Well Sports Fans it’s been a big week at Casa de Canterbury after the old woman Slow and Pretty and Spike got home from their little sneak-a-way and The Red Man hasn’t restored any of the culprits to his good graces.  However, it was week two of The French Open tennis tournament in Paris at Roland Garros stadium and of course he had to let bygones be bygones while we all sat together in the bleacher seats in the den to watch the matches on the telly.

Pause.  Awkward silences.

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Rafa Nadal won the Men’s Finals in four sets

So all eyes were on Rafa and Novak Djokovic in their Big Showdown on the red clay at Roland Garros earlier today.  At least, all eyes at Casa de Canterbury.  The old woman Slow loves Loves LOVES Rafa and she wasn’t about to miss the men’s singles.

First of all, say it with me.  Singles which rhymes with shingles.  Doo dah. Doo dah. Yep, the old woman Slow has got them again, zippity doo dah day.  This time in her right knee.  Geez Louise.  What are the odds of that medical disaster coming back in the knee…

About as long as the odds of one man winning the French Open 9 times.  You heard me.  Nine times.  For the last decade Rafa Nadal has won 9 out of 10 years, but who’s counting…

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Champion Cup presented by Bjorn Borg

Borg is counting

Okay – Borg won the French Open six times when he didn’t have white hair which must have been many moons ago.  Six times are the most anybody ever won this tournament except for Nadal but who’s counting

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Rafa’s family and friends – that’s who

they’ve counted to nine, and they’re happy

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Rafa’s Coach Uncle Tony is counting

$$ kaching, kaching $$ 

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Rafa wants to count…

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but he’s very tired

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Numero Nueve which is Spanish for Number Nine!

Even Pretty was happy for Nadal when he won today, although she was rooting for Novak to win his first French Open.  Pretty loves Roger Federer so she loses interest in the tournaments when he loses a match and after that she usually pulls for the underdogs. Tsk. Tsk.  Roger holds the most Grand Slam titles for the men ever at 17 but today Rafa hit number 14.  Hey, who’s counting?

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Novak Djokovic and his coach Boris Becker, that’s who

Get me outta here Percy.  All these numbers make me dizzy, and I have to wrap up the weekend and get ready for Monday…

Paw Snaps and Twirls to Rafa for his win and to all the other players who gave 100% during the past two weeks in Paris…see you in a couple of weeks on the grass courts at Wimbledon.

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Thank you very much!