The French Open is underway and watching Baghditis vs. Alfred Tsonga was an eye opener!
From my teenage I’ve been an avid watcher of the tennis ball bouncing off an eight millimetre grass in Wimbledon, which gave time for the server to reach the net and volley, on the other side of the Dover, the clay tested a man’s ENDURANCE.
As always men are tested to LAST!
This match would go down in the history of the French Open as a match a sheep almost won in a wolf’s clothing.
Baghditis had apparently honed his skills in a way most women play their tennis. Attempting drop shots, not occasionally but incessantly, from the baseline just to test the other guy’s ability to retrieve expending energy on SISSY TENNIS.
We used to have a tennis court in the quarters allotted to my dad and senior police officers used to regularly play there and I as a teenager used to play along with those uncles, who were there more for keeping themselves fit than for the love of the game. Me, in my naive enthusiasm as a kid to win used to be quite successful in such sissy drop shots playing from the baseline.
One day my dad walked upto me and said: PLAY TENNIS LIKE A MAN- KEEP THE RALLY ON!
It was during that time that McEnroe and Connors had burst into the tennis scene challenging the style of Bjorn Borg’s ENDURANCE TEST.
But McEnroe and Connors did not play those drop shots unless they were drawn to the net, but Baghditis has sharpened his skills to do dropshots by standing near the baseline may come in handy for a while, but in the long run, such chicanery may reduce his endurance and his own ability to retrieve with hard hitting players – as he found out today!
I was wondering if he was transporting a skill set from women’s tennis to the highest level of men’s tennis?
After much thought I was inclined to believe that, HAD THE MATCH BEEN BEST OF THREE, BAGHDITIS WOULD HAVE WON HANDS DOWN!
That’s the upside of women’s tennis which winds up faster, otherwise the organisers would not have shortened the format and spared the spectators the sight of two worn out women scrambling for balls in a tennis court in the fifth set!
This is no gender debasing, it is just that tennis might have been invented and evolved today for testing men’s endurance and skills, but in women’s case test their reasonable skills in tennis with on court gracefulness in movement and pricey off court. That serves for other brands of advertisers.
But being specific to men’s clay court tennis, Baghditis was pathetic with a sling in his armoury against a sniper of a high order .
Hope, such perverts like Baghditis, whose names sounds like an inflammation of the capital of Iraq, do not take away the precious ENDURANCE SKILLS required to win a French Open.
Thanks Tsonga for averting such scum from rising to become the cream.