The Australian Open

I seldom watch Aussie Open, not because timing isn’t good: ESPN would have it in the early morning. This morning I stared watching from the 4th set when Joker lead 4-0. The long rallies were plenty, nearly all from the baseline. There were little dramas when Rafael Nadal seemed was out and about, then came back, and was on the cusp to win it .. but it’s Novak Djokovic’s 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 victory. 5 hour, 53-minute endurance contest, a record in