September 20th, 2008

Charah coffee

Davis Cup ramblings.

OMG OMG OMG.

Just looking at the stats and monitoring the live score of the match Roger's playing now for Davis Cup is giving me a damn heart attack. I got tired of watching Roddick v Ferrer (David Ferrer, by the way, is FINE) and came online to see how Roger's doing...and the first thing I saw? ROGER GOT BROKEN.

OMG SHIT. Now Roger's up 30-15 on Belgium's serve. Oh shit, it's now 30-30.

OMG ROGER. :( Deuce! BREAK ROGER BREAK. BREAK I COMMAND YOU. Wawrinka took five sets to win the first round and I almost died monitoring this crazy, super long game that had about ten million deuces and Stan eventually failed to convert.

SHIT GAME POINT FOR BELGIUM.

I NEED TO STOP LOOKING AT THIS.

SHIT BELGIUM HOLDS.

I want to die. :( He's down 0-3 in the second set and won the first in a tie-break. OMG NOOOOO. This is so reminiscent of the early rounds of the US Open, especially the five-setter against Igor Andreev (which I still refuse to download). THOSE UNFORCED ERRORS. Six in set 2 against Belgium's 1. OMG OMG OMG.

It's even worse that I can't even watch so I don't know what's going on. There's only so much numbers and figures tell you, you know. Why does he play so badly (I assume he's playing badly 'cause you can't explain the UEs otherwise) against these unknown players? Where's the Federer that beat Andy Murray in such a thorough and spectacular fashion? Okay I think I just contradicted myself in this paragraph but arghhh I CAN'T THINK WHEN ROGER'S LOSING THE SECOND SET. SHIT.

Anyway, Roddick and Ferrer are taking it to the fifth set and I got damn sian of watching them. It was most bizarre, I must say. In the third set, Ferrer actually double-faulted to give Roddick the freaking set point. And when Roddick opened in the fourth set, he freaking double-faulted to give Ferrer the break. What the fuck, right?

Okay Roger got on the scoreboard. Yeah like he'd ever get bagelled.

On the bright side, apparently Roger has only lost a grand total of four matches in which he's won the first set, so chances are, he's gonna win this one. BUT I'M STILL SCARED. HE NEEDS TO BREAK THE OTHER GUY. I was virtually screaming at Roddick to break Ferrer at the end of the fourth set, but nooooo.

Shit, 4-1. NOOOO. He can't lose the first match he's playing immediately after winning the US Open. He just can't. I swear I'll immediately cancel my Roger Federer Google alert if he loses this and the press has a field day with stupid articles about Roger slipping up again and how the US Open win was a fluke, blah blah blah. Why is it so stressful to be a Roger Federer fan? I hate this.

Okay so he holds. Now he has to break. There's a live stream but I'm leeching off my neighbour's internet and I bet it won't work so I won't even bother trying. Besides, I'm not staying up all night stressing over this. There's no point. I'M NOT EVEN SWISS.

OMG 30-0. There's a chance for him to break!! OMG NET WINNER FEDERER!!! He's so going to win the doubles tomorrow. OMG WTF ROS UNFORCED ERROR FEDERER 30-15. WTF WTF WTF. OMG 40-15! HAHAHAHA THE OTHER GUY DOUBLE-FAULTED. HAHA. TWO BREAK POINTS. ROGER YOU BETTER CONVERT. SHIT HE LOST ONE. FIRST SERVE FAULT. FAULT AGAIN! SHIT BELGIUM GETS A FOREHAND WINNER. DEUCE. SHIT ADVANTAGE BELGIUM. OMG I'M GOING TO CRY. OMG FEDERER FOREHAND WINNER, DEUCE AGAIN. COME ON ROGER. I'M NOT GOING TO SLEEP UNTIL YOU BREAK HIM AND I REALLY WANNA SLEEP SO DO IT DAMMIT. YES ADVANTAGE FEDERER! BREAK POINT! BREAK HIM DAMMIT JUST DO ITTTTT OMG I WANNA SLEEP!

YESSSSS HE BROKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3-4 Federer and he's serving! HAHAHAHAHAHA. I bet he can win another tie-break. But he should just hold serve and break again and win the second set.

I can't believe it's possible to get so excited and worked up over some live score online. There are no moving pictures, just numbers and figures. Dammit, I hope someone uploads these matches when they're over; I really wanna watch them. Besides, Roger looks damn good in red so that's an added bonus for me.

