Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Serb, 2011 Australian Open Champion

Posted by Hippo Bean at 5:17 PM
I had so wanted Novak to win! As per 4 times a year, I made an extraordinary effort to wake up extra early to watch the tennis grand slams live. This year I had to stay up really late. Kim won the women's on Saturday and I was really happy. It was a nerve raking match to watch her make unforced errors, and I jumped out of the sofa in cheers when she slammed the ball right on the line. And that's why I love tennis. Things could change so rapidly, one would never know who would win until the very end. So I did it again for the men. I was so sleepy that I could hardly keep my eyes open. Anticipating a long 5 setters, I got munchies ready and ate and ate. The match started off well, however after losing the first set, Andy seemed dazed. All he did was to push the ball back. It has been many long years since a Scot won a grand slam, in a game that they themselves had invented. But tennis champions mean not only possessing powerful damaging weapons, but most importantly, a tough mind. The mental game is so much more important than the physical skills in a tennis match. I was only disappointed Rafa was injured. But Novak deserves to win this time. Click on the image below to see the match images that Hippo shot.

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