/Roger played earlier this year. And Steph and Stan were together first, and really it's not like they can play doubles at other tournaments, whereas Federinka could all the time, if they could be arsed. Except Steph got a wildcard for Gstaad, so he and Stan can play together there - hopefully repeating their run to the final *dreams*)
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Also, mini!Stan was there. I want one.
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(And she was there with her tremendously hot mama, which Blick says means Stan and her are back together. I assumed it more just showed that Ilham isn't a bellend (and we knew that already, she's a mega-classy lady) and let her little girl see her papi play. Also, I can't find the pics of Stan's alleged "South American beauty" to compare and it's probably someone else entirely, but who's that lady behind Yves here?)
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Yves himself shouldn't be left out of consideration when talking about Stan's potential partners I feel. And I love that cute smiley guy at the top right. Stan should go out with him. (...Ilham deserves better.)

* Germany were a mess. Flo managed to suffer a complete physical collapse while being 2 sets up and lost, Kohli kept doing the difficult things right - getting breaks back, etc - and then ballsed up tie breaks, Petzsche and Kas blew all their chances. And they all looked bored/awkward/fugly in the team photo. What a disappointing tie.
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At least the French were cute when they won.
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* Aspelin (and Lindstedt) won. I'm still hoping he changes his mind about retiring.

* Ferru beat RAndy in straights. And Feli beat Mardy. And the Bryans won. Sorry Americans/Andy-fans/Fish-fans/Verdasco&Granollers-fans, but for me this tie couldn't be going any better.

* South Africa lead the Netherlands 2-1. I know the Dutch are thiemo-less, but still wasn't expecting that. Hoping Tommy can get a win (...seems like only 20 minutes ago I was all excited about him playing his first tour match, now he's in the Top 100 and playing live Davis Cup rubbers...time flies).

* Darcis is in a final. But AHM is injured :/
Let me introduce:

Roger
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Stan
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Michi
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Yves
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Steph
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and Marco
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(I think we can all agree the names are perfect - now I'm waiting for a nice beardy one to call George.)
Let me introduce:

Roger
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Stan
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Michi
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Yves
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Steph
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and Marco
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(I think we can all agree the names are perfect - now I'm waiting for a nice beardy one to call George.)
Yeah, so Roger's not playing Davis cup.
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I would explain why this pisses me off, but, eh, I think I've done that for every other tie he pulled out of, and it's probably pretty obvious, and you all know the main reason is really just "I WANT TO SEE FEDERINKA DOUBLES AGAIN IT'S BEEN AGES AND AGES :((((((((((((((((", even if I dress it up with other more logical reasons.

So it's down to Stan, Marco, Yves and Mr Suave to deal with Kazakhstan. Who are going to be the doubles-team?

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These two, for the adorbs?

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These two, for the lols/pain?

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These two, for the competence?

And oh my cock, daviscup.com says the final day starts at 6:00 GMT?! Where even is Kazakhstan? Australia?? Christy-almighty.
Yeah, so Roger's not playing Davis cup.
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I would explain why this pisses me off, but, eh, I think I've done that for every other tie he pulled out of, and it's probably pretty obvious, and you all know the main reason is really just "I WANT TO SEE FEDERINKA DOUBLES AGAIN IT'S BEEN AGES AND AGES :((((((((((((((((", even if I dress it up with other more logical reasons.

So it's down to Stan, Marco, Yves and Mr Suave to deal with Kazakhstan. Who are going to be the doubles-team?

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These two, for the adorbs?

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These two, for the lols/pain?

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These two, for the competence?

And oh my cock, daviscup.com says the final day starts at 6:00 GMT?! Where even is Kazakhstan? Australia?? Christy-almighty.
(I may have posted a couple of these before, but I can't find them under my "icons" tag, so here they are again.)

