You have not known what you are.
You have slumbered upon yourself all your life.
Your eyes have been as much as closed most of the time.
What you have done is already in mockeries.

The mockeries are not you.
Underneath them
And within them,
I see you lurk...

-Walt Whitman


when the open closes...

AFTER WATCHING LIVE week-long tennis and hearing men and women grunt and moan while whacking balls with their rackets, the Australian Open 2010 had finally crowned its new victors—the Master, (1) Roger Federer and (1) Serena Williams.

It’s been a great tournament this year. Lots of drama, starting with Rafael Nadal who had to retire from his Quarterfinal Match; the US Open Champions, Juan Martin del Potro and Kim Clijsters, ousted in the earlier rounds; Maria Sharapova who played stellar tennis against Dementieva in the 1st Round (but lost to Kirilenko); the two Chinese players dominating the semifinals, Na Li and Zheng Jie, and of course the return of the former number 1, Justine Henin, who really gave Serena a run for her money in the Women’s Final. I was really rooting for her. I believe she remains to be the female tennis player with the deadliest backhand. But she really needs to work those services out. But that’s okay. There are still three majors to go: The French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. I feel sorry for Murray though. I really thought this would be his year. But Roger really demolished his plays to win his 16th major singles title and first as a father. He really deserved it. I admire Roger as a sportsman, but I admire him more for his social responsibility. He initiated a charity for the victims of Haiti, which mustered an amount up to 650,000 dollars.

One tournament down, one to go (
the UAAP of course!), and one more coming up—Vancouver 2010! Thank goodness for Cable TV! Hehe!


RJ said...

I watched the final game on Seven, cheering for Andy. I'm sad he didn't win.

ELAY said...

yea I've heard this news from an officemate of mine. haaay sorry mastr bihira na ko makabisita sa site mo busy na kasi ako sa work eh alam mo na office boy na ko hehehe.. well siguro di mo pa alam :) anyway... they're both great (may masabi lang) ayun Godbless

Manech said...

I wish I knew tennis, the whole extravaganza of it. This post made me realize just how much I was missing.

I'm also hooked on "Sweet Disposition". :D

jei said...

Where the hell is Mary Pierce nowadays? Did she retire from Tennis? She's my favorite. And I realized I miss watching these major tournaments.

I'm also rooting for Henin because you see, I'm always rooting for those who play against the Williams sisters. I just don't like them, sorry. It's not about their color or race but it's about their attitude.

I didn't get to finish the match and I was really disappointed to learn that Henin didn't win. She was doing great on the second match. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED??!!!


PUSANG-kalye said...

seems like the old dogs are still at it. But I love Federer.....its not just about his ability but his consistency that counts~~~~