July 6, 2008
I’m watching the Federer versus Nadal match on TV and I’m in awe of the incredible battle of wills unfolding before me. Such mental focus, such training, such strength of character, such physical prowess. The crowd grapples with torn loyalties. It’s one of the things I love about tennis. There are no villains. The players become known to us. We watch them grow, develop and over time, triumph. It’s easy to get swept up in the emotion of team sports but with tennis it all comes down to the individual. And the individuals concerned today are nothing short of mesmerizing.