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Friday, April 4, 2008

Haiku Friday #27 - Men's Tennis Update

Sony Ericsson's Miami Tennis Tournament

After eleven

losses to his nemesis
Andy Roddick won!

Memorable ... this
match was close and kept me on
the edge of my seat!

Roddick took the first
in a tie-break ... 7-6
serving at his best!

Federer then raised
his game as he always does
breaking Andy once.


Third set could have gone
either way ... I held my breath
watching Roddick fight

for each point until
finally he 'broke' Roger
in the final set.

One game left to play.
Could he 'hold' and take the match
or would 'nerves' kick in

and wreak havoc with
Andy as so often in
past games ... not THIS time!

Finally it seems
Roger's 'human' after all.
Roddick next will play

Davydenko who
won against Tipsarevic
yesterday as well.

(Photos found at Yahoo Sports)

Nadal's match is with
Berdych who beat Andreev
I'll be watching both!

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For a Mr. Linky to other Haiku Fridays
go to A Mommy Story or
Playgroups are no Place for Children.

To see more previous Haikus,
click on the Haiku Friday label below this post
or in the sidebar under About Me.

Thought for Today
"Never give up on your dream ... perseverance is all important. If you don't have the desire and the belief in yourself to keep trying after you've been told you should quit, you'll never make it." Tawni O'Dell

11 comments:

secret agent mama said...

Very cool!! What good lookers, too!

susiej said...

I love your kus! Especially the one in my comments!

Akelamalu said...

This is great. I can't see the picture though :(

Sandy C. said...

Goodness, they are gorgeous! I mean....great haiku :) I hope the other matches will be as exciting!

storyteller said...

SecretAgentMama – Thanks … Yes, they are good looking and in terrific shape too ;--)

SusieJ – I’m glad because I love writing in this form … and a couple of posts on Friday’s just isn’t enough to get it out of my system.

Akelamalu – Hmmm … I wonder what the problem is with the pictures?

Sandy – Heheh! I know whatcha mean … they ARE gorgeous! I’m about to watch one of the men’s semi-finals soon. I’m letting the DVR record the beginning so I can fast-forward through the commercial breaks ;--)

I hope you’re all having a fantastic Friday!
Hugs and blessings,

MamaGeek said...

I love Andy! And your ku. A twopher - thank you!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

He finally won! Although that announcement that he's engaged to a 20 year old made me question his judgement a bit. Don't like Federer. Can't like him. COCKY!

yertle said...

What an exciting match. My Dad was loving it too. It is so cool how you can do tennis play by play in haiku!

Mary said...

So glad you are enjoying your tennis. I don't follow it but enjoy reading your posts.

We have a beautiful sunny day here and it's warm. Spring may finally be here.

Thanks for commenting on my autism spectrum post. I always enjoy visiting with you.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Mary

Karen said...

Excellent kus!

storyteller said...

I don’t know how I missed these comments, but I’m ‘cleaning up’ today and responding later than usual. Actually, methinks I might have responded already in email to those of you whose email addresses actually showed up. Ya know how I hate that ‘Blogger @ No Reply’ address that ‘looks’ like a link but the replies ‘bounce’ immediately. Sigh!

MamaGeek – I’m happy you enjoyed both my ‘ku and reading about Andy’s win over Federer.

AnglophileFootballFanatic – YES!!! It was hard to watch him lose the next night to Davydenko … but watching Davydenko do the same thing to Nadal in the ‘finals’ put things in perspective. This was clearly the Russian’s year!

Yertle – I can only do the ‘play by play’ if I post right after the match because the details fade quickly … so when there are many matches in a single day I’m more ‘general’ about things, but when it gets to the end of the tournament I can be more specific because there are fewer matches to write about. I’m glad you enjoy these posts.

Mary – I’m so happy the weather is warming up and that you’re seeing signs of Spring … finally. I’m also glad to ‘connect’ you with Raven and others who are blogging about Autism to raise awareness.

Karen – Thanks. My ‘kus’ follow the ‘pattern’ … but the ‘topic’ is a bit ‘offbeat’ for traditional Haiku ;--)

I appreciate all your comments and am glad I was finally able to respond here. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that you have a delightful day today!
Hugs and blessings,

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