Roger and Mirka Federer Let Their Emotions Show at the World Tour Finals 2013

Fed covering face with hand Nole match WTF 2013

Remember those days when Roger Federer had a completely stoic demeanor and his wife Mirka spent most of the match looking at her phone? Well, those days are gone. This week at the World Tour Finals, the Maestro has been letting a lot more show–the frustration, the triumph, the anger, the glee, and the exasperation. Following her hubby’s lead, Mirka has been extra invested, nail-biting and face-palming her way through every game, just like the rest of us Fed fans with dangerously high blood pressure.

Emotions peaked in Fed’s match against DelPotro, with both men competing for the final place in the semis. Neither player had a smooth ride, and the crowd surged, faltered, and fist-pumped along with them as the match stretched to three sets.

We begin our story at the 2nd set TB, where Rog had his last chance to push for a third set. Mirka took a moment to wonder why her husband always seemed to go for the drama.

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Roger found his inner beast. “That’s right, I’m gonna serve this mutha out, beyyy-otches…” he seemed to say.
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ALLEZ!!! We’re goin’ three!
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Not impressed. You know she’s thinking: “Down 15-30 to start…if you get broken again, Roger, you’re sleeping on the couch tonight.”
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If looks could kill…well, there’d be an immediate job opening for linesperson duties…
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“Roger’s down a break…I can’t look…”
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“Is it hot in here? Or is it just the fact that I’m down 0-3 in the 3rd?”
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Pretty Mirka…hoping for one more game to even things up.
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Shouting encouragement to the hubster. Hey, if Uncle Toni can do it…
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“All I need is an awesome FH drive volley to win this game…”
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“Come onnnnn!!”
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“COME ONNNNN!!!” #fistpump
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“Yeahhhy!!!” Please avoid another TB…Please avoid another TB…
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It’s a long rally in the next game, and DelPo decides to get fancy…
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And we get to see Rog run like the wind…
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And then he hits some crazy no-look FH over his left shoulder…
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“I just need another fab forehand…”

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“COME ONNNN!!” (‘Member when Rog said he didn’t understand all the fistpumping in the WTA, and that he only did maybe 5 fist pumps in a match at most? Well…you did a hell of a lot more than 5 today, Herr Federer; You are officially the Ana Ivanovic of the ATP.)
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Coach Sev and Mirka are thrilled. Their man has turned things around.
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Two minutes later and they are meditating hard…willing Roger to hang on.
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WTF was that shot?” he seemed to say.
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Grrrr. It’s time to CRUSH this fuzzy yellow ball.
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“OMG…break points. Please continue your totally unusual and unexpected trend of being good on BPs this week…eeeeeeek….”
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“Lemme try that forehand thing again…”

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I am awesome. #fistpump
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“You ARE AWESOME!!” #fistpumps
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Mirka excitedly slaps Sev on the knee. We’re gettin’ crazy now.
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“My name is Roger Federer. You took my Basel crown. Prepare to die.”
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“I swear, just dig out of this damn 15-30 and you won’t have to sleep on the couch…”
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“Is it hot in here or am I just that close to playing another %$#@! TB???”
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“I love you Juan Martin, but don’t you ever question one of my ‘late’ challenges again.” #AreYouFreakinKiddingMe #IKnowTheRulesDoYouKnowtheRules
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“Yessss!” #GoMe
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“I love you, my peeps.”
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“Mirka says I don’t have to sleep on the couch!!”
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“Let’s go home, my Big Man. Just remember, I want the Maestro tonight, not the Fed Express.”

And they lived happily ever after. Until this started all over again with the Fedal semis. O_o

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