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Did partying cost Roger Federer his win over Novak Djokovic?!? We are not sure…

By Bob Stockton

Could a late night drinking binge from Roger Federer be the reason behind his collapse against Novak Djokovic in Saturday’s epic US Open semifinal?

There were reports that a man looking strinkingly similar to Federer partying at the Whiskey Blue bar the W hotel drinking Macallan scotch and exhaustingly posting for photographs with adoring fans.

The truth is that Federer was snuggly in bed while Darren Cellemme of Hoboken, N.J. – a spitting image look-a-like of the five-time US Open champion – was playing the part of the Swiss tennis-playing maestro at the “Get Served” Party sponsored by Macallan Scotch and The Daily.

Cellemme was discovered by representatives of the U.S. Tennis Association in 2009 while tending bar at Charley O’s on 45th and 8th in Manhattan and has been featured in many news reports around the world and various promotions.

“It’s uncanny, really,” said Cellemme of his resemblance. “There’s not a day that goes by when someone doesn’t say, “Hey, you know who you look like?”

Cellemme fooled many attendees at “Get Served” and at one point caused for a small mob of cell phone camera toting admirers to rush the W Hotel lobby glass door to get glimpse and photo of the guy they believed to be Federer.

The following day, Federer lost one of the most famous US Open matches of all time, losing a two-sets-to-love lead and blowing two match points in losing to Djokovic 6-7 (7), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 in the men’s semifinals.

All guests at “Get Served” were given a free year-long subscription to The Daily Ipad news application and copies of the New Chapter Press book “Roger Federer: Quest for Perfection.”

Randy Walker and Roger Federer look a like

(photo caption: Randy Walker, publisher of the book ROGER FEDERER: QUEST FOR
PERFECTION ( with Roger Federer look-a-like Darren