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Hey there, it’s me, Julia. I’m alive, don’t worry! I’ve been very busy with school; thank goodness it’s almost over (Not that I DON’T love you, school! Don’t get me wrong!)! Today’s post is a recap on the French Open. Now, usually, I would be having so many posts throughout the whole open, but this is going to be like a mix of posts mushed together! That’s gotta be interesting, but I’ll give it a shot!

I was very disappointed this French Open… I think I cried more than Roger Federer when he lost!

Not even my magical skills could save him against Robin Soderling! But, in all seriousness, Roger Federer lost, and there was nothing that anybody could do about it. This time, though, Roger was in one of the worst situations to lose: against somebody that he has beaten 12 times in a row… and in the quarterfinals. If Roger had lasted one more match and lost in the semi-finals, he would’ve been a straight Grand Slam semi-finalist for exactly 6 years in a row. That’s like eating the same thing for six years in a row… or listening to the same song for six years in a row. OK, those are bad examples, but you get the point: that would have been a big milestone for Roger.

But, the good thing is, it will take somebody FOREVER to beat the record Roger Federer has reached. It will take somebody exactly 6 years to even beat his record! Which would have to be somebody with a great potential… or somebody that’s not from this planet.

Roger said about his semi-final appearances, “They all come to an end at some stage–you hope they don’t, but they do. It was a great run.” He fooled around, saying,”…now I’ve got the quarter-final streak going, I guess.”

Robin Soderling advanced, eventually making it to the finals of Roland Garros for the second year in a row. His opponent wasn’t a stranger. Rafa Nadal, who lost to Soderling last year at Roland Garros, would play Soderling a second time in the finals. Some might call it revenge. But Nadal said that he wasn’t out to seek revenge on Soderling. Some might think otherwise.

The match wasn’t a hard one for Nadal. He either really wanted to get revenge on Soderling, or plainly was just playing very well. He beat Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to get his 5th Roland Garros trophy.

Nadal seized the number one ranking from Roger Federer with this win. Brad Gilbert fought that Roger Federer would be the year-end number one. Darren Cahill thought Nadal would be. Who do you think is right?

Photo courtesy of Roland Garros and Telegraph.

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I think I know what it was. I didn’t put her name in the song. I think I need to consider some new lyrics. Today, Kim Clijsters lost a brutal 6-0 6-1 match against Nadia Petrova. She just wasn’t on her game. I don’t know what happened with her at all. People can just have bad days.

Here are the NEW song lyrics to my untitled song:

The Australian OPENNNNNN
And I don’t have a TOKENNNNN
To buy a ticket
No, there is not a cricket.
Federer is playing
And I am busy praying…

The Australian Open…da na na na na na na na.
The Australian Open…da na na…na na…na na.
We’ve got…
Federer and Djokovic,
Murray and Roddick!
Henin and Sveta,
Don’t forget the Williams sisters and
NADAL!!!!

Boy, am I having a ball!

OK, I really only added 2 names to that, but whatever. Most of the people, like Oudin, Sharapova, and Clijsters are all out. 😦 GUESS WHAT??? I am writing an article about Melanie Oudin for Comm Arts!!!!! I am SOOOOO excited!!!! Well, I actually already started writing it. I’m working on the rough draft. Yeah. But this is TOTALLY off topic!!!!

Here is “me” with Roger Federer!!!!!

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Roger Federer played Juan Martin del Potro… and I missed it! But, from what Roger Federer’s website says (I go there everyday :D), he just made it through to the semi-finals! Although Del Potro did defeat him 6-2, 6-7 (5), and 6-3 (I’m not quite so sure I’d want to watch that anymore…), Roger got the best of Andy Murray’s record: 45 games won to 43 games lost, while Andy Murray has 44-43! (Thanks to Roger Federer’s website for those statistics!) One game can really mean a lot…

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Federer, Murray Showdown

“This is what separates the men from the boys.”

In this epic now three-set match, Roger Federer shows what it takes to be a professional tennis player. Andy Murray took the first set 6-3, but Federer didn’t let this bring him down. He showed that if you keep believing in yourself, anything is possible. Federer took the second set, 6-3, and we’re now in the third set, on serve.

Murray is trying to be more aggressive than he was in the first set, but didn’t do enough with the forehand. Roger Federer produced two brilliant shots in a row to get the match even at 1-1.

Murray has double faulted six times in the match, double faulting on the first point in every game of the third set. Now 0-30, can Federer pull off this game?

Triple break point. “He’s allowing Federer to gain confidence.” What a great statement to describe this moment in the match.

Federer takes the game! It’s now 2-1… and a commercial break. E-Harmony, some pretty good stuff right there!

They’re experiencing some “technical difficulties.” But no worries! Federer DID end up winning, 6-1 in the third!

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Federer is CRUISIN’!!!

I’m watching TENNIS!!!! Roger is playing Fernando Verdasco and they’re well into the third set. Roger is leading three games to… ZERO!! Roger Federer truly is my hero. My friends made fun of me for wearing a Love Roger shirt and for singing his song! Well then!

Roger is up 4-0 in the third set now. They’re playing the year-end championships and it’s a round robin match. Verdasco won the first set 4-6 (which I was watching in the shower =D) and Federer won 7-5 in the second set. Haha… it’s now 5-0. I’m laughing because Verdasco was about to challenge a call, and Federer just sat down in his chair! Haha… you had to be there. Wait, I wasn’t even there! Let’s just forget I even said anything. But anyways, Verdasco ended up not challenging.

The tension is rising! 0-15, Federer in the lead. What will happen? Well, tune in next month for the answer! Just kidding, just kidding. I will keep you posted… NOW!

I missed it! My friend just called for homework help so I’m going to rewind. He won it 6-1 in the third. I love that match. I love any match that Roger Federer wins, though, so don’t go by what I love. 😀

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