Okay I just caught the last few games of Roddick/Ferrer. I'm so disgusted; I can't believe Roddick lost. The USA is so going to lose the semi-final which SUCKS. Like Roddick has a chance against Nadal on clay if he can't even win Ferrer. And like Querry can win Ferrer. Please.

And speaking of Ferrer - I totally want to watch him play against Federer. Two hot guys slamming it out on the court? Yes, please.

And speaking of Roger - YESSSS HE TOOK THE SECOND SET WITHOUT A TIE-BREAK!!!! And he broke Belgium's third set opening service game!

Shit I wanna watch this match so badly. SO BADLY. I wonder if they need to play the last two rounds if Roger and Stan win the doubles on Saturday. You know, I can't even remember how to spell the Belgian player's name. Yeah he can hold at love; doesn't matter since Roger's up 2-0. HAHAHA.

Okay I think I can go sleep in peace now. I'm seriously going to start playing tennis, beginning with buying a racquet in the morning. For one, I have amazing hand-eye coordination; for another, swimming gets boring after a while. And if I find myself struggling, I'm going to blame it on Roger for making it look so easy!

I'm sooo happy that Roger fought back from being down 1-4 to win the second set 6-4. This is why he's the owner of 13 grand slam titles, and why I love him soooo much.

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ETA at 1.33 a.m.:

YESSSSS ROGER BROKE AGAIN FOR A 4-1 LEAD! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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ETA at 1.37 a.m.:

Okay as expected, live stream ain't working. BLEAH. Hopefully it'll work for the doubles match.

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ETA at 1.39 a.m.:

5-2 Federer! Federer serves for the match! Please no US Open serve-for-championship break by Murray again please. Apparently Roger headbutted a ball. I WANNA SEE IT DAMMIT DAMMIT. WHO CARES ABOUT SPAIN V USA. I WANNA WATCH ROGER FEDERER.

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ETA at 1.42 a.m.:

MATCH POINT FEDERER.

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ETA at 1.43 a.m.:

Forehand Winner (R FEDERER) - Great Forehand [**]

YES HE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ETA at 1.50 a.m.:

I'm so sorry for doubting you Roger! I swear I'm never questioning the genius of TMF ever again. EVER! Yay Switzerland's up 2-0. HAHA! I wanna be Swiss right about now!

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ETA at 1.55 a.m.:

I still can't believe he won the second set 6-4 after being down 1-4. Omg I really wish I'd seen that. Sigh. ROGER FEDERER IS A FREAKING GENIUS. And I really, really need to sleep. And Roger cut his hair. Isn't that wonderful?

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ETA at 2.06 a.m.:

DAVID FERRER IS SO HOT.

Charah coffee

Tennis makes me happy...

...when nothing else does.

(Actually, to put it more accurately, it's "my obsession of the day" that makes me happy blah blah blah.)

So I totally forced myself to get up at 10 this morning to go to town and buy me a tennis racquet so that I can play! Well, haven't yet sorted out the details, but buying a racquet is the first, and easiest, step to take towards my endeavour to play tennis - and it's done! Except, I really don't know where the hell my JC Asics shoes has gone to and it's the only pair of track shoes that I had. Hopefully it's still lying around the house somewhere.

I joked to my mom before that I wanted the same racquet brand that Roger uses (no duh, right?) but wasn't actually serious about it because I was never high-class enough to learn tennis as a kid and prior to today, I've never actually touched a tennis racquet before in my life (maybe I exaggerate. Maybe. A little). But we walked into Royal Sporting House at Lucky Plaza and they only carried two brands - Wilson, and the one that Rafa uses. Obviously I'd go with Wilson, right? Roger v Rafa, gee I wonder who I'd choose.

Unfortunately my racquet is yellow which sucks 'cause I wanted a red one. Nevertheless! I think it's gorgeous and I'm so in love, and it came with a picture of Roger at Wimbledon!


The whatever-you-call-it that was tacked to the racquet, that my brother kindly removed for me. (Yeah right - he just can't keep his itchy hands off my things.)

My yellow racquet. I should've just bought Roger's gear off his website, right?

With the cover. And that's my chair. Obviously.

So I'm a happy girl with a racquet but no one to teach me how to play, let alone play with. But hey, details schretails; things will sort themselves out, mostly because I said so.

