Roger Federer won his second round match against Marcel Granollers, 6-2, 7-6(1), 6-3. Despite the straight sets victory, the Swiss player seemed fairly irritable throughout the match, letting loose some uncharacteristic anger in his native tongue on more than one occasion. Even Paul Annacone, Fed’s former coach and current commentator for Tennis Channel, seemed bewildered at the normally calm Maestro’s demeanor.
Annacone noted that, while Rog had made some errors at “inopportune moments,” the rest of his play had been at an impressively high level. He wondered what Mr. Crabby Pants would have to offer as explanation for his fits of temper. Fans wondered the same thing.
We here at Tennis Inside Out can offer you some possible explanations. With our deep knowledge of tennis, bad moods, and his Royal Fedness, we suggest:
7. He saw that most betting odds for winning Roland Garros had him equal with Nishikori, and in this case, as Swiss No. 2.
6. He felt a certain level of discomfort in sensitive areas, and couldn’t quite tell if he’d put his party shorts on backwards or not.
4. He heard Gimelstob is still ranting that Rafa should have been seeded No. 2 at the French Open.
3. People have been talking more about Nick Kyrgios’ high top fade than the luscious Fed!curls. Seriously, it’s enough to make a grown man cry.
2. Rog wasn’t actually angry, he was just practicing his Swiss German dubbing for the next Tarantino film…
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PHOTOS: Screencaps, French Open 2015, Roger Federer vs. Marcel Granollers, fair use. Getty Images as labeled.
Thanks to Simon Haring for the Swiss German quote.