Wow, I'm loving this thread! I think it's time to post mine now (and because I'm not sleepy, hehe)
I woke up early that day with a feeling. I had been following his results all through the tournament, and was more that ecstatic to see him in the final. It was just like I had dreamed it, so seeing it happen in front of me was almost unbelievable. I knew almost everything was in favour of Coria, so to me it wasn't surprising to see him in the final and wouldn't be surprising to see him win. As much as I don't really like him, I had to admit he had the biggest determination to win that tournament since the beginning. But there was Gaston, also with a chance...
It was horrible for me to witness the reults of the 1st 2 sets. I said to myself "Well, I think it's over... no surprise... unless something happens NOW". And we all know what happened. To me it was actually a movie. And on the 5th set I really felt like killing someone because one was cramped, the other was desperate and neither of the 2 could hold their serves! Hahaha... To tell you the truth I just wanted it to be over, it was too much. I screamed to the TV "It's your chance now, Gaston, come on DO IT!" I was so agitated I felt I could come up with something; everyone at home was telling me to calm down. But I couldn't! When that magic backhand happened, I just got up from my bed and screamed really loud "HE WON!!!" My mom came running, my dog started barking, and I just stood there in awe. I was so happy... I didn't want to cry because my family would make fun of me, but I was screaming in joy [still as I write this, I get the chills!] Hahahaha! I was floating in air the rest of the day, screaming randomly "GANÓ MI GATO!!!" ["my gato won"
I felt as if I was there, cheering, doing the wave, etc. I was also very proud of all he accomplished, because even if people say that the final was too emotional and the circumstances helped him, you also need to take into consideration all he had done, how he got there, fighting his demons and winning the most important tournament of his life.
Sorry if my story doesn't make much sense, I had so many feelings I don't know how to put them into words
The idea of giving all our stories to Gaston is great of course! I hope you get to do it... Thanks GWH for starting this thread!