Sunday, July 09, 2006

Champions




Well the Wimbledon final was pretty darned good. Roger Federer won his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title.

The world number one, who had lost the last four matches against his closest rival, held off a Nadal fightback to win 6-0 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (2-7) 6-3.

I hadn't realized they were such rivals and it was a great match to watch--even though I only saw the last set. I saw some of the women's final too, though it is never as exciting as the men's for me--is it the tennis?

Or is it a gender thing?

I mean why did sport evolve? Is it a continuation of the gladiatoral contests in Roman times--showing who is the fittest warrior and therefore the most attractive in a world where protection, is still a survival thing? Is it a way of letting off steam? Is it the way we should solve our conflicts? Some big tournament that decides the fate of mankind?

It'll be interesting to watch the soccer final, Italy versus France and wonder what the world would be like if we chose our world leaders based on prowess on the pitch as opposed to prowess at political manipulation--although given the referee scandal in Italy this year, that system won't work either!!

Come on France :) Two very passionate teams playing this afternoon!!!

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