Picket Fence Vid: Amazeballs.
I’m having blogger’s constipation, also known as a writer’s block. It’s not my fault that we had one of the most uninspiring days of the US Open thus far. So, statements of obvious facts on Federer v Melzer:
- It was electric. The point differential of 57-43% deceives. The scoreline of 63 76 63 underscores how much pressure Federer was under the whole way through the match, at all times.
- Melzer played with the vigor of a Junior World No 1 playing his first ever set against a top seed. THE WHOLE FUCKING TIME. Much respect for it, even if I sacrificed a significant proportion of my braincells for it.
- Federer moved like Jet Li, as exhibited on match point.
While Roger was vanquishing pedophiles on Arthur Ashe, Australia finally made up its mind and got a government. 17 days of electoral confusion, no violence, no looting. Nothing had to be resolved by a court, or worse – the military. At the end of the day, all it took was more discussions, negotiations, and reforms.
I say all this (despite most of you not giving a fuck about politics down under) because sometimes, we need to pause and reflect on just how lucky we are, and how unfair it is that so many people around the world, some of you perhaps, cannot enjoy what seemed to us like a perfectly natural process.
That is all.