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Friday, January 18, 2008

Haiku Friday - Volume 6

Tennis on my mind.
Watching matches on TV
with the DVR.

Federer displayed
mastery by taking both
matches in straight sets.

Djokovic, Nadal,
Baghdatis, Nalbandian,
Blake and Hewitt too

still alive to play.
Spadea at thirty-three
captured the 5th set.

Williams sisters both
playing well right from the start.
Doubles matches too!

Young Australian gal
took Mauresmo out in three
sets. Who would have guessed?

Davenport returned
looking good but out because
Sharapova won.

Nieminen and Fish
battled on the tennis courts
until Fish got mad

after a strange call
losing concentration he
gave away the match.

Played last night, they're done
but exciting all the same,
knowing not who won.

Roddick and his foe
Kohlschrieber surprised us all
winning the first set.

Andy's way too far
back to play aggressively.
YEA! He's broken back!

Set apiece, it's now
best of three to move ahead.
I shall stop and watch!

* * * * * * *

5:25 PM addendum

Most exciting match
perfect in so many ways,
each played at the top

of his game throughout
numbers were spectacular
winners all around!

Yet, I'm feeling sad.
Andy Roddick "blinked" and so
Kohlschrieber moves on.

Haiku Friday Volume 5 is at Small Reflections.

For a Mr. Linky to other Haiku Fridays
go to A Mommy Story.

To see my previous Haikus,
click on the Haiku Friday label below this post.


Annie Z said...

Oh man! The Australia Open! My annual January passion. I stayed up until the early hours of the morning watching the Roddick match live, until I fell asleep at around 1.30am. Fortunately there was a replay of the last set this morning. Very very thrilling!

Yea, for the young rising Aussie star! Knew she could do it!
Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!


Mike Golch said...

Tennis any one???

storyteller said...

You and me both Annie!!!
Watching Blake win that 5 setter against Grosjean was something else! Looks like he's finally overcome HIS demons in such matches. He's defeated opponents he's consistently lost to in the past for the 1st time in this tournament ... keeping his head and playing more intelligently with confidence even when the going gets rough. Go James!!!

I'm watching the Cilic-Gonzalez match currently ... just starting the 4th set with Cilic leading 2-1 so if Gonzalez is going to win it will have to be in 5.

Watching the up and coming women knock out the “seeds” makes for interesting match-ups ahead ... perhaps opening the door for the Williams sisters to have an easier time in their singles matches, so maybe they won't withdraw from doubles as they've done in previous tournaments.

I know these matches have already been decided, but like yesterday ... as long as I don't watch the news (and no one here gives anything away), it's all exciting for me as I watch what I recorded as I slept last night.

Mike -- I'm more addicted to tennis than to blogging!!! Don't expect me to be meandering through the blogosphere much for the next 10 days or so, but I'll catch up as best I can down the line. I’m letting McAfee run a scan of my computer as I watch tennis because it keeps telling me it’s been more than a month since my last scan. I figure today’s as good a day to let it slow things down since I’m focused on tennis anyway.

Hugs and blessings to you both!

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

I am catching up
after the weekend's sickness.
Great tennis poems!


storyteller said...


How delightful to
find your Haiku comment here.
I am glad you're well.

Hugs and blessings,

Karen said...

Tennis and haiku--match!

storyteller said...

Karen - Yup ... two passions combined :-)
Hugs and blessings,