Monday, July 07, 2008

As expected it turned out to be best match in recent history. But unexpectedly climax script went wrong for die-hard Federer fans like me; He was supposed to win the title though not easily but in not more than 4 sets.

He was little scratchy in first 3 games of first set, in second set for first 6 games he was back in rhythm but in 7th game some ‘noisy audience’ disturbed his concentration and he handed a easy volley into net and also ended up losing that game and next 3 games to lose the set.

It was hard to choose a winner in 3rd set, and in 4th set again his first serve started to trouble him and at the same time rescued him in 4th set tie-break (also Nadal’s double fault at 5-2 helped), and in final set his first serve TOTALLY deserted him, he also looked little tired n jaded after splitting 12 games, and ended up losing.

In my opinion, he played at least 1 gear below his potential, whereas Nadal is in form of his life and played exceptional tennis.

In all, it turned out to be heartbreaking especially after his French open beating; here he was expected to win, and in spite of not being in his best form he still took it to last set and lost from there.

And on the same day, India lost another final, this time to SL, and again same story; from past so many years either Jayasuriya or Murli or Vaas do something special and this time along with Jayasuriya this Mendis fellow destroyed them.

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, turned out to be routine college-romance kind of GOOD movie, with a very very silly ending, though people say there can’t be better end. Huh.

Names in it are really bad or dumb e.g. Rats/Meow/Bombs…..very irritating, and also who calls their parents peachy or pumpkin??

Songs are misplaced, but they are good enough to make you sit through out.


shub said...

The match that stands out the most for me is the Rafter-Ivanisevic five setter finals, years back :) I can't even recall whose side I was on, seeing as I was a huge fan of both :D

Am curious to see where Federer takes his game from here, and it'll be wonderful to see a rivalry between the two for a few years to come, hopefully.

Did you record the match, by any chance?


I thought jaane tu was hilarious in parts...the dialogues were brilliant! The story was cliched though...the ending...had to be like that man, it went great with the light-hearted mood of the film.

Did you watch aamir? Recommended :)

manuscrypts said...

baad day.. federer lost, india lost and raikkonen was only 4th :(

Parth said...

I totally agree that Federer was a notch below his fluid best, but that too can be attributed to Nadal
s trashing of Federer in the French Open finals. I was also rooting for Federer and am hoping that he picks up his game.

As for India, frankly, I am not too bothered. It was a useless tournament. Looking forward to the test series and some magic from tendulkar.

Arunima said...

cricket and Tennis are some sports we used to watch together as a family. It's been a long time now. Read about it in TOI but did not watch.

Alapana said...

You are Tagged:)

Stone said...

@@Shub:: My all-time fav. is Edberg-Becker final in 90.
Oh yes, I remeber that epic Rafter-Ivanisevic match, I was on Ivanisevic's side :-)

Oh, nope I didn't record the final.

Aamir is on my to-watch list. Thanks.

@@Manu:: F1 is one sports I don't care(read know anything) about :-)

@@Parth:: Yeah, now it would be interesting to his approach now on; He was clearly looking badly HURT during presentation ceremony.

@@Arunima:: Yeah, same here, specially Wimbledon in my case. My earliest memories goes back to early eighties watching Wimbledon together.

@@Alapana:: Oh thats an interesting tag. Will do it for sure, thanks.

Arunima said...

by the way, I enjoyed Jaane tu... even if the story line is predictable, i enjoyed it for the little dialogues I suppose. Well, I am not sure why I enjoyed but I did enjoy. :-)scratching head!

Pallavi said...

Sigh Still waiting to watch Jaane..