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2018 Australian Open

I started watching tennis back in 2012 and every year I try to watch the four major tournaments, which are Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S.Open. 

One of my all time favorite tennis players is Roger Federer. He has such an amazing style of play. Off the court he is know for being very classy and spends time and money helping out different charities. 

Roger Federer, winner of the 2018 Australian Open, was my top pick for the men’s side. My other choices were Juan Martin del Potro and Grigor Dimitrov. As usual, many people doubted he could win,but he has been dealing with this for many years now. Even when people lose faith in him, he’s always my number one pick in any tournament he enters. 

This is Federer’s 6th Australian Open title and 20th major title overall. He had to beat Marin Cilic, from Croatia, in order to get this title.  This isn’t the first time these two met. They also met in the 2017 Wimbledon final, which Federer also won. Cilic played well, but was no match for Federer. 

I didn’t watch the final live because it was on at midnight, but I watched the next morning and Federer was just unbelievable. Crazy to think that while Federer is 36 years old and still winning championships, many other tennis players retired at a much younger age than him. He shows that you can still be good at what you do, no matter what your age is. 
(Picture taken from Roger Federer’s Instagram page)

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Wimbledon 2015

Congratulations to Serena Williams for winning Wimbledon and to Roger Federer for making it to the final! While I am always happy to see an American win a major, whether it’s singles or doubles, I was disappointed that Novak Djokovic won rather than Roger Federer. I guess it was expected, but I have always been a Federer fan and always root for him no matter what. Anyways, I guess I should be glad that he was able to beat Andy Murray in the semifinals. However, one match that I found really excitng was the match between Stanislaus Wawrinka and Richard Gasquet. It was shocking to see Rafael Nadal lose so early, in the first week! Also, sucks that the Bryan brothers didn’t win the doubles titles, they are my favorite doubles team.

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Early Exit For Federer

What a crazy week in Wimbledon. Defending champion Roger Federer lost in the second round, Rafael Nadal lost in the first round. Both Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka lost in the second round. Let’s not forget all the players that have withdrawn or retired.

On the other hand, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Serena Williams have all been playing really well and are expected to make it to the final. I really wanted Roger Federer to win, but of course the won’t happen. Besides Federer, not a single American man made it to the second week of Wimbledon. I will be rooting for David Ferrer, a Spaniard who may not have won any majors yet, but is an incredibly talented player. Another player I love is Juan Martin del Potro, the Argentian. I’m lucky enough to have seen him play twice in person. The first time at the Farmer’s Classic at UCLA in 2011, then I saw him play at Indian Wells earlier this year. However, if I have to choose between Djovkovic and Murray, I would def prefer to see Murray. After all, how could would it be to see Wimbledon won by a Brit? It’s been over 50 years since that’s happened.

Whatever happens, expect a lot of surprises next week, esp on Monday, when the round of 16 will be played. I can’t wait to watch. I have to wake up early, but it’s so worth it to watch my favorite tennis tournament of the season 🙂

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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