Since the last week some bug has bitten me and I have become so obsessed with tennis that I can’t seem to get enough of it even after I have followed all the matches of Indian Wells and am following the Miami Open. I have lapped up all the info that the internet has to throw at me, be it the player profiles, rankings, their career paths, habits, management deals they have made, gossips, scandals, humour, and lastly but most importantly all the magical momemts that have been fortunately shared on the youtube( those serves, volleys, smashes, crosscourt angles ). I am just going crazy reading about what Federer thinks is going on with Rafa and himself, what others think about it, how Verdasco has become the black widower sort of, why Tisparevic became almost deluded from tennis due to reading too much philosophy, marat safin and his explosive ways, his sister Dinara’s nervous exits, Serena’s smugness, Ivanovic and her hotness, Djokovic with his funny impersonations and controversies and match retirements, the Frenchie trio, the hawtt Spanish league, return of the Taylor Dent, Roddick as the coming back kid……and on and on and on.
And this is just the most recent of the contemporary tennis. I have also looked into the archives and studied them deeply :P. Heck!!! I have even read some fan fiction written about the players. That’s why I said, I have gone bonkers – totally tennis crazy this week. Perhaps it is because I want to play it so badly but just cannot do it right now so in a way I am trying to satisfy that appettite by watching and reading about it.
Damn! I miss that sound when a ball is hit by the racquet. I miss those one or two good shots that I was able to make in the days that I played. Aah! That was so fun!
Love love love Tennis.
At this point of time, the scene in Men’s tour is glowing hot. There are about 10-12 contenders who make the tournaments right from the quarterfinals very very interesting. Even if not a nail biter, almost every match is watchable. Sad that I cannot watch it and thank god for that else I would lose my mind totally.
Off course there is the forever interesting debate of Rafa-Roger going on and it enhances the x- factor of the game, its appeal. To add in, occasional upsets by players like Djokovic and Murray add to the thrill. It is all just delicious.
I have been in the Vamos Rafa! group for long time now. But admiration for Federer is something which has to be there whichever camp you belong to. The sheer beauty of his game and the ease and the fluidity with which he plays compels one to do so. I think that Federer has had his share of demotivations for long now and he is now refreshed and enthused. He was caught in a rut before, everytime losing an important match to Nadal. That psychologically becomes very disturbing. Now, that he has faced defeat from others also (like Murray in Indian Wells), he is out of that rut. He has now broken the circle. Now he knows that it was just a bad phase and is recharged and I am afraid that means trouble for Rafa which kinda makes me unhapp but makes for a super spectacular match sometime very soon.
I am very very excited!