15 November 2012

Strange and Ironic Again

As I mentioned in my previous post “The Strange and Irony of 2012 Season” in tennis, here’s another strange yet very interesting happening as each of the top four players become grand slam winners. It means that each player only have one grand slam title under them in this season. No one was able to dominate each other to take home more than one silverware. What is more strange and interesting to know is the fact that each of them (the top four players) never played quite well after winning their particular Grand Slam.
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Take a look at this, Djokovic was superb at the Australian Open and seems so flawless whoever was at the opposite side of the net but wasn’t able to duplicate such performance in the French Open. Being the king of clay, Nadal proved it once again that clay is his turf and he eventually made records in the history books when he captured his seventh French Open title. And the same thing with Nole, Nadal showed a very lackluster showing at the grass court of Wimbledon as he was heading for an early exit and only reached round two. Then it eventually made him miss out the games for the rest of the season.

It leaves to the hands of Federer and Murray to slug it out but the former showed a youthful performance in his favorite court and snatched the Wimbledon from Murray after losing the first set. More to it that the maestro is almost 31 years old but he only managed to reach the quarterfinals at the US Open. That was eventually won by Murray en route to his first ever Grand Slam title and many believe, at that time, that he has played great tennis going to the indoor hardcourt season. But eventually lost to the maestro in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals then predicted that Federer will lose in the finals as well. Since 2003, there haven’t had four different Grand Slam champions.

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