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Australian Open 2013 Recap

First of all, congratulations to Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka for winning the men and women’s singles title this year. (Although, I wans;t rooting for either of them TBH)

I wanted Roger Federer and Serena Williams to win. Oh well, we can’t always get what we want, right? lol

So how was it? There were some pretty exciting matches- Djokovic v Wawrinka comes to mind. As well as Duckworth v Kavcic.

Some upsets- Li Na defeating Maria Sharapova (in straight sets!!!), Juan Martin del Potro losing to Jeremy Chardy, and of course, Serena Williams losing to Sloane Stephens.

I wasn’t able to watch all the matches, mainly due to the time difference, Australia is about 19 hours ahead of the West Coast. Also, because my laptop doesn’t work -.-

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Roger Federer Wins Wimbledon (Another Late Reaction)

Roger Federer and Andy Murray

 

Here’s another post that I writing weeks after the event happened. But it doesn’t matter, because weeks later, I am still happy about Roger Federer winning his 7th Wimbledon title!!! He tied the record for most Wimbledon titles, Both Federer and Pete Sampras have 7 each. This was also Federer’s 17th overall grand slam title 🙂 For those of you who don’t know, I am one of Roger Federer’s biggest fans. Which is kind of weird because when I first started watching tennis, about two years ago, I didn’t even like him. I thought he was “too perfect” haha The first tennis match I ever watched was the Cincinnati final between Federer and Mardy Fish, and of course I was rooting for the American.

I don’t remember what it was that changed my mind about him, but ever since then, I’d been hoping to see him win another grand slam, be number 1 again. It took a while, but he finally did it! I admit, I thought Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal would be in the final, yet again. But then Nadal lost to Lukas Rosol, who was number 100 in the world :O everyone, including me was shocked! That loss made it a little easier for Andy Murray to make it to the final for the first time ever.

Federer would have a harder time. He had to face Djokovic in the SF, last year’s Wimbledon winner. Luckily for us Federer fans, Djokovic was no match for Federer that day. When Federer made it to the final, I was thrilled! I woke up a little late that day, so I missed when he lost the first set to Murray. I was a little worried, but then I remembered, this is Federer, so I just relaxed a little and let the GOAT (Greatest of all Time) do what he’s best at, which is playing tennis.  After Federer won, I was excited for him. He was finally number 1 (again) and he won his first grand slam title in years (I think it was a little over 2 years since his last one). I felt bad for Murray though and if he had been playing anyone else, I would’ve been rooting for him 100%. I think Murray will one grand slam title soon, maybe even next month’s US Open.

That day, I had a permagrin all day. I was just so, so happy for Federer 🙂 a few weeks later, he broke Sampras’ record for most weeks at number 1. Oh and here’s a picture of someone who was at Wimbledon that day, supporting his fellow countryman Andy Murray.

David Beckham