Good tennis makes good day
I’ve been called “crazy” and all different sorts of synonyms by family and friends because of tennis. If I go back and think of the numerous ammounts of classes I’ve skipped to either watch or play, all the times I drank my sorrows because “dear goodness, Lena is such a choker” and all the days that the only reason I was happy was because of a match — you can say the shoe kinda fits. Last night, I went to this birthday party and crashed at my friend’s place after. I got there at 5 am and at 10 am I was sitting on his living room’s couch, wrapped under a blanket, waiting for the match to begin. There are matches things like these that are totally not worth it. I can name numerous Saturdays and Sundays I woke up at 6am to watch Lena lose in either the semis or the finals of Kremlin Cup. Yes, 6 am on Sundays. I’m hardcore. Today, it was totally frakkin’ worth it. 4 hours and 2 minutes of mind-blowing tennis with Rafa saving 3 match points. Novak had his chances, he completely owned Rafa in the first set and had the chance to close out the match in the second. I think these are the moments where you see why Rafa is number one: mental strength. Kid is a fighter. Now tomorrow we’ll have the final that the press and the organizers were waiting for: Roger x Rafa. I think Federer has a big chance of defeating Rafa tomorrow, he’s fresh (his semi lasted under an hour and half) and the boy just played a marathon.
And just because I’m excited for Roland Garros:
Roland Garros 2009 Preview
I’ll be there in Paris from Monday to Sunday during the first week. I’ll be taking pictures like crazy so I will try to blog and tweet them as much as possible. :)