A Weekend of Legends
Posted on July 09, 2012 by Spanky Hizon Enriquez
I really consider myself lucky. We all are.
Lucky to live in an era where legends are being born, and lucky to live in an era where we can all watch it happen live.
This past weekend was an exceptional, memorable one - - - Two legends of tennis
returned to their places in the Pantheon
, and a legend of basketball moved on in very different, controversial direction.
First up, Roger Federer.
Many said that his era had passed, and even more opined that the game now belonged to the younger Nadal and the even younger Djokovic.
But no, never say "It's over" to a legend.
We all knew that RF's victory was preordained after that epic sixth game in the third set, a single game that lasted for almost 20 minutes
Fed not only broke his challenger's serve after 10 deuces, he also, ultimately, after that game, broke Andy Murray's gallant spirit.
I'm hoping that someday soon, the Scotsman gets his Grand Slam, but for now, somehow, everything feels right in the world of tennis again.
The Greatest of All Time is back at Number One.
I admit, I never liked her. Too loud. Too strong. Too dominating.
An apt comparison: Serena Williams is to women's tennis as to LeBron James is to the NBA. In many ways, they are almost too powerful for their sports.
But I have to admit, too, with grudging admiration, that Serena, like LeBron, is a living legend. And to see her dominate all those pretty Russian blondes, especially after most pundits had said that, like Fed, Serena's time was up?
It was like the Hulk throwing around Loki like a rag doll
. We are all witnesses!
Sorry, my dear lovely Maria. But this year, Serena was an unstoppable force.
And speaking of LeBron... One of his worthiest opponents will now be one of his most valuable teammates in Miami.
Ray Allen, the sweet shooting master of the three pointer, has abandoned his Celtics and pinned his title hopes on a new basketball jersey
Will it play out? It may or it may not.
But one thing's for sure: the next time the Heat play in Boston, the most hated visitor on the court will not be LeBron!