We’re now just a few short hours before they take center court and with Hawaii time being a bit odd in terms of hoping~* to witness history take place on hallowed ground once again live….I can only wonder if I’ll be awake at such an hour in the earrrrrly morning ( 」´０｀)」．．．！！！
And thank goodness for rivalries~. They keep us forever intrigued in sports and while they can turn fleeting in an instant we surely must cherish these moments~* of greatness and it was almost unexpected that we’d see the rivalry renewed between Rafa and the Fed on the dark red clay @ legendary Roland Garros~ this year. I mean with the incredible winning streak dating back to last year by Novak Djokovic where he seemed on track to match and then possibly overtake one Johnny Mac’s record consecutive match winning streak set way~back~when~, it all ended and abruptly at the unlikely hands and racquet of one all~time~winningest Grand Slam champion so it had appeared that a Rafa vs. Fed final was all but a dream~*. And to think Fed was flying “under the radar” over the past two weeks, his weakest surface being the red clay although he’s proven successful in the past it’s still one Rafa who’s winning record @ Roland Garros’ stands at a jaw dropping 44~1 who’s truly the achilles~heel whom all but owns the Fed whenever they’ve met at this storied venue~ deemed one of the toughest to tame….(note all of the legendary champions who’ve never won there.) Rafa now poised to possibly match one Bjon Borg’s long standing record of 6 straight while not consecutively still most impressive~ on a surface which always tests and has denied so many. This will be the fourth time that Rafa and Fed will meet at Roland Garros in the final with Rafa winning every meeting in dominating fashion their last meeting there being a 1~3~0 straight set victory but this year we’re witnessing a rebirth of sorts from Fed and so their rivalry appears to be renewed within perfect circumstances and timing with their level of play leading us to a possible classic for the ages and a beautiful battle of wits and guts at their very best~.
Rivalries do turn fleeting, so let’s breath in and enjoy and appreciate all that the Rafa vs. Fed match~up has brought to us over the years and what it’ll surely bring to us in just a few short hours as tennis history awaits ^ ^.