Roger Federer, style and substance

Roger Federer was back in top form on Tuesday night, making short work of Pete Sampras in only a fraction of the time needed to cook a Thanksgiving turkey:

Pete Sampras, formerly the world’s top player, was no match for current number one Roger Federer in an exhibition match in Seoul on Tuesday.

Federer, who claimed a fourth Masters Cup in Shanghai on Sunday won 6-4 6-3 in a contest that lasted just over 60 minutes…….

“I feel a little disappointed,” Sampras said. “But I made Roger sweat a little bit tonight.


Roger had been working hard on perfecting his on-court style under the watchful tutelage of mentor Anna Wintour and the result of these efforts clearly showed.  Witness the easy unstructured elegance, the soft movement created by wide flowing sleeves , the youthful silhouette of the empire-waist , topped off with the season’s hottest colour (rich aubergine!).  The other side never stood a chance.

One Response to “Roger Federer, style and substance”

  1. raincoaster November 22, 2007 at 5:42 pm #

    The Hogwarts tennis team learned a lot from their new coach.