Sunday, April 19, 2009

Five


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Many of you know the power of the number 5 even if you aren't aware of it. Rafael Nadal has achieved a powerful feat by winning the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters five consecutive times. It wasn't easy. And he was in a decidedly pissy mood throughout the tournament. His passive twin made several appearances. But he prevailed in the end 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 over a re-energized Novak Djokovic to secure his place in history.



Sabine Lisicki has won her first WTA final on her first attempt at the Family Circle Cup. With bullet serves, forehands and backhands; a much-improved second serve; deft dropshots; and a singular focus on victory -- at times it appeared as though she was in a hurry to get somewhere--she hit Caroline Wozniacki off the green clay 6-2, 6-4. The German teen is kind of fierce.



Didn't see the match, but Roberta Vinci, no relation to Leonardo, blitzed Maria Kirilenko 6-0, 6-4 to take the Barcelona Ladies Open title.

7 comments:

Pamela said...

Congratulations to all of them. Rafa also won 5 games in a row, twice during that match - to go along with the theory of 5.

I only saw the last 10 minutes of the Caroline vs Sabine match. She can really whack the ball, but I didn't see much in the way of movement but she had that "I will not lose" look in her eyes. I kept hearing the words "controlled power" from the commentators. She may be one to watch, but personally I like Caroline.

Damián said...

The only thing I can say by now is VAMOS!!! ¡Rafa, a por el quinto Roland Garros consecutivo!

Craig Hickman said...

Pamela, I saw the whole match.

Sabine can move.

oddman said...

Congrats to all winners today! Congrats Rafa! That's amazing, five in a row at Monte Carlo.

Vamos, on to Barcelona (cue Gladiator soundtrack....)!

Graf_sampras said...

can everyone please talk about Roger and Stan? please? it's so romantic......

forget about tennis...let's talk about romance.....

i beg you all....

Graf_sampras said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?

Beth said...

Wow, Craig. I clicked the '5' link and what a wealth of info....can't even begin to comprehend all the connections and it would probably take a week to read all the information but very, very interesting.....though toward the end of the document, the info about Bill Gates was a bit sensational.
Anyway, thanks for sharing. 5 has always been my favorite number, ever since I was a very small child and I have never known why.