The US Open 2010: The Ladies Fab Four

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All good things must finally come to an end and so must this year’s US Open.

But before the tennis concludes , there’s just enough time for the artistes to hit the high notes and close the Flushing Meadows symphony on a crescendo.

The final three days will bring fans more mouth-watering, lip-smacking , engrossing wizardry, not to mention coquetry.

A quick dekko at the women’s singles semi-finalists.


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We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Wimbledon 2010: Post-mortem

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Serena Williams of USA and Rafael Nadal of Spain with their winners trophies at the Wimbledon Championships 2010 Winners Ball at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel on July 4, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Cometh the hour, cometh the man! Or woman!

And may it never be said that Serena and Rafael don’t know how to party!

They came to the Wimbledon party and how!

Nadal, as though his year-long hiatus from the sport was a mere blip in the chasm of tennis time!

And Serena, who perhaps believes that it’s  now time to just buckle down to it and claim her space in among the greats! Not that she does not belong there already but who’s to say that she might not have been the greatest?

Quote of the day:
If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner. – Tallulah Bankhead

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Wimbledon Finals: A Preview

LONDON, July 3, 2010 Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates his victory after his semi-final of men's singles against Andy Murray of Britain in the 2010 Wimbledon Championships in London, Britain, July 2, 2010. Nadal won 3-0 to enter the final.

So, it’s final!

The last men and women standing at Wimbledon are Serena & Vera, Tomas & Rafael.

11 days of tennis and the draw has whittled down to these 4 contenders for the throne at the green lawns at SW18.

Could it have gotten any better than this?

Of course, we will miss Federer and his balletic grace on the tennis court. We have grown so used to having his majestic presence adorn Wimbledon that his absence seems like blasphemy. But if it is blasphemy, then what do we make of the stronger, fitter and wiser Nadal whose game, presence and speed makes us forget , at least for a while, that Federer was God?

Quote of the day:
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like? – Jean Cocteau

Kings Of Wimbledon!

Wimbledon is about tradition, guts and glory and strawberries and cream! It’s also about the unpredictable English weather. It’s also about great champions who have weathered all odds to be crowned king after 2 weeks of spilling their guts out on the lawns of Wimbledon.
This show is dedicated to all the men singles champions starting with Bjorn Borg and ending with Federer. A tribute to the grass warriors!

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The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect. – Esther Dyson

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Nadal , The Ferocious!

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There’s nothing more dangerous than a wounded or cornered tiger and Nadal was a wounded tiger who had been licking his wounds ever since he was diagnosed with acute tendinitis in his knees in 2009. After being out for the most part of 2009 and unable to defend his 2008 Wimbledon crown, Nadal decided that it was time to ration out his appearances in the clay court season this time around. A little bit of rest and recuperation for his much abused knees could do no harm!

 


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You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. – Dave Barry

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Indian men at the Grand Slams

With Somdev Devvarman qualifying for the French Open main draw – his second Grand Slam appearance after the 2009 US Open, let’s look at the best Grand Slam appearances by any Indian male player in any men’s professional singles Grand Slam.

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Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do. – Dale Carnegie

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