September 09, 2010
Analysis of the brilliance of Roger Federer's play against Robin Soderling in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open can wait. Right now all we want to know is what Federer said in a post-match interview that got his audio feed dumped for a few seconds by ESPN?
During the standard on-court interview with ESPN, Federer was fielding the usual questions from Pam Shriver about the difficulties of serving into the wind, the prospects of playing Novak Djokovic in the semifinals and boilerplate stuff like that. But then, in typical Pammy fashion, a question completely unrelated to tennis was asked and during Federer's answer, the mic cut out, the crowd groaned, Roger's wife Mirka looked embarassed and Shriver froze before Federer took back over the interview.
Have a look:
I've been having no luck reading his lips and, amazingly, nobody who was in attendance at Arthur Ashe Stadium has taken to Twitter to let the rest of us know. I tried calling Gavin Rossdale to ask but dude changed numbers on me again. Judging on the context, I think he may have said something about getting back in bed with his wife again, but that's a complete shot in the dark.
So, I put it to you, Busted Racquet readers: What did Roger say?