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01 February 2009 @ 06:02 pm
Tennis squee  
Feds and Rafa, anyone?

Bring it!
Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: excitedexcited
svgurl: clark smilesvgurl on February 1st, 2009 08:09 am (UTC)
It's going to be an exciting one! Those two always make it good. :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bellydancebop_radar on February 1st, 2009 08:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, I can't wait! \o/
a reason to fight: BSG - Lee/Kara - Kissareasontofight on February 1st, 2009 08:29 am (UTC)

I just hope he's recovered from the epic that was his semi.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on February 1st, 2009 08:36 am (UTC)
He's such a sweetheart. I kind of want him to win too, just because that semi was so amaaaaaaaazing. I love Roger, but if he walks it in tonight, I'll be sad.
a reason to fight: Smallville - Lois/Clark - Destiny Callinareasontofight on February 1st, 2009 08:38 am (UTC)
I'm not a Federer fan at all, and so while I'm looking for a good final above all, I really want Rafa to beat him again. :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Blair yelloqbop_radar on February 1st, 2009 08:44 am (UTC)
Hee! Ok! ;) I'm lucky, I'll be happy either way, but I want a good match.
Cosettecosetteferaud on February 1st, 2009 08:44 am (UTC)
Come on Rafa!!! :D It is going to be exciting for sure!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on February 1st, 2009 08:47 am (UTC)
He's very good! It should be a good one!
Zoi: quote3gomez on February 1st, 2009 08:44 am (UTC)
Yay for tennis love!! (says someone who's got Wimbledon '08 written on a DVD lol)

Hoping for another great final.Although I'm concerned that Nadal will be dead-tired after that marathon of a semifinal...
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on February 1st, 2009 08:46 am (UTC)
The semi was amaaaaaaaaazing! So glad Rafa made it though--it was like he won the final right there.

But yes, I worry he will be tired.
Zoi: quote3gomez on February 1st, 2009 08:54 am (UTC)
The semi was amazing indeed.Probably the best match of the tournament.

Also,it sucks that the two semis were on different days...Not really fair.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on February 1st, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's always a problem. But at least the semi was at night not in the worst heat of the day.
redteekal: CK Odyssey by meredteekal on February 1st, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
Totally forgot the Open was on. Another Feds/Nadal final eh? Isn't it like 43 degrees in Melbourne right now?? I hope it's a good match and that both play well despite that godawful heat. I for one would like the heat wave to stop now thank you very much. That sticky sweaty feeling has now lost all its novelty.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on February 1st, 2009 09:32 am (UTC)
The temperature has finally dropped, but they both played on 43 degree days earlier this week. Poor Rafa! He sweats so much at the best of times.
Charlotte; Possy Magnet.: (TV) Jim is cracking upelsmoka on February 1st, 2009 10:39 am (UTC)
I love them both A LOT! I think Rafa and Federer both play terrific tennis.

BUT. I remember times when there were actually different people in different finales. Like the sand-specialists like Rios and the spaniards. And then the grass-guys or the hard-courters. When it was all a little more mixed up! :)

But whatevs, I sound like my grandma. :)

They play a great match!!! And i really should take the dog out because it's his usual time BUT TENNIS IS ON! Pets, they just don't get it... :)

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on February 1st, 2009 10:41 am (UTC)
Hee! I'm a bit of a fan of the running rivalry thing... also I love it when players try for a Grand Slam. I loved the Sampras/Agassi stuff, I love this too... though I do like how Wimbledon throws everyone off. (I get a bit bored by the clay courts though--such slow bouncing!)
Charlotte; Possy Magnet.: (misc) Pariselsmoka on February 1st, 2009 11:20 am (UTC)
Yes, I love how they handle the rivalry. They are cool dudes. :)

Sampras/Agassi was EPIC! I was a HUGE Sampras-fan. :D
And they had matches. WOW. I always loved Wimbledon because Pete did well there. :D

I love Nadal because before him, no one could stop Federer and it's much more suspenseful now. :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bop_radar TWbop_radar on February 1st, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
I was a huge Sampras fan too! I was at his quarter final against Jim Courier when he broke down in tears about his coach's death and Jim asked if he wanted to come back the next day. Most memorable live sporting event ever!

And it was great to have Agassi around to test Sampras--such EPICS.

I definitely appreciate Nadal's presence. Federer is stunning to watch, but there is little suspense with anyone else.

Speaking of which.... WHEEEEE break!
Charlotte; Possy Magnet.: (Misc) Swing Wheeeeeeee!elsmoka on February 1st, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC)
YES! I only read about it. It was sucha dramatic match!!

I saw one Sampras/Agassi epic during the World Cup in Hannover, Germany. It was in the late nineties and I skipped school to go there. It was SO COOL. I also used to vacation to Paris to watch Pete at the French Open but he never lasted long! But it was always an awesome trip! :D

Man, those were the tennis days! We even had half-decent german players.

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on February 1st, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
Aww, yeah, Pete always bummed out in the French! ;) It's cool you got to one Sampras/Agassi though. I saw a semi between them down here once.

I'm going to be so tired at work tomorrow! OH WELL!
Charlotte; Possy Magnet.: (TV) Jack is Captain Beefcakeelsmoka on February 1st, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
Heh, those are the sacrifices you have to bring. It's 2 pm here right now, so I am good. But tonight is the superbowl which I plan on watching with some friends and that will be around 1 am my time.

I have to be in school to intern at 8 am. :)
That will be a tough day!! :D
Charlotte; Possy Magnet.: (misc) Pariselsmoka on February 1st, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
Looks like maybe you can go to bed soon...?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya lanternbop_radar on February 1st, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
Yup, I watched the final games from bed, and got all sad when Roger cried. But I did like that he got snuggles from Rafa! Rafa is a sweetheart.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark basketballbop_radar on February 1st, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
Eee! Eee! Can he do it? I think he might!
Charlotte; Possy Magnet.: (TV) Alone Time with Seelyelsmoka on February 1st, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
I was out with the dog and the come back to Federer serving at 2-2 in the third. MAN, what a game that was. WHAT a match!!! :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on February 1st, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)
Ok maybe not... :(
Beck: Tennis - Rafa & Rogerbeck_liz on February 1st, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
Friend of mine and I are in chat watching it, even though it's before dawn over here. I think I may have to get coffee soon, despite how exciting the match is.

I love both players, but I'm leaning just a smidge in Rafa's direction, I have to admit.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on February 1st, 2009 10:58 am (UTC)
I'm leaning that way too now! He's come out really well after that semi, and I kind of feel like he deserves it after the semi.
Zoi: quote3gomez on February 1st, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
Wow.I think I may have had a heart attack at some point in the game.

Very exciting match...It seems Nadal wasn't that tired after all. lol

Congrats to both!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on February 1st, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Hee. Yeah, not that tired after all! He did really well. I got all sad for Roger though. He loves the Aus Open so much. :(
Zoi: quote3gomez on February 2nd, 2009 09:57 am (UTC)
I know,it was really sad.And everyone expected him to beat that Sampras record,there was much pressure on him I think...When he started crying during the ceremony,he broke my heart. :(
And then Nadal went all *hugs* on him.
Ah,these guys are really great.
katiebugs18: Besskatiebugs18 on February 2nd, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
I am in absolute awe that Rafa won. I was rooting for him (I always root for him) but I honestly didn't think he'd be able to recover enough to beat Fed...especially considering they went a full 5 sets! I'm just in awe. A great match all around.