“I’m back,” Roger Federer said last night after a four-set win over Andy Murray.
Federer, who came to Melbourne as the sixth seed, showed critics and naysayers that he’s still got it, performing like the untarnished, unwavering, flawless super-Federer of the past.
Here are 10 photos from the Australian Open quarterfinals that prove Roger Federer is back.
Look at that face of determination as he adjusts his headband. And while you’re at it, look at that perfect head of hair.
Look at that perfectly aligned face as he prepares to receive (and annihilate) Murray’s serve.
Old age? What old age? 32 is just the number of beats my heart skips as he stretches for a glorious backhand.
A return worthy of a champion’s return.
That’s his hand. Telling the critics to talk to it.
Andy Murray is all like, “bwuh?”
What every one who thought Federer was over looks like right now.
You can say that again, mate.
GAME. SET. MATCH.
“Yes, you’re back,” Andy Murray whispers in Federer’s ear. “And those abs are amazing.”