[24] Football. (Mostly Frings, but featuring Micoud, Mertesacker, Almeida, Borowski, Diego, Klose, Oehrl, Baumann, Ballack, Kuranyi and Loew as part of parings)
[52] Tennis. (Mostly Wawrinka and Lopez, but also Ferrer, the Bryan Brothers, Verdasco, Nadal, Federer, Cilic. And Karlovic, Olivier Rochus, Murray, Allegro, Bohli and Luthi in pairings.)
[9] Others. (Die toten Hosen, Do Começo ao Fim, John Simm, Green Wing.)

Preview


Now, see here. )

Other things:

10 foreign football sex scandals to try and make John Terry not look as bad
Aside from Garrincha and the goat, I'm most baffled by this bit about Beckenbauer: The 18-year-old Franz was banned from the West German youth side and only reinstated when he agreed to share a room with coach Dettmar Cramer. ...Did that really help?

This is the catchiest song ever. (And the fanvid it's put to is fairly awesome too I think, though I don't know anything about "Princess Tutu"...or indeed anime generally.)
(I may have posted a couple of these before, but I can't find them under my "icons" tag, so here they are again.)

[24] Football. (Mostly Frings, but featuring Micoud, Mertesacker, Almeida, Borowski, Diego, Klose, Oehrl, Baumann, Ballack, Kuranyi and Loew as part of parings)
[52] Tennis. (Mostly Wawrinka and Lopez, but also Ferrer, the Bryan Brothers, Verdasco, Nadal, Federer, Cilic. And Karlovic, Olivier Rochus, Murray, Allegro, Bohli and Luthi in pairings.)
[9] Others. (Die toten Hosen, Do Começo ao Fim, John Simm, Green Wing.)

Preview


Now, see here. )

Other things:

10 foreign football sex scandals to try and make John Terry not look as bad
Aside from Garrincha and the goat, I'm most baffled by this bit about Beckenbauer: The 18-year-old Franz was banned from the West German youth side and only reinstated when he agreed to share a room with coach Dettmar Cramer. ...Did that really help?

This is the catchiest song ever. (And the fanvid it's put to is fairly awesome too I think, though I don't know anything about "Princess Tutu"...or indeed anime generally.)
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Making the moves on/with Muzz there :)

Is it wrong for me to ship this?
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I mean I know she's not quite legal yet, but he's hardly an old man. (I don't know why I feel guilty about this when I unashamedly ship him and his brother, which is probably less legal, and arguably grosser.) And they're just so cute.

Oh, guess who else won their doubles! (I can't find a picture from today, but this'll do, even though it's about 7 years old.)
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(I thought when I looked at that "oooh, Stan shaved" and then I realised back then he probably didn't need to.)

Thiemo also won, which makes me all kinds of happy.
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(That picture isn't from today either, but you can't really go wrong with Dutch cuddling.)

Rochus Senior lost though, but we can have a picture of him cuddling someone anyway.
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And look what Bremen won yesterday:
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Pretty, no?

Poor Baumi having to sit all on his own though.
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(And does anyone want me to send them one of the "Holiday promotion $10 off a paid account things"? Because I have spares.)
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Making the moves on/with Muzz there :)

Is it wrong for me to ship this?
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I mean I know she's not quite legal yet, but he's hardly an old man. (I don't know why I feel guilty about this when I unashamedly ship him and his brother, which is probably less legal, and arguably grosser.) And they're just so cute.

Oh, guess who else won their doubles! (I can't find a picture from today, but this'll do, even though it's about 7 years old.)
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(I thought when I looked at that "oooh, Stan shaved" and then I realised back then he probably didn't need to.)

Thiemo also won, which makes me all kinds of happy.
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(That picture isn't from today either, but you can't really go wrong with Dutch cuddling.)

Rochus Senior lost though, but we can have a picture of him cuddling someone anyway.
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And look what Bremen won yesterday:
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Pretty, no?

Poor Baumi having to sit all on his own though.
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(And does anyone want me to send them one of the "Holiday promotion $10 off a paid account things"? Because I have spares.)
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