The Art of the Comeback!!

After losing the 3 previous finals he was in, Roger Federer finally clinched his first Grand Slam title of the year by winning the US Open!! Just look at the way he celebrated after the win, you would know how much it means to him after enduring a difficult year.

Mind you, this is Federer’s 5th consecutive US and 13th overall career Grand Slam titles. He is now just 1 short of Pete Sampras record of 14 (yes, guess we all can count) and with age on his side (he is only 27), he has years ahead of him to smash that record, making him officially the greatest tennis player ever, if he not already is.  To think that just weeks ago, the media is already writing him off as a has-been after he relinquished his no 1 spot to Rafael Nadal. Why… I don’t even see his picture featuring in the  sport pages anymore… it was all Nadal, Nadal and more Nadal. But what a remarkable comeback by the Swiss ace to silence his doubters… once again!!!

In another comeback story of tennis again… Serena Williams regained her World No 1 ranking after winning the US Open female singles. Granted, she may never make my list of favorite tennis ladies (I prefer Sharapova… like most guys do), but I must salute the way she fought back to the top after languishing outside the top 10 in the last few years and not winning anything. Of course, I would still prefer Sharapova to win, but let’s not take anything away from Williams…

Oh… and not forgetting our tabloid favourite, Britney Spears, who “oops, did it again” by winning top honours at the MTV Awards.  A sweet turnaround by someone who was supposedly to be on the verge of a mental breakdown and getting too fat for her skimpy outfits!!


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