The day Roger Federer couldn’t stop laughing at CNN correspondent’s Spanish phrases, a lot of people found a new cause for the giggles: It’s because of the weather.
Speaking with CNN’s chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour for a news interview last week, Federer said he was “looking forward to playing in the rain” after he was knocked down by a gust of wind in the third round of Wimbledon.
The comment was a little more diplomatic than the other things he said in the interview, which involved discussing the tennis pros’ ability to get it together when there are thunderstorms. At least for the moment, it’s the only bit of humor I can pull off.
It seems that the two biggest players at the moment are the two English men from the United Kingdom and the Frenchwoman from Belgium, Caroline Wozniacki and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. They both have the ability to make jokes out of almost any situation and usually they end up as funny as they were originally meant to be.
But I don’t think they are going to be there too long since they play for different reasons, according to the experts I talked to.
“Wozniacki does it because she is a great fighter” said Richard Skelton, a writer for the BBC. “She does it because she’s good at that.”
Wozniacki is one of the top players in the world for two reasons, he said. First, because she’s good. Second, because she’s the best female player at the moment.
“It’s an amazing thing,” Skelton said. “Because when you see someone who is good at what they do, they are very good at it but they are also very lucky.”
The second reason Wozniacki is the best player in the world is because of her ability to mix her game with tennis’ most popular sport and get the crowd involved in the game.
“We have a different game to American tennis in the sense that we play with our feet out, to get our shots in, and to move around the court and get to our spots,” said Tsonga.