The Roger Federer Fan's Dictionary

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The Roger Federer Fan's Dictionary

Australian Open, The; Noun

1. The first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, taking place in Melbourne, Australia, where Roger Federer has won three great victories so far in his career.

2. The first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, where Roger Federer should have won this year if only he’d served better and taken advantage of all those break point opportunities early in the match.

Backhand; Noun

1. A stroke made from the side of the body opposite to that of the hand holding the racket, paddle, etc. Roger Federer has one of the most graceful and effective backhands in tennis.

2. A stroke made from the side of the body opposite to that of the hand holding the racket. Roger Federer has the most beautiful, excellent, and best backhand in tennis.

Cry; Verb

1. To weep; shed tears, with or without sound, as Roger Federer did with joy when he finally won Roland Garros in 2009, and the Australian Open in 2006

2. To weep, shed tears, with or without sound, as Roger Federer did out of sadness upon losing Wimbledon 2008, and the Australian Open 2009, and all of us did the same. Let us never speak of this again.

Djokovic, Novak; Noun

1. A Serbian tennis player who won the 2008 Australian Open title and who, aside from Roger Federer, has the smoothest and most complete game in the sport.

2. A Serbian tennis player who took advantage of Roger Federer’s illness to win the 2008 Australian Open, and who could never compare to Roger in terms of class, etiquette, and heart. And his impressions are annoying.


Federer, Roger; Noun

1. A Swiss tennis player who is the best all-around athlete, champion, and ambassador currently active in the game.

2. A Swiss tennis player who is so, so, SO the best at everything he does! The best tennis player, the best dresser, the best at speaking four languages! Oh, and he’s won the sportsmanship award five times!

Footwork; Noun

1. The use of the feet, as in tennis, boxing, or dancing. Roger Federer’s footwork is one of the most amazing sights in tennis.

2. The use of the feet, as in tennis, boxing, or dancing. Roger Federer’s footwork is what makes him better than any other player in the history of sports.

Forehand; Noun

1. In tennis, a stroke made from the same side of the body as that of the hand holding the racket, paddle, etc. Roger Federer has one of the most effective forehands in tennis.

2. In tennis, a stroke made from the same side of the body as that of the hand holding the racket, paddle, etc. Roger Federer has the hardest, most varied, and most liquid whip-like forehand in tennis.

Language; Noun

1. A body of words, and the systems for their use common to a people. Having grown up in Switzerland, Roger Federer speaks four languages fluently.

2. A body of words, and the systems for their use common to a people. Roger Federer speaks four languages fluently because he’s Roger, and he’s the best.

Laver, Rod; Noun

1. An Australian tennis player, active from the 1950s-70s, who twice won the complete calendar year Grand Slam, a feat placing him among the very best to ever play the game.

2. An Australian tennis player who played a long time ago. Roger Federer cried when Laver gave him the Australian Open trophy once, so he must have been good, but not as good as Roger (obviously).

Murray, Andy; Noun

1. A Scottish professional tennis player who, along with Roger Federer, is one of the smartest and best tacticians in the sport.

2. A Scottish professional tennis player who will never be as stylish, and fun to watch as Roger Federer, because he doesn’t hit as hard, doesn’t smile, yells “Come on!” too much, and needs to shave.

Nadal, Rafael; Noun

1. A Spanish professional tennis player, and the only one who can rival Roger Federer’s champion’s instincts, and will to win.

2. That guy who has taken some of the major titles Roger Federer should have won. There is nothing more to say about him.

Quick; Adjective

1. Done, proceeding, or occurring with promptness, or rapidity, as an action, process, etc.; prompt; immediate: Roger Federer is quick on the tennis court.

2. Moving or able to move, operate, function, or take effect quickly. Fans of other players are quick to make excuses when Roger Federer beats them.

Roland Garros; Noun

1. The second Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, taking place in Paris, France, where Roger Federer finally broke through in 2009 to complete the career Grand Slam.

2. The second Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, where Roger Federer should have won earlier, and could have if he’d come to net more, or had a really good day against that Nadal guy.

Sampras, Pete; Noun

1. A former American tennis player who, before Roger Federer, was the game’s best combination of power, professionalism, and all-court play.

2. A former American tennis player who is always being compared to Roger Federer, though it’s hard to see why, because he never won a Roland Garros title, didn’t speak four languages, and never once won the sportsmanship award.

Tennis; Noun

1. A game played on a rectangular court by two players, or two pairs of players equipped with rackets, in which a ball is driven back and forth over a low net that divides the court in half. Roger Federer is currently the most exciting tennis player to watch.

2. The sport we watch because Roger Federer plays it.

U.S. Open, The; Noun

1. The final Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, taking place in New York City. Roger Federer won five straight titles there from 2004-08.

2. The final Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, which Roger Federer really should’ve won this year, but let it slip away because he didn’t serve well enough, and let a break advantage slip away early in the match, and they really need to get rid of instant reply, because Roger doesn’t like it.

Wallace, David Foster; Noun

1. A novelist, journalist, and essayist whose tennis stories rank among the greatest modern examples of sports writing.

2. A writer who wrote that one really great story about Roger Federer that we like to quote whenever possible to describe how great Roger is! His forehand is a great “liquid whip!” Not like that Nadal guy, who is “martial” and “mesomorphic.”

Wimbledon; Noun

1. The third Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, taking place in London, United Kingdom. This is Roger Federer’s favorite tournament, where he has won six titles, including his Grand Slam breakthrough in 2003.

2. The third Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, which Roger Federer should have won seven times had he played better in the 2008 final, and the Nadal guy not taken so long in between points.

Win; Verb

1. To finish first in a race, contest, or the like. Roger Federer wins more frequently and more reliably than any other tennis player.

2. To finish first in a race, contest, or the like. Roger Federer is the best and wins the most, just not as often as we’d like.

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