She said she felt like a traitor after she found herself pulling for Federer at the Olympics final against Andy. She was with her family and her whole family was pulling for Andy and she specifically told me that was the part that made her slightly guilty, otherwise she was pretty comfortable with pulling for her idol Federer.
Also, this morning as usual she talked to me about Federer match last night and asked me if I had seen the match. I told her that only the first few games but only to see what his opponent was all about. She was a bit sad that I didn't get to see his match and then shrugged it off and told me (and I quote), "I wept after seeing some of Federer's shots last night. They were so beautiful." I wanted someone to gag me at that point and thought to myself, "when did I ever give her any indication that I was a fan of Federer? Why does she think I am a fan of Federer but more so, that I'd be okay with her throwing herself in the towel after seeing Andy winning his match the night before? I mean there's some SERIOUS miscommunication going on here, golly!" lolol And she did not know anything about his opponent as usual and didn't bother to find out either.
I do know she liked Andy as long as he was losing to Federer but ever since he lost to Andy at the Olympics, her tone about Andy has significantly changed and she now is hoping for an Andy loss since he's in Federer's way at the Open, so yea, I guess you can say that they are somewhat scared.
But anyway, I shrugged it off too after that conversation but just goes to show what a lot of Federer fans are truly like. Just because they love him they are under the impression everyone must like him too. So very delusional.
I must admit to having been very impressed by Fed's performance against Phau - even although I had to mute the constantly drooling Eurosport commentator. On-form he's still the best and most aesthetically pleasing player around, but these days chinks are definitely appearing in his armour. He's now guilty of playing some unbelievably appalling shots and making a hitherto unheard of number of UEs. John McEnroe, whilst not denigrating Andy's achievement, said after the Olympic final that, in his opinion, Fed had, for the first time there, showed his age by the way he dealt with some of his shots.
Also I know we do go on here about deluded Fed fans, but I think it's true of a lot of fans of tennis and other sports (as well as showbiz personalities) that they just cannot see why not everyone loves their particular idol. I do think though that in Fed's case there are more of them simply because he was at top for so long that, in their eyes, he still has that aura of invincibility - something which Fed is only too happy to pander to whether consciously or otherwise.
And Laura through to the round of 16. Fabulous_ how cool was she?
Meets Sam Stosur and on present form she could do it. Team GB strikes again!
First British woman to do so for 14 years. Really great to see Laura doing so well. I've a feeling winning that Olympic silver with Andy did her self-belief and confidence a lot of good, something her wins over Clijsters and Li Na can only have enhanced. Stosur's form has been pretty erratic this year - something she's blamed on high Aussie expectations since last year's USO win - so I really do think Laura has a fighting chance against her.
It's also very satisfying to see in the British media that Laura's successes have shifted some of the focus from Andy, temporarily at least, which must be quite a relief to him.