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 :)