- Producer30/01/2017IF by Rudyard Kipling, read by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Last night, 29 January 2017, was the culmination of one of the most memorable Australian Open Tennis Tournaments in my memory. I grew up with parents who played both competition and social tennis and was introduced to the sport at an early...
Comments31/01/2017 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Lance 🐝 Scoular..bravo. If..
I love tennis but I'm not a good player. It does not matter, because I will like it even if I was a great player. As I read your post I remember not being able to hit the ball as it came towards me whey I was learning to play. I still miss the ball a lot, but I'm no longer embarrassed by defeat... Just happy with the opportunity to play 😊30/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIt was a great match, definitely one for the ages - but there is one thing that needs to be said about this match, it was also played in a great setting and even as the players walk from the tunnel, the organizers of the Australian Open have excelled at branding the Open - the design work in the tunnel was stunning, the lighting so well done, the ceremony platform perfect for the occasion - and both players loved playing there and the atmosphere of the Rod Laver Arena magical (not to mention it is Rod Laver who handed the trophy to the winner). I also love the new Australian Open Logo, so modern and stylish that enhanced the occassion. This is what great branding is and how it contributes and adds when it is equally matched with great people who have earned what they are as individual public brand power, the kind that completes what is best about the TOTAL brand experience. Not soap brands for the masses supported by bozo B-Players but superstar brands for people who represent the best of the best.30/01/2017 #1 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoThis Producer is so very emotive my dear friend from The Antipodes @Lance 🐝 Scoular.
I didn't know the video you have linked, and the reading is just superb. I think Federer and Nadal have been very very lucky to match in time and have had each other as a rival, as a friend, as a mirror, as an alter ego. So different and so similar.
You know already I have played tennis for many years, in little competitions as well, and had to give up forced by injury. But I feel the tennis in my blood, and I'm sure I could have lived from it if (if) I have had the opportunity in my teen ages.
They've been very lucky, but specially fans have been very fortunate to enjoy and feel tennis with them, with their gracious and respectful way of living the sport.
Thanks so much for the mention, I enjoyed very much "watching" the semifinal with you despite the distance. 😉
Your tennis friend. Mamen.
Comments29/01/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#8 It will be on TV at 3pm later this afternoon - but it is like watching a movie you always wanted to watch and before you get to watch it, someone tells you how it ended and takes away the suspense. The good thing about sport is that we are watching excellence, so in that regard it is still worth watching, but to view the drama in the moment, that is priceless.29/01/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Shit! shit! Shit! I missed the match, I forgot to set my alarm clock - it apparently has played out the way I had envisaged it - which is why I soooooo much wanted to watch it live. Guess I learned my lesson here YOU SNOOZE - YOU LOSE. Somethings are so much more memorable in the moment.
Comments30/01/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI finally saw the match and what a 5th set battle! I am glad that I did not watch this final set in the wee hours of the morning because this game was so gripping, I can't help whooping and hollering and 5am in the morning this is a different proposition to 5pm when I also knew the result.
Nadal played very well and looked very sharp, but it is Federer who played a game of his life - at times matching Nadal's intensity and then there was that memorable rally near the end of the game that was breathtaking.
Nadal looks like he has got past his years of injury and in this form and on his favourite surface of clay, when the French Open comes, he now must be considered a strong favourite to win it and thus surpass Pete Samprass into 2nd place for all-time grand-slam wins. What a match it was and for sure this game was really important in completing the accolade of Federer being the greatest player in history, with Nadal not that far behind.28/01/2017 #8 Gert ScholtzI have huge admiration for both these players. I love watching their different styles and temperaments on the court. Federer is cool, calm, moves about gracefully and makes it all look almost effortless. Nadal is the power player and feisty fighter who refuses to ever give up. Two old rivals on court again. Two tennis legends!28/01/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBeeA great match. Nadal inspire me https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/vamossssssssssssss-english-espanol28/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitYou could not get two people one can admire at the top of their profession than Nadal and Federer. Obviously @Mamen 🐝 Delgado will be ecstatic if her man comes through, but the actuality of this match is it completes Federer's resume - because as dominant and record breaking as he has been, Nadal has been his achilles heel. and he Nadal has the winning record against Federer and will probably still own the head to head record - but defeat tomorrow will give Nadal five straight finals wins against Federer - whereas for Federer this could be one of his last forays into winning another title. Clearly Nadal has overcome his injury woes and there are possibly more finals to come for Nadal - but I think it a road which is shortening for Federer being much older than Nadal - and since Federer has been a great athlete but also a supreme role model for the sport - it would be nice for Federer to win this year.
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