People who had tickets for yesterday's night session at the Hopman Cup really got their money's worth.
First they saw the #1 player in the world playing like the #1 player in the world.
Then they got lovely Ana playing a singles match against Malek.
And to finish, they got the #1 player in the world being the natural-born entertainer that he is. Here's the full doubles match, worth seeing it all, because in comedy, timing is everything: Nole is a natural.
A few highlights:
The crowd loved every minute of it. The arena was packed for the Nole-Haas match and most fans remained for the mixed doubles.
There's nothing wrong in wanting to win(even in an exho)but her celebration was over the top to say the least.
I don't want to go down the road of which celebrations are over the top and which aren't, our man has been criticised precisely because of his celebrations, which I find great fun to watch and others find classless, it's a question of taste... I don't care about celebrations: I care about sportsmanship on court (our man is #1 on that score as well).
Also: a celebration tells you how much a victory means.
Ana should be proud that a victory over her meant so much to Medina Garrigues.