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