The happiness didn't end there. My mom wanted to change her watch battery and we walked into some watch dealer at Lucky Plaza. First thing I saw? This:


I kind of died on the spot. Roger and his Wimbledon trophy! I don't know which one; there are five! (Definitely not the first one he ever won though.) And the Rolex magazine is FREE! I might have paid for it but I'm glad I didn't have to.

His Rolex ads are just gorgeous, really. It makes me want a Rolex of my own, and a part of me thinks I should've asked for a Rolex instead of a Tag Heuer last year...but then, I look at my Tag and I fall in love with it all over again. Besides, Rolex is more mature and I'm not really a fan of gold or too many shiny diamond-type things. The great thing about the diamonds on my watch? They're crushed, so they don't shine too brightly, which suits my taste exactly. And the pink mother-of-pearl face of my watch is just gorgeous. I love it.

Still, Roger makes a Rolex pretty irresistible:

Anyway, after my mom fixed her watch, we headed over to Kinokuniya where I resisted the urge to buy the unauthorised Roger Federer biography (because I know I probably won't read it; I'll just look at the pictures and put it away. Why spend $43 on pictures when I can get them free online?) and happily bought McEwan's Amsterdam. And oh my god, from the synopsis of the novel I kind of expected something like Atonement in terms of length, so I was really surprised when I saw how thin it is. The novel opens with an amazing hook though and I kind of want to read it now and chuck aside Amis' Money for now. Shall resist the urge, however; must finish Money first. Even if the protagonist pisses the shit out of me and the writing style isn't really my cup of tea. Will finish it anyway.

I love British writers. This has to stop. I need to expand my horizons, read writers of other nationalities, other styles. But honestly? Once you're used to the elegance of Barnes and McEwan, you really can't read something "edgy" and "post-modern" or whatever because they come across as pretentious and try-too-hard. It's also not what you say, but how you say it. Well, it's both really, but how you say what you say leaves a longer impression than what you actually say.

Anyway, Amsterdam won the Booker over a Julian Barnes novel (was it England, England? I can't remember) so it better be good.

I'm now waiting impatiently for the doubles match to start. I'm going to try the live streaming, failing which I'll proceed to freak out over live scores like I did this morning. In between, hopefully I'll get some work done but...yeah right.

It's so much easier to be single-minded and focus all your attention on one thing so that you don't have to think of anything else.

Oh, oh!! DAVID COOK HAS A NAME FOR HIS SINGLE. IT'S CALLED LIGHT ON. OMG!!! And his album is coming out November 18. I don't know if we're gonna get it on the same day; I've never bought an Idol winner's CD before. Blake's CD came to Singapore a month after it was released in the US. If that happens with David, I think I will seriously die. I'VE WAITED SO LONG. I CAN'T WAIT AN ADDITIONAL MONTH GODDAMMIT.

OMG HIS SINGLE IS COMING OUT NEXT WEEK. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMFG. Best news EVER. EVER!

Okay, I should revise the title of this entry to "Tennis and David Cook make me happy..." but I'm too lazy so I'm gonna leave it as it is.

Oh, before I forget, selling food and ice-cream yesterday was more fun than expected. Could've been in a better mood, but judging by the way I've been feeling lately, I did damn good for not bursting into tears every other ten seconds, so whatever.

Charah coffee

Davis Cup ramblings (2).

Okay I wasn't gonna do this but I can't help myself.

(Purely for my own amusement. If anyone actually reads this, tell me; I'll buy you dinner. Tennis fans don't count, of course.)

FEDRINKA GOT BROKEN OMG. THEY HAD SO MANY BREAK CHANCES IN BELGIUM'S LAST TWO SERVICE GAMES BUT FAILED TO CONVERT. WAAAA. Federer and Wawrinka as individual players already have trouble converting break points; as a team? IT'S EVEN WORSE.

Okay I exaggerate but Fedrinka's down 3-4! How can this happen! They won an Olympic gold medal! I tried the live stream and it was so pixelated and laggy that I couldn't see shit so I gave up. I did, though, hear Roger talking in Swiss German so that was good.

