The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Anyway, the next night I only stayed awake for the opening games--Ferrer was giving Murray as good as he got. They stayed pretty much even which really meant that Ferrer was playing great and Murray was having a bit of an off match. Murray really has superior skills, but Ferrer was much, much more focused. This morning, I went to watch the tape and it was all there--success.
Tonight is the women's final. Oh, the match between Li Na and Wozniaci was so amazing. Li Na was down a set and down in the second 4-1. And let me tell you Caroline is a fighter in the extreme--she doesn't GIVE anyone anything. There are some players who beat themselves (Sharapova), but not Wozniaci. Li Na had to take that match away from her and she did it in spectacular form. So now we get Li Na (first Chinese Women to reach the finals in any grand slam event) against Kim Clijsters. Li Na has a great game, but I still like Kim to win it all. And Justine Henin retired again. The commentators were all nice to her and about her, but all I could think of, was she didn't place well enough, so she didn't want to play anymore. They said something about an injury, but I'm prejudiced because I have just never liked her.
So in the middle of the night tonight, Li Na will take on Kim Clijsters. I want to stay up all night and watch it so I will be good and tired tomorrow and take a nap, so that I can stay up all night on Saturday to watch Djokovic v. Murray. After the Djokovic/Federer match, I'm pretty sure that I will be strongly rooting for Djokovic, but the commentators are all pretty excited about how good Murray is when he is totally engaged. I haven't seen it, but hopefully Djokovic will bring out his best.
All in all, I'm disappointed that Nadal is out and that he is injured--that is ugly. There is a tournament in Indian Wells in March and I'm guessing he will not attend. I just hope that he is 100% for the French--he owns that one.
The Good (Djokovic--Wow, just Wow), the Bad (I better figure out the taping just in case I fall asleep) and the Ugly--I will have to stay up until 2 or 3:30 or even 4 in the morning--I'm no spring chicken--this will get ugly--I see toothpicks holding my eyes open in my future.