I know, I know, this was supposed to be the beginning of an all-music blog, but while I haven’t got a place to dump all the other fancies in my head, I will always try to come up with a way to squeeze music into the equation.
In the form of a soundtrack.
On a warm sunny spring afternoon at the Wimbledon center court, two heroic figures meet at the finals of the most classic tennis tournament. For either players, it would be a historic bout. One is vying to break Pete Sampras’ record by winning his 15th grand slam victory while the other is a man who used to be the world number one, disappeared into obscurity and decided to get back in shape to reclaim his glory by orchestrating one of the biggest upsets in tennis history. Federer and Roddick had a lot at stake.
They play each other until the 5th and final set, on what seemed at first to be an almost impenetrable gameplay from both sides. Roddick serves splendidly and is stunning his opponent with uncharacteristic volleys. Federer on the other hand holds out even though he appears exhausted, giving it his all when Roddick finally show some cracks at 15-15. I was rooting for Federer at first but seeing Roddick’s spirited and utterly jaw-dropping performance, I wanted him to win in the end.
But like any sport, someone has to win and the other lose.
I am dedicating this post’s song to the courageous fight put up by the American, Andy Roddick. Roddick, I’m sure you’ll remain in the conversation on the next grand slam. We’ll be watching you.