Belgium's on serve now. As usual - BREAK FEDRINKA BREAK. 0-15! There's a tiny chance...OMG 0-30! COME ON GET IT TO 0-40 FFS! "Net winner Federer/Wawrinka - Great interception Federer." OF FREAKING COURSE! YESSSS IT'S AT 0-40. COME ON SURELY YOU GUYS CAN CONVERT ONE OF THREE BREAK POINTS!

HOLY SHIT THEY BROKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just as I was drinking tea too! I almost choked! YESSSS all is right in the universe again! AN OVERHEAD WINNER!

Fedrinka's on serve, 15-0. Shit I wanna watch this match! Have I mentioned that I don't care about USA v Spain? Okay WTF 15-15. HOLD FEDRINKA HOLD.

Oh yeah, speaking of Stan Wawrinka - there's this Swiss guy in one of my classes who remind me a bit of him, just fatter and older. Hahaha. Swiss Guy is quite cute though, but...yeah, fatter and older.

SHIT 30-ALL NOOOO. OMG NO WAY FEDRINKA DOUBLE FAULT. WHO'S SERVING??! IF IT'S ROGER I'M GONNA KICK HIS ASS. FUCK BREAK POINT BELGIUM. THIS IS NOT HAPPENING.

FUCK BELGIUM BROKE BACK. URGUSRGH SBHSEVBH VBHJRTJA CTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wanna die right now. I do. I don't freaking believe this. I WANT TO WATCH THIS MATCH, DAMMIT. SHIT I JUST REALISED BELGIUM'S SERVING FOR THE SET. NOOOOOO OMG OMG OMG.

They're apparently hitting to Wawrinka to keep Roger out. Utterly ridiculous! Wawrinka is #9 in the world!

COME ON BREAKKKKK. SHIT 30-0. SHIT 40-0. THREE SET POINTS. FEDRINKA HAS CONFIRMED DROPPED THE FIRST SET. I WANNA CRY.

Okay lay off the caps, Self. 40-15. 40-30! BELGIUM DOUBLE FAULT! COME ONNNNN!!! BREAK THEM!

SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Belgium got the first set.

ARGH. NO. Okay there are still four more sets. GET THE NEXT THREE. Fedrinka can't lose! They beat the Bryans at the Olympics and they're ranked #1!

AM I REALLY GOING TO SPEND THE NEXT THREE HOURS STARING AT THE GREEN RECTANGLE?

Yes, I think I am. I'm utterly tragic.

Set 2

Fedrinka serving, 15-0. 30-15! Don't let them break again, not in the opening service game...or ever! Okay 40-15; I can breathe now. First serve fault?! FUCK 40-30 ROS winner Belgium. I'm going to cry I swear, I really am. OMG Fedrinka holds. THEY BETTER! Service winner Wawrinka!

Belgium serving - 15-all. Come on Belgium, DOUBLE FAULT! 30-15. :( 30-30! 30-40! BREAK POINT SUISSE. BREAK THEM DAMMIT BREAKKKKK. Shit not again, inability to convert! Why why why DEUCE dammit WHY. Advantage Belgium. ARGH. This is so frustrating. First serve fault - FAULT AGAIN BELGIUM, FAULT AGAIN. Shit, Belgium holds.

Oh, all the things that could have been. Utterly tragic! Fedrinka has converted a grand total of ONE out of SEVEN break points. I am depressed! These guys didn't win a gold medal for nothing I'm sure. COME ON!

Right, Suisse serving, 30-0. They're gonna hold easily, I bet. 40-0. Hold at love please! Hahaha like I said, easy hold. Less than a minute, that game.

Belgium serving, 0-15. Argh, 15-15, just as I was about to say that I didn't know if I should get my hopes up re. Fedrinka breaking serve because...1 out of 7? Pathetic. Shit, 30-15. They're really not going to break, are they? 40-15. Okay, not this game; the next one! OMG wait, 30-40! Come on get it to deuce!...Fuck, Belgium holds again. This is shit! SHIT!

I'm predicting another easy hold for Suisse. It's breaking serve that they can't do and it's driving me nuts. OMG shit what, 15-15?! NO FUCKING WAY, 15-30!? NOW THEY CAN'T HOLD SERVE TOO?!?!?!?! WTF WTF WTF. FUCK 15-40. TWO BREAK POINTS FOR BELGIUM. Fedrinka saved one - get the other one! OMG YESSS DEUCE! I can't believe I have to freak out when they're serving WTF! Hold Fedrinka, HOLD! Net unforced error Fedrinka?! I'M GOING TO KILL THEM BOTH. I REALLY AM. Advantage Belgium OMG. It's a Federror - I'M GOING TO KILL ROGER. Oh PHEW they saved it; back to deuce. SERVE ACES LAH WAH LAU. JUST FINISH THIS GAME. YESSSS they did as I said - Ace Fedrinka! Okay Game Point. Hold hold HOLD! Okay great Suisse holds.

