It’s sadly dark. Doha is the scene of some of the best Women’s tennis matches we’ll ever see. Unfortunately, due to religion, politics and general idiocy the constant balancing act, as one ‘advice blog’ puts it, is incredibly archaic.
The travel blog in question, you can find it here, made me do a double take. A section entitled ‘Making friends in Qatar’ wasn’t the harbinger of truth. That’s my fault. Naivety is awful. Read the rest of this entry »
The idea is that it isn’t supposed to look easy. It being winning a grand slam, a task that demands an absurd amount of dedication. Novak Djokovic isn’t Roger Federer. We’re lucky for that.
Andy Murray had righted a wrong. After beating Federer in the semifinals–his first victory against the Swiss Maestro in Grand Slam competition– Murray couldn’t be overlooked. This was a 50/50 final. I boldly (code:drunkenly) claimed the Muzzah would win in four sets. Twitter is the devil.
Tennis players are incredibly open after a match, at least more so than their contemporaries in the ‘other’ sports. Canned cliches from professional athletes are where articles go to die. “At this level, it can come down to just a few points here or there. My biggest chance was at the beginning of the second set; didn’t quite get that. When Novak had his chance in the third, he got his.” Well said, Andy. Read the rest of this entry »