Okay chicas, since yesterday evening I am back from Monte Carlo and really had an unbelievable great time there
I still remember myself sitting at the airport in Hamburg last saturday and I was so afraid Tommy would withdraw from Monte Carlo if he reaches the final in Valencia! But I am very lucky he didn´t, because for me the week in Monte Carlo was one of the best ever and I still can´t believe Tommy and Rafa really won the doubles at a Masters Tournament
I really loved seeing them play together and it was obvious how much fun they had together. But I must also say that I really start to like Rafa more and more. Not because he was Tommys doubles partner, but because he was really sweet all the time. Rosie, I know you don´t like him at all, but it´s good, of course, that we all have different tastes... But for example after Tommy and Rafa won their first doubles match very easily against the monaco players, Tommy and Rafa stayed on Centre Court after they won and added a practice session. They really enjoyed it a lot and when the practice was finished some kids on the other side of the court where shouting to both Tommy and Rafa to come over and sign stuff. Tommy, of course, did it
But even Rafa came over and signed for everyone which really impressed me a lot!!!
Concerning Tommys singles matches I was also positively surprised. He was really fighting for every point and you saw how much he wanted to win the matches. Of course it is also obvious that he is not at the same level like 2006, but I think it will get better and better.
I was very happy that Tommy won the match against Söderling, because honestly before the match I was very pessimistic. Of course it was a close match, but Tommy won it in the end, which I think was very important for him! About the match against Nalbandian there is really not much too say. I think Nalbandian just had his best day against Tommy and there was really nothing Tommy could do, in the end Tommy even started to smile, because he just couldn´t do anything...
Apart from the matches there were also some nice practice sessions. The best one was on friday, when Tommy was practicing only with Pepo, but they had soooooooo much fun
They were playing with points against eachother and Pepo was always supporting himself and shouting "Vamos Pepo" and later on we all who watched the practice joined supporting him. They really enjoyed the time on court and as a finish of course they also played golf
Pepo was so ambitious that they had to play again every time Tommy won
After the practice a guy was even asking Pepo what is name was, because he though Pepo was so nice. I really had to smile about that, but absolutely agree
In general I think Tommy was in a great mood the whole week! You could really see that he has a lot of fun playing tennis and it really felt good to see him so happy
Of course I saw some other players as Tommy as well and also I took quite many pictures
Will post some here as well, but have to work on them first, because they would be too big for posting like they are now!
Btw Rosie, I had to think of you, because I met Dima at the airport in Nice yesterday. Only thing which irritated me was that he was checking in to Munich and today I found out he plays Barcelona
And yes, the beard is still there, at least it was yesterday
Okay chicas, now I am really off to bed