That was utterly ridiculous. If only I can watch the match.

Argh they're not gonna break this game; it's 30-0 Belgium. 30-15! Get it to 30-40 dammit! Grah Belgium holds in the blink of an eye.

Crap Suisse opens its service game with 0-15. Okay I just read that the Belgian players won tournaments or something; Fedrinka...only won an Olympic gold medal. And we all know that Olympic medals aren't worth a lot in pro tennis. SHIT LAH. But WTF, Fedrinka beat the Bryan Brothers who're ranked #1! They can beat anyone! Oh my god are you shitting me 30-30?!?! HOLD DAMMIT HOLD. Game point - just take it already! WTF THEY DOUBLE FAULTED TO GET THE SCORE TO 30-30 JUST NOW. Who's serving?! If it's Roger...WTF! Roger Federer doesn't double fault hello!? (Okay he does but whatevs.) Okay Fedrinka holds. I'm getting a heart attack.

Fedrinka and Belgium are both still on serve in the second set. This is really going to take all night. ARGH.

Come on, break and serve for the set! Put me out of my misery please. I want my Fedrinka to win! 15-0 Belgium. Give me a glimmer of hope please! WTF forehand unforced error Fedrinka. WAH LAU STOP MAKING UNFORCED ERRORS LAH DAMMIT. 15-15! Fedrinka has NO forehand winners so far, wtf?! Ugh 30-15. 40-15, two game points for Belgium. And Belgium holds. UGH.

This is worse than actually watching the match 'cause you don't know how they're playing and don't know what to criticise. From the stats it looks like Suisse is playing a slightly better game but they're down 0-1 so...ARGH I WANNA WATCH DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT.

Okay, easy hold for Suisse: 40-0. Okay this rally is taking forever. COME ON HOLD ALREADY DAMMIT. Okay they hold.

5-4. ARGH BREAK BELGIUM NOW. NOW. Break and serve for the set! WAH LAU BELGIUM IS HOLDING AT LOVE.

Okay I got lied to. I DIDN'T SEE THE BELGIAN TEAM ON ATP'S TOP 50 DOUBLES RANKING. Way to go to make excuses for Fedrinka, whoever the Roger fan was!

Are you kidding?! 0-15 on Fedrinka's serve!!!! NOOOO. Okay service winner, 15-15. FUCK FUCK 15-30. HOLD HOLD HOLD. Yessss serve an ace! 30-30. JUST SERVE ACES LAH DON'T BOTHER GETTING THE BALL IN PLAY! But don't double fault of course. 40-30! Hold Suisse HOLD. (Why is Switzerland called Suisse anyway? What language is that? Actually, what language is 'hopp Suisse'?) Okay they hold! 6-5!

BREAK TO WIN THE SET DAMMIT. BREAK. Ugh no 0-15 (Fedrinka that is). :( 0-30! Oh my god this is so sad. 0-40! Belgium is holding at love. :( 15-40! COME ON TWO MORE POINTS TO DEUCE. SHIT LAH BELGIUM HOLDS.

Tie-breaker! Suisse got the first point! Come on, get the mini-break! YES THEY DID IT! 2-0! Wow big backhand Wawrinka - I WANNA SEE! Shit 2-1. Crap, another long rally. AIYAH SERVE ACES LAH. YESSS 3-1, Fedrinka still serving! YESSS 4-1! TWO POINTS TO THE SECOND SET! (Or is it three? Can't remember if they need to get to 6 or 7.) Come on mini-break! Crap, net forced error Fedrinka. Dammit, 4-2. Another long rally. COME ONNNN BREAK BREAK BREAK. YESSS 5-2! Big volley Wawrinka - once again, I WANT TO SEE. Shit 5-3. TWO MORE POINTS TO THE SECOND SET. SHIT LAH WAH LAU WHAT THE FUCK 5-4?!?! I WANT TO DIE RIGHT NOW. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING, DOUBLE FAULT FEDRINKA?!!?!?! OMG I WANNA KILL THEM. 5-5 OMGGGGG I'M GOING TO DIE. SHIT 5-6?! SET POINT FOR BELGIUM?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?! OKAY THEY SAVED IT. 6-6. COME ON TWO MORE POINTS DAMMIT. Huge volley from Federer to get to 6-6...I WANT TO SEE UGH. 7-6 SET POINT FOR FEDRINKA. OMG OMG OMG OMG GET IT FUCKING HELL GET IT. Shit this set point is taking forever. What's going on. I WANT TO WATCH.

