Monday, February 02, 2009

And the winner is...

One more history creating, record breaking Australian Open 2009 came to end Sunday early morning and we saw the King shed some tears. He does not realize it probably, but he will always be the KING no matter what Djokovic's mom thought last year. Once again, the better player won and Rafa took the cup home. Under normal circumstances I would have gloated being the only Rafa supporter among many Fed lovers, but then I do not want to disrespect FED for what he is and where he has raised the level of tennis.

It is like this, you cannot enjoy what sweetness is unless you taste bitter and you will not know what good tennis is until you see Fed and Rafa playing. The rest are all just comes-n-go's in Tennis as far as I am concerned right now.

The other day I saw watching Fed play Berdych and after the first set I was telling G, do not feel bad at the way Fed is playing. He is a legend. Nothing can change who is from now on. He will always be the great one. And I compared him with Rome...the great kingdom which went to ruins will always remain in people's mind for what it was and what it stood for. But G would not buy any of it. How could Fed not outwit Berdych...which is of course what happened later that night...

If it was anyone else, we could have easily said...he should be happy, he made it to finals. It is FED. He has won 13 grandslam titles...what is winning one more to him? Should have been easy but it did not happen. And my heart melted for him. As happy as I was about Rafa I did not beat my chest and gloat his victory (not like I won...but it matters whom I support).

I am glad at the results but I am now all ready for the French! If Fed can get better off Rafa in this, I think it will assuage his pain a little :) Until then I will give rest to my tennis posts :)

5 comments:

Trevor Penn said...

I'm a King Fed homer; in love with the way he plays his tennis. It's like art, science and sport all put together.

For some reason i can't get myself to like Rafa's tennis, it's just not as graceful. But i have to hand it to this man. A real sport. A class apart.

Praveen said...

I may have to disagree with some of your comments Anu..Though he has won 13, 14 means a lot to him as was evident at the end of the game...He would be acclaimed the greatest, if he beats Nadal in a grand slam..
How can anybody call him the greatest, when another player has better of him most of the times(if not all)????
If you call everybody as come'n'go players, Fed won 13 grand slams playing against these players..thats something to think abt as well...

Anu Russell said...

Thothi,

winning 13 grand slams is not an easy task. The rest whom he has played against as far as I am concerned are the come-b-go's. But Fed is Fed. We cannot take it away from him. To me as of now he is one of the greatest...and in the future Nadal might take his place but that is for us to wait and see...

Nadal might just be 22 but the beating is body is taking is unimaginable. We have to wait and see how long he lasts...

But let us agree to disagree...:)

And btw thanks for visiting!

P said...

I agree about FED being a legend and all... this is one of the few sports I watch all thanks to J and I have really started enjoying it! :)

Anu Russell said...

@ Trevor

I agree...Fed has mastered the game and the technique...
while Rafa uses raw power and hardwork...

there is a difference to both their games...probably why we cannot resist watching them :)

@ Poo
Good to know that you are into tennis too :) It is the funnest...next up French Open!