I really wish Gael Monfils had won. I really do. Not that I dislike the probably perfect nation of Sweden, what with their absolute happiness, socially responsible economy and society in general and everything else that’s great – I don’t. Perhaps there is an air of jealousy in my tone. Perhaps I like Sweden more than I like France. But perhaps I’m just upset that the coolest guy in tennis didn’t win a tournament in his own home country. Yes, that’s probably it.
I’m upset with the general trend in tennis that mandates promising players to choke under pressure and the trend that they are promising until they finally succumb to losing. It seems to happen all the time. The person you want to win finishes the hardest part of the journey, only to let it slip away at the last second.
In this case, Monfils defeated both Andy Murray
and Roger Federer
, only to lose against Robin Soderling
. And that’s nothing against Robin Soderling – he’s a great player. But Roger Federer and Andy Murray have proven themselves to be better. And upon crushing those relatively more difficult opponents, he frustratingly collapsed against the likes of a lesser opponent.
And perhaps this one word sums up my entire feeling with him: frustrated. It’s not that he’s a bad player or even that great of a player. But really, I wish he’s make up his mind. Though I guess that’s the fun in living in reality and things not being defined by differential equations and absolutes.
Boy oh boy, Gael Monfils
really just has the ability to give life some perspective, huh? That guy rules.