Wimbledon 2009, and the winner is ROGER FEDERER. I had the good firtune of watching the match where Roger Federer broke all the previous records of a single male winning GRAND SLAMS. Federer had won 15 Grand Slam tournaments and is still counting on the future.
The match was interesting, Federer did not break a single serve of Andy Roddick- till the last set. Had Federer won the Match with the FOURTH SET- in a tie-break, it would have been historic in the sense that without breaking a serve in the Finals, one had became the Wimbledon Champion! We have tampered with the game in the name of LOGISTICS, ENDURANCE, VIEWERSHIP etc. etc.. The earlier format was that there was no tie breaks. Each game had to be won with a difference of 2 points and each set with a difference of 2 games. In our love for effeminacy and emasculating the ENDURANCE quotient of the player, the tie break brought in brevity and a sprinter’s attitude to the game of tennis. However, to some extent good sense prevailed that they left the 5th set of the match in the old format. Otherwise, WIMBLEDON 2009 could have been a Grand Slam which was won by a champion without breaking the opponent’s serve even once!!
Secondly, the standard of WOMEN’S TENNIS, is appallingly bad that but for their skimpy dresses and the cameras focussing from the ground level, there is hardly anything worth watching. This year even that was one sided, Serena and Venus are hardly the choices fit for such viewing!!
I asked a woman friend of mine, a die-hard fan of Federer, as to why she rooted for FEDERER. Her reply was prompt and flabbergasting. EVEN WHEN HE WINS HE CRIES!! When asked further, what if he cries? Her reply was that WHEN A WINNER CRIES, IT SHOWS HIS HUMILITY AND MAKES HIM LOOK CUTE!!
But u gotta watch his game. Not his CUTENESS etc. etc.
She wisely said: You idiot, why do men watch Maria Sharapova, Steffi Graf etc. etc? They don’t watch them for their tennis prowess. Men play better anyday, it is just that there is a promordial instinct in man to ogle at successful and elegant women. They watch these women players for those reasons. Likewise, women like to watch men’s tennis for appreciating successful, competitive men. But when a successful or competitive man after winning a match shows, rather is not afraid of showing his softer side by CRYING, the maternal instincts get awakened like a bolt of lightning. It is that which we call CUTE.
GOD BLESS FEDERER’S CUTENESS, BUT THIS YEAR IN THE WIMBLEDON, HE FELL SHORT OF HIS CUTENESS- HE DID NOT CRY. MAY BE THE SAME WOMEN WOULD SAY HE’S BECOME ARROGANT!!!