YESSSSSS THEY BAGGED THE SECOND SET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my god that was SO nerve-wrecking. I swear, that set point? Took FOREVER. It felt like HOURS. Net forced error from Belgium, "incredible point". CRAP I REALLY WANNA WATCH THIS!

As a bit of a side note: You know you've watched too much tennis when you can actually picture the 'amazing crosscourt volley' from Wawrinka in your head.

I'm really gonna be at this all night, am I not? This better not take five sets to complete; I don't have that kind of patience.

Set 3

First serve fault from Belgium - FAULT AGAIN COME ON FAULT FAULT FAULT! Great, I shouldn't have jinxed it. It's 15-0. Forehand unforced error?! Must be Roger. 30-0. Break lah wah lau. ... 40-0. Wow, an actual ROS winner from Fedrinka to take them to 40-30! SHIT IT'S 40-40! There's a chance! Crap, advantage Belgium. Overhead winner from Belgium and they hold. DAMMIT.

Man, Fedrinka had three double faults in this match! Unbelievable. But then again, Ferrer had like, 6 in one set alone against Roddick and he still won. 30-15 Fedrinka now. Come on, hold and break! They hold!

WHAT IT'S 10 P.M. ALREADY?!?!?! Ugh my whole night is gone. The things I do for Roger, seriously!

Okay, still on serve so far. Fedrinka's serving now; hope it's an easy hold. I'm playing Elven Blood 'cause it's tiring to keep looking at the numbers and I'm bored and I want to watch the actual thing, but can't.

"Backhand Unforced Error (R FEDERER/S WAWRINKA) - close but no banana" - WTF?! Eh wha? Belgium sure held serve real quick, 'cause Fedrinka's serving again...and it's 15-30. ARGH why can't I leave it? Why why why? Fedrinka holds, as they ought to.

Belgium serving - 0-15! Break break break! 0-30, ROS WINNER!!!! THERE'S HOPE! (OMG Wawrinka's backhand I wanna seeeee.) BREAK SUISSE BREAK. THREE BREAK POINTS!!! OMG please please PLEASE convert, PLEASE! Ugh another long rally omgggg. YESSSSSSSS THEY BROKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG THEY DID IT!!!!!! THEY CONVERTED!!!!!!!! And they broke Belgium at love!!!!!!!!1

Okay, they have a damn good chance of bagging this set. Just hold serve please, hold on tight!

Eh, I swear, if Belgium breaks back? I'm not following the match anymore. My heart is about to explode, okay? OMG are you shitting me? 0-15 Fedrinka?! ARGHHHHHH NOOOOOO. Serve aces. Aces! Oh freak, 15-30! Noooo. 30-30. Get it to game point come on! Okay game point Fedrinka. HOLD!!! Oh crap, net forced error Fedrinka?! Deuce?!?!?!?! Nooooo! Okay advantage Fedrinka and game point - go get it! Hahaha overhead winner Federer. :) OKAY THEY HELD!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!! Phew, that was nerve-wrecking. I wanna see Roger's overhead winner.

15-15 on Belgium's serve! Break again lah. Secure the third set! 30-30 with a drop shot from Roger apparently. Shit, game point Belgium. OMG DEUCE?!?!! There's a chance! Eh no, advantage Belgium. Crap. From a Fedrinka unforced error. Unbelievable! ... Overhead winner from Belgium and they hold.

This is soooo dumb, but it's 4-3 Fedrinka now so yay! Hold serve now please. Crap, 0-15. OMG WHAT 0-30?!?!? SHIT DON'T LET BELGIUM BREAK BACK!!!!!! Okay 15-30. Come on, HOLD SERVE DAMMIT. Another ace to get to to 30 all! Haha forced error from Belgium to 30-30. COME ON HOLD! Game point Fedrinka...can they do it? YES THEY CAN! HAHAHAHAHA.

