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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thrilling Thursday for Tsonga


Dreams


Jo-Wilfried Tsonga played brilliantly against Rafael Nadal, stunning the Spaniard and the crowd ... winning in this 1st men's Quarter Final match in straight sets. He awaits the winner of the 2nd men's Quarter Final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to be played tonight and since it's Friday in Australia perhaps tomorrow's headline will be a Fantastic Friday for Federer or if Djokovic prevails ... Federer's Finesse Fails. No matter what the outcome, it promises to be an excellent match.

Today at Small Reflections I posted Roger Federer's Gland Slam record for my T-13 this week. He's had the longest winning streak in tennis history and holds 12 Grand Slam Championship Titles ... 3 in Australia, 5 at Wimbledon, and 4 in New York at the U. S. Open. He's played in a total of 14 Grand Slam Championship matches, losing the French Open to Nadal twice on the clay court surface. By the end of this season, it's quite possible he'll equal or even surpass the record of Pete Sampras with 14 Grand Slam Men's Singles Titles.

Yes ... I am a bit obsessed when it comes to tennis, but the Australian Open will be over this weekend. Maria Sharapova will play Ana Ivanovic (as I predicted) in the Women's Championship Match on Friday night and the Men's Championship is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.


Thought for Today

We each have a dream inside ourselves,
A gift to us at birth,
To guide us and protect us
On our journey on this earth.

We all have something special,
Each one of us unique
You have to find the courage
To find the peace you seek.

So dream your dream and live your dream
Don't be afraid to try.
Just take your soul by the hand
And let your spirit fly.

by Maureen Weider

5 comments:

Karen said...

It's amazing how the joy you're feeling watching tennis is being transmitted through the ether. I read your entries and feel joyful myself (not knowing a thing about tennis).

I really like the thought for the day, too--it's a concept I've been struggling with for a while, but slowly I'm starting to get it. I'm not here to be like my neighbor down the street--going that route would be a waste of this existence. There's nothing wrong with my dreams--I just need to gather the courage to live them.

Sandy C. said...

I have to admit, if I try and watch tennis I fall asleep instantly. But man do you make it sound ever so exciting! Seems as if you're really enjoying the action this season :)

I love your thought for the day..beautiful.

lucy said...

fabulous thought of the day!!!

lucy said...

karen--i love what you said, "There's nothing wrong with my dreams--I just need to gather the courage to live them." here's to courage for us all!!!

storyteller said...

Karen – Thanks for the feedback regarding my tennis reports. Each time I leave such a post, I wonder if anyone out there cares … but tennis is on my mind and it’s hard to write about much of anything else right now. At least the Grand Slams only happen for two-week periods of time, four times a year, so I’ll be back to normal soon (for a while at least). As for our dreams … you’re so right. I keep reading inspirational things like this to keep ME moving toward my dreams. It’s fun to share and touch a nerve that resonates.

Sandy – I know what you mean because I fall asleep when I try to watch any other kind of sport … but somehow I live every point in tennis. The pace is quick and things can turn around fast. Often it’s just a point or two that separates winner and loser because of the way the game is scored in games and sets.

Lucy – I try to leave something in my tennis mania posts to capture the imagination of those who don’t follow the game. I love the “cross-talk” that happens in comments … it’s like introducing friends to one another and seeing relationships blossom.

Thanks to you all for bearing with me and sharing your thoughts. There are just two matches left in the Australian Open … one tonight and the other Sunday.
Hugs and blessings,