Tuesday, 15 September 2009

US Open Mens Final 2009

Switzerland isn't known for much apart from Cuckoo Clocks, yodelling and chocolate. You would be hard pushed to make a list of famous Swiss people without resorting to using the fictional characters William Tell and Heidi.
What Switzerland has got going for it is Roger Federer who is arguably the greatest tennis player ever to throw his balls up in the air.
Usually when one player dominates in any sport, it gets a bit tedious but there seems to be something about Roger that people like. When Sampras was dominating, everyone seemed to be willing him to lose but it is difficult to find anyone with a bad word to say about Federer. He isn't particularly charismatic like an Agassi or funny like Nastase but nobody seems to mind that he wins with robotic regularity.
Here in the UK we have the World number 2 Andy Murray and even we don't like him and he is not in danger of wining anything anytime soon but here is Federer in yet another final, this time battling against the Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro, who is tipped to challenge the Fed for supremacy in the future but is looking out on his feet on the television behind me as Federer marches towards yet another title.
I don't know why everyone seems to take him to their heart but one tennis player whose popularity has taken a huge slump is Serena Williams.
Her and her sister have always had a bit of a feisty side to their nature but after the younger Williams sisters outrageous outburst at the line judge yesterday, she is going to be handed a well deserved slapping down.
Ungracious, nasty and uncalled for, she can expect to see that clip replayed for the rest of her career which hopefully will be much shorter now.

7 comments:

effay said...

Working those keywords, huh?

Lucy said...

i thought i would give it a go for a few posts and see what happens but it takes all the fun out of it so it won't last long.
Todays is the 'kanye west taylor swift incident'.

Cody Bones said...

I prefer the exclusivity of the old, keywordless "Falling on a Bruise"

Lucy said...

I do also Cody. I sat here for around 30 mins yesterday trying to squeeze out a post about Kanye West and just got fed up and threw in the towel. Experiment over.

Anonymous said...

lucy,

you racist! hater!!!

how dare you say a negative word about a person of color...

yes, you would use a phrase like "slapping down" because that is what you would do to your slaves...

you say "ungracious, nasty" - hmmmph - typical anglo racist - to use jimmy carter's logic, i can't prove it, but i know that you are a racist because you describe Serena using the same words you would use to describe an ape...

you want her career to be shorter - i suppose you would just hang her if this was 1950 in mississippi huh?

RACIST!!!!

q

Anonymous said...

lucy,

... previous was tongue and cheek...

i in know way believe you are a racist, but that is the kind of shit we hear in the USA daily and i mean daily...

q

Lucy said...

I haven't been following the story that close but from what i have seen it all seemed to come from that guy shouting liar at Obama.
For the life of me i can't equate that with racism unless there is more to it than i have heard.