Break again to end this set early! 0-15 Belgium. Now it's 15-15. 15-30! 15-40, TWO FUCKING SET POINTS! TAKE IT FEDRINKA TAKE ITTTTT!!!!!!!!! Shit they lost one. BUT THERE'S ANOTHER ONE! Break them Suisse, break them and take the third set and end this match early so that I can go to sensible things! YESSSSSSSSSSSS THEY DID IT!!!!!!!! SET THREE GOES TO SWITZERLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, Wawrinka's totally dominating the match. Another backhand winner from him to take the set point! Hahahaha to think Belgium actually thought that hitting to him would hurt Switzerland's game. As if they'll put some random half-fuck on the team, right? And helloooo Fedrinka won a gold medal, don't forget! And did I mention Wawrinka's #9 in the world?

Belgium hasn't got any break chances since the first set. I'm quite sure Fedrinka's gonna take this one. AS THEY SHOULD. Have I mentioned they won a gold medal? Maybe this can end by 11! Or okay, 11.15! (It's 10.30 now. I'm kind of dying.)

Set 4

Good, 30-15 Fedrinka. Hold serve please! Yay 40-15! They hold after 40-30 but they still hold!

Unforced error from Belgium to give Suisse a 0-15 lead in Belgium's service game! Not only is Stan on fire, Belgium is disintegrating! This makes me really happy. Does that make me a bad person? I don't care! 15-30, "great return Federer"! Haha break break BREAK and end the match early! 15-40, TWO BREAK POINTS! COME ON CONVERT! First serve fault from Belgium - they can fault again! YES THEY BROKE!!!!! For a 2-0 lead!!! HAHAHAHAHA! Maybe it really can end by 11!

Hahaha WTF, I went out to get water, came back, and it's 3-0! How many aces were there? Oh my shit, Fedrinka - 10 aces on first serve! YAY!

Oh my god, 0-15 on Belgium's serve, another Belgian unforced error! Okay, 15-15. A bit too much to ask, hoping for Fedrinka to break twice in a row. 40-30 and...DEUCE! Holy shit, Fedrinka is on a roll! I'm so proud of them! Eh, crap, advantage Belgium and they hold.

Fedrinka opens with an ace! Roger must be the one serving. Net winner 30-0, "what a volley Federer". Totally bursting with pride here! Yesss, an easy hold for them!

4-2 Fedrinka after Belgium holds. Fedrinka opens their service game with yet another ace! 40-0, another easy hold I hope...and I'm right! Game is over in a flash.

Fedrinka, please break now to win so that I can stop looking at the green rectangle, thanks. It's 10.50 already!
Ooh 0-15 on Belgium's serve - are they going to fulfill my wishes? 30-30...break for the match! Break for the match! YESS MATCH POINT MATCH POINT MATCH POINT. Crap, Belgium saved it. Deuce now. Shit, game point Belgium. AIYAH FASTER FINISH THIS LAH. CRAP! Belgium holds.

Okay Fedrinka serves for the match and please, four straight aces and finish it off ASAP! Oh god I'm so nervous. 15-0, a net winner! 30-0, service winner! Two more points!!! Four more minutes to 11 - you can do it! Let me off the hook please! Shit, ROS winner, 30-15. I swear if Fedrinka gets broken NOW...I'M REALLY GONNA FLY TO SWITZERLAND TO KILL THEM. COME ON SERVE IT OUT! 40-15, MATCH POINT!!!

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!! THEY WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And it's only 10.58 p.m. - I'M SO PROUD!!!!

Okay, my life would be complete right now if I can get my hands on Fedrinka's adorkable faux CPR/massage victory celebration. YouTube!!!

YAY THEY WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh man, when am I next gonna get my tennis fix? :(

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Edited to add at 11.36 p.m.:

THEY ARE TOO FREAKING ADORABLE.

MADE. OF. WIN.

Also? I listened to some version of Swiss German for the first time in my life. And um, it sounds like they're trying to spit out something from the back of their throats. But for some reason, when Roger is speaking in the language/dialect/whatever, it sounds utterly beautiful even though I don't understand a single word he's saying.

HAVE I MENTIONED HOW HOT IT IS WHEN A GUY CAN SPEAK MORE THAN TWO LANGUAGES?