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Expect The Unexpected Roland Garros 09 : N.Djokovic vsPhilipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

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Herdwick
06-08-2009, 07:32 AM
He may have lifted the trophy but he still needed all his rivals gone to do it.

To anyone else tempted to proffer this sourfaced view of events; common sense should tell you that it can be equally well applied to Nole's triumphs at Rome 2008, TMC 2008 and Dubai 2009.

So unless you intend also to publicly devalue his achievements there, it might be wise to keep quiet.:(

:wavey: Happy Monday - still beaming here.

ellewoods
06-08-2009, 08:51 AM
Wow. :rolleyes: That's all I have to say to some people here.

FlameOn
06-08-2009, 09:02 AM
Wow. :rolleyes: That's all I have to say to some people here.
:hug:

Phew, now that RG's over we can look ahead. I'm very happy that Nole is playing a separate tourney to Roddick (even if he and Nando are in the same tournament :o). I guess you can't win 'em all. :D

Go Nole. :rocker:

ellewoods
06-08-2009, 09:18 AM
:hug:

Phew, now that RG's over we can look ahead. I'm very happy that Nole is playing a separate tourney to Roddick (even if he and Nando are in the same tournament :o). I guess you can't win 'em all. :D

Go Nole. :rocker:

:hug:

:secret: I wasn't really refering to your comment btw. I do, to some extent, agree that it would have been much more meaningful if it had been Rafa on the other side of the net but um, is that Fed's fault? No. But I am going to leave it there.

Anyway, yes I'm glad RG is over too. It certainly lived up to the title of the thread. Quite a rollercoaster!

On to grass now! :dance:

*Raine
06-08-2009, 09:39 AM
Anyway, yes I'm glad RG is over too. It certainly lived up to the title of the thread. Quite a rollercoaster!

On to grass now! :dance:

I'm sad that it's over now, it's been too long since I've watched tennis on tv :sobbing:. Because our stupid sports channel is not showing the smaller tournaments here. Can't we just fast forward to Wimbledon? :angel:

pica_pica
06-08-2009, 01:09 PM
I see that quite a number of us (myself included) have Federer in our avatars :lol:
Well, he deserved to be on my avatar for a week :yeah:
Still feel soooooooo happy and touched for Roger! :)

ellewoods
06-11-2009, 07:38 AM
Ah, this poem is pretty great way to sum up RG 09:

OH, MY!

Most thought it a sure thing—no thirst left to quench:
Taxes and death and Nadal at the French
Four years in a row and working on five,
The kid from Mallorca would eat them alive.

He’d hold up that trophy and Roger would cry,
And Federer’s fans would ask what went awry.
But something strange happened out there on the clay:
Rafa Nadal finally had a bad day.

And who was this person—this odd, skinny dude,
Who took down the Spaniard and darkened his mood?
Not Murray, not Novak, but Robin the Swede,
A spotty, but dangerous, twenty-third seed.

When Rafa left Paris, all eyes fixed on Fed.
Would he claim his prize - or crumble instead?
Would they crown him the GOAT, the greatest of all,
Or would Robin step up and answer the call?

For the last year or so, Roger’s aura had faded,
Eclipsed by Nadal, he often seemed jaded.
We witnessed his anger, we saw him in tears,
And we knew that his gifts would fade through the years.

But the umbrellas went up—rain pelted the clay,
And Roger stayed tough and put on a display
Of winners and volleys that showed off his art,
And gave us a glimpse of his courage and heart.

A champion’s nature is something so rare
That when it’s revealed, in awe, we just stare.
When the crowd rose as one to give him his glory,
Roger’s tears added joy to this wonderful story.

-- Highpockets
http://tennisworld.typepad.com/tennisworld/2009/06/pockets.html

Herdwick
06-11-2009, 07:45 AM
;)

Dedicated to all Roger's fans here.