Epic. Historical. Showdown for their legacies. The Big Match of the Australian Open in Melbourne took place today at 3:30 a.m. ET which is really tomorrow for the Aussies. Who says time can’t travel.
And talk about a House Divided at Casa de Canterbury. The old woman Slow adores Nadal partly because she believes he is the greatest tennis player of his generation and partly because she thinks he looks like Elvis Presley who was her favorite singer of all generations and Pretty just loves Federer because he is RF and she always has so why should she jump ship now that he’s getting old.
Nadal at a press conference with his Elvis Presley Sneer
. The first set of the Semi-Final Match was a heart-stopper.
Roger played great tennis and on this day could’ve whipped almost anybody…
…except Rafa who saw the little yellow ball as big as a watermelon
Rafa played with Passion and Patience and Persistence
And at the end of three straight sets, Roger went down
(7-6, 6-3, 6-3 were the scores in case anyone wants to know)
Rafa moves on to the Final on Sunday or Monday depending on where you live
Nadal will play Stan Wawrinka in the Australian Open Final. Stay tuned for our coverage.
Roger will re-group with his new racquet and his new coach Stefan Edberg
Meanwhile back at the ranch as we say in Texas which is strange because we don’t even have a ranch in Texas or anywhere else and nobody is even in Texas right now anyway so what’s the point of bringing it up here. As a matter of fact, Texas is a sore spot for me right now since the old woman Slow went AWOL last week to Worsham Street and didn’t even take moi, if you can imagine that. The nerve of her.
Tennis Ball Obsessed Chelsea remained neutral throughout the match
and Spike took the opportunity for a little nap
As for The Red Man, he sends Paw Snaps and Twirls to two of his personal all-time favorites, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, for the fun they give their Sports Fans at Casa de Canterbury and around the world. They are both awesome in The Red Man’s opinion which is never humble.
Now get me outta here Percy, I hear the sound of kibbles in my bowl. I need to keep up my strength for the Women’s Final tomorrow morning.
Hope all my Amigos have a Great Weekend whatever day and time it is for you!
P.S. Happy Australia Day to our Amigos Down Under – we are celebrating with you over here in our Eastern Time Zone!
I like both, but I admit I’m team RF. And I forgot to answer one of your last comments – I love Charlie Strong, I think Texas made an excellent choice. Gonna have to get a Texas Strong tee shirt now.
You and Pretty…
So glad you like the Charlie Strong hire! We had him at South Carolina as defensive coordinator, and I really liked him a lot – think it’s a super choice for the Horns and I say Texas Strong – Hook ’em!!!
P.S. I was wearing my Texas Longhorn baseball cap on the flight from Houston to Columbia this week, and as I was de-planing, the pilot stopped me and said, “Excuse me ma’am, but wouldn’t you rather have a maroon cap?” Turns out he was an Aggie and didn’t look old enough to be flying airplanes, either…funny.
Mommy laughed–kind of–when she read about Roger being old. If Roger is getting older, what does that make Mommy? If time can travel, can it travel backwards? Oh, way too much to think about this early on a Saturday morning . . . or a Sunday for the Aussies!
Hahahaha, Miss Harper Lee. Leave it to your Mommy to pose the time travel question of the day. Oh, if only we could travel backwards! Please tell her the old woman Slow picked the mid-fifties for her backward travels – and she wasn’t talking 1950s either! 🙂
YAY – Happy Australia Day to us! 😀
I heard a rumour that the Brangelina’s may make an appearance at the tennis soon 😉
Hi Dianne and Happy Australia Day to you and your family, too!! I have to say the thing I most enjoyed about the final in Melbourne this morning as Pretty got me up at 3:30 this a.m. to watch was the Australia Day fireworks!! Poor Nadal. No Brangelina’s spied by us…btw, Pretty promptly went back to sleep after waking me up!! 🙂
All we like about tennis is ripping the fur off tennis balls. That said, we are glad you’re all back together enjoying the matches.
Love and Sloppy Poppy Kisses all around!
Paw Snaps and Twirls back at you this a.m. Miss Poppy and Cassie P!! Hopefully, we can return to normal at Casa de Canterbury this week now that our sleep won’t be interrupted by the clicking and flashing of cameras at such god-awful hours of the morning…the Ansel Adams of TV photography is like the Energizer Bunny – unfortunately for the casa.