01.25.08 10 years ago 21 Comments

Roger Federer was upset in the semifinals of the Australian Open this morning, except in Australia it's already tonight.  Or last night?  I dunno.  The point is, the supposedly dominant #1 player couldn't even reach the finals of a Grand Slam Event 11 consecutive times.  He only did it ten, which isn't even three full years.  Hell, he's never even won a French Open, and his 12 Grand Slam titles are still two behind Pete Sampras's record.

Let me be the first to say it: Federer kinda sucks at tennis. 

The dragonslayer is 20-year-old Novak Djokovic, who beat Federer 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (5), the Swiss Miss's first straight-sets loss in a Grand Slam in nearly four years.  After the win, Djokovic took off his shirt and was all "YEEEAAAARRRRRGGGGGHH," and I'd be lying if I said my heart didn't beat a little faster after that.  I mean, he's not my type or anything, but I'm a sucker for raw animal passion.  Just ask any of the stuffed animals on my bed.

(All photos from Getty Images) 

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