History repeats itself! (It was a Nostalgic conclusion to the Australian Open!)
Change is the only constant. We get used to the amalgamated version of a particular scenario and wish for those old days to come back; so we can revisit them and cherish them a little more, this time around!
Staying put in reality but really hopeful for the days gone by. We did receive such a pleasure this weekend. Not once but twice – so we are double lucky! Williams siblings and Federer- Nadal.
It was such a delight for Tennis fans all around the world to be able to see these players playing one another. Saturday was Women’s Singles finals and Sunday, it was Federer vs Nadal.
How difficult must it be for Williams sisters parents to watch both their daughters playing the same sport, sharing the same goal but competing for the same title. It has to be heart-breaking! (It was a Nostalgic conclusion to the Australian Open!)
I guess that’s why their father bails out. Their mother still manages to fathom the courage to be present at the game and provide moral support to both. Tight lipped, fingers crossed and eyes fixed on the court! Personal connect but professional approach!
The match between the two was a family affair. Younger sibling grabs the Title in straight sets while the elder one looks on. Mixed feelings – Venus is sad that she lost but happy that Serena won and vice versa.
Federer – Nadal clash!
In a time, not long back, Federer and Nadal faced each other at almost every pedestal possible. Predictions were flipped at every game. The odds were dependent on the type of court they are playing on. If Clay court – odds are Rafael Nadal and Grass court – Roger Federer. But coming to Australian Open, turf is synthetic! So we are back to square one. Now the winning factor is purely Tennis. May the best player – having a good day, win!
The game was intense. Federer high on his experience skills and Nadal playing with strength and covering the court. Both of them were playing after a considerable amount of time for respective reasons, that kept it interesting! (It was a Nostalgic conclusion to the Australian Open!)
Each deuce, each point and every serve-break mattered. Federer began real good by winning the first set by 6-4, lost the second by 3-6, gaining momentum by 6-1, then Nadal responds leaving the fourth set 3-6 and finally Federer pulls it off by 6-3.
It might not time – specific but it is definitely possible. If you didn’t believe it before, now you really can – ‘history does repeat itself’.