The 2015 Tennis Season began on January 4 with the Brisbane tournament down under in Queensland Australia.
On the Men’s side, the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time), Roger Federer of Switzerland took the title with a win over Milos Raonic from Canada. The score was 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-4, and on the Women’s side,
Maria Sharapova of Russia took the title from Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, 6-7 (4) 6-3, 6-3, and if you want to see more regarding that tournament and the outcome you can go here: http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/2015/01/bi2015-the-final-serve#sthash.hZfrNJ8M.dpuf
But, the Brisbane Tournament is literally a warm up for the main Tournament that begins the year, the Australian Open, which is going on right now because it’s already Monday, January 19 in Australia: http://www.ausopen.com/index.html
I’ll be spending some late nights up and cheering on my champions, and catching highlights when I can and of course heading to the courts to hit the little yellow man around and talk tennis with my “Mates”. Did you see what I did there? I used the Aussie term for friends, and for those who know me, be assured that I actually said it out loud and in an Aussie accent. In fact, I’m typing this while I’m speaking an Aussie accent. Okay, I’m just being silly now, but if you know me, you know I’ve got an accent or two that I love, and that Aussie accent is one of them.
Anyway, back to my commentary. I’ll be rooting for my champion, who typically would be Nadal, but because he’s just coming back from a serious back injury, I’m not expecting much from him. This year I will actually be rooting for Federer quite simply because at 33 and with two sets of twins, he’s the quintessential old man of the tourney and he definitely is an inspiration. Other players to watch, and I’m going strictly mainstream here, Ferrer, Djokovic, Nishikori, Wawrinka, Murray, Dimitrov, whom they call Baby Fed, and who’s actually dating Sharapova. Dimitrov actually just took out Dusty Brown, a very talented player in his own right.
On the women’s side, Serena, Sharapova, Wozniacki, Azarenka, Stephens, Stosur and a slew of others. Ivanovic, the finalist from Brisbane is already out, which is disappointing, especially when she did so well in Brisbane, but c’est la vie. She was shocked by a qualifier
Lucie Hradecka, which is not uncommon, but never what any top 10-100 ranked player wants to happen to them.
Well that’s my quick update and I’m happy the Season is off to such a good start, and if you aren’t excited, I most certainly am. If you are a tennis player, text me, or call, and let’s go and get out on the courts.