Roger Federer Wins the Australian Men's Open Tennis Title
By Judy Evans
January 29, 2017 8:11am CST
We just finished watching the finals of the Australian Open Tennis competition. We watched the men's final with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. We may not have bothered otherwise but we have the utmost admiration for these two talented and distinguished players. I wish some of our current Australian tennis players would learn some respect, manners and sportsmanship from these two older statesmen. It was a nail-biting game with Federer just edging out Nadal at the finish. The scores were 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. Halfway through the game, friends came to the door bringing a tool that Vince wanted to borrow. We had enough dinner to share with them so they watched the last of the tennis with us. It must be hard to lose such a hard-fought match then have to speak to the crowd at the award ceremonies. I hope these two are able to fight out many more championships. They deserve every one of their victories. The photo has no relation to the post but is unusual. Copyright Vince Evans
24 people like this
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Jan 17
I happened to catch a brief news clip discussing the outcome. The announcer said it was one of Roger's best matches he has ever played. And as good as Federer is, that must be saying a lot! Wish I would have been able to watch the match!
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jan 17
I might not know much about tennis, but I do recognize the names. I'm glad the older statesman got the win. It shows he's still got what it takes to play the sport and I hope he can do so for many years yet. I like the picture. What is the plant?
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jan 17
I can easily believe it. And some quite young boy was there when Federer came into the arena (the lad later tossed the coin before the start of their match) and Federer smiled, shook his hand and had a little chat with him. He does things like that whereas some others will bawl out the ball boys for no reason at all.