So he invited his counterpart to watch the semifinal of the Cricket World Cup.
The crowds ganged up on him, especially in the U.S. Open semifinal in 2011, down two match points against Federer.
Without him, and Tiago Silva, Brazil will go into its semifinal against Germany severely weakened.
Reports emerged over the weekend that he was now picking against Germany in its semifinal against Spain.
One semifinal appearance since 1966 is a poor return on expectations.
Take the semifinal for what it was: a battle to the bitter end between two proud football nations.
The Netherlands, Brazil, or Portugal could await in the semifinal.
She reached the final four of the 2000 Australian Open, her first Grand Slam semifinal in nine years.
In her semifinal match, he joked “Now you can get to lie down for a while” in the post-game chat.