Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday 29th January 2012…..Rain!!!!!!!! What is happening!!!!

Well my busy day started off with tennis at 10am our usual mixed doubles and a bizarre incident happened this morning….I was in my usual position right at the net and I went after a shot and took a full swing and missed the ball completely and hit nothing but air but I felt like a snap on the back of my head like somebody just zapped stopped me in my tracks and I went to my knees..Carolyn and Loren rushed over and I was Click here to find out more! a bit dazed, they sat me down and both took care with me with water….I told them that I did not hit myself with the racquet but just a strange thing…my vision, sight and speech were all OK and I told them I was fine and I was…but it was a bit of a shock!!  I continued playing and about 10 minutes later Carolyn went for a shot stumbled and she was flat on her back…I returned the favor and rushed over but she was laughing she just lost her balance thank goodness!!! Perhaps next Sunday we will have the Ambulance in attendance!!!!

Carolyn came over after tennis for tea and a visit and after she left I went downstairs and watched 5 hours of incredible display of Mens tennis!!!



I think next week I shall have to post a similar photo of myself don’t you think????

Below is from the BBC

Novak Djokovic celebrates his amazing Australian Open win

Magnificent Djokovic seals epic win

World number one Novak Djokovic has labelled his historic Australian Open win against close rival Rafael Nadal as the greatest moment of his career.

Djokovic outlasted 10-time Grand Slam winner Nadal to clinch an epic five-setter that went five hours 53 minutes.

"It was the longest Grand Slam final of all time. Just hearing that fact makes me cry," said the emotional Serbian.

"Wimbledon is right up there because it is the tournament I always wanted to win. But this comes out on top."

Defending champion Djokovic lifted the title for the third time after Sunday's 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 success against second seed Nadal.

We made history - Djokovic

It moved the 24-year-old alongside Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Mats Wilander as the only open era players to have achieved a hat-trick of successes.

"I am very proud to be a part of history," said Djokovic, "to be among the elite group of players who have won this trophy several times.

"I had lots of chances to finish the match in the fourth, but he came up with some incredible serves and incredible points.

"So he deserved to prolong the match in the fifth set, and then really both of us could have won the match.

"Even when I was 4-2 down I still pushed myself up to the limit.

"I'm sure any other colleague tennis player would say the same. We live for these matches.

"We're trying to dedicate all our life to this sport, to come to the situation where we play a six-hour match for a Grand Slam title."

Djokovic reached the Melbourne final after overcoming breathing and injury problems in his quarter-final victory over David Ferrer.

He also appeared to struggle physically during his semi-final defeat of Britain's Andy Murray, in a match which lasted four hours 50 minutes.

But he managed to outlast Nadal in an exhausting encounter before falling to the floor in celebration following his winning point.

"I overcame everything," said the Serb. "That's the most important thing for me. And to be able to mentally hang in there.

Nadal upbeat despite defeat

"It was obvious on the court for everybody who has watched the match that both of us, physically, took the last drop of energy that we had from our bodies.

"It was just the matter of maybe luck in some moments and a matter of wanting this more than maybe other players in the certain point. It's just an incredible effort."

Nadal, aiming for his second Australian Open title after beating Roger Federer in the 2009 final, said the epic encounter was one of the toughest matches of his career.

"We played a nice tennis match, it was a very good show and I enjoyed being a part of it," said the Spaniard.

"I wanted to win but I am happy with how I did."

When asked if he would watch a re-run of the match, Nadal joked: "No, it's too long. Just the highlights


Sara arrived around 5pm and it was good to see her it has been almost 8 months since I left the Island.

We walked over to her apartment which she really liked and got her settled in then we went to Hecho’s for dinner!!

She is enrolled in Spanish class which starts on Tuesday……now a quiet evening listening to the rain!!!!!!!!

Yes RAIN!!!!!   It started about 5pm and a good storm the weather forecast is not good for the next few days but all the gardens and flowers do need some moisture!!!!

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