Saturday, August 8, 2009

Birthday Boy: Roger Federer

Happy Birthday Roger Federer! The world number one tennis player is celebrating his 28th birthday today. And it has been one HELL of a year since his last birthday.

Flashback to August 8, 2008. Federer has just suffered a horrific losses at the French Open and Wimbledon to his archrival and stumbled at the two Master Series events in North America and was a week or two away from losing in number one ranking which he has held for a record 230+ weeks. But on August 8 of last year, he carried the flag for Switzerland at the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony and he was all smiles.

Since that day he has won am Olympic gold medal (in doubles) and three Grand Slams championships including his 5th straight US Open, his first French Open, and his 6th Wimbledon which put him ahead of Pete Sampras' record of Slam titles. He has also regained his number one ranking from his archrival and oh yeah he got married to his long-time girlfriend who also gave birth to twin girls.

God, aren't they all just freaking adorable?!

And here we are, August 8, 2009. His twin girls are barely a few weeks old. His record-breaking and historic summer is still fresh on his mind. He goes into his next few tournaments with no pressure, nothing left to prove, and with the best posse possible. It's sure to be quite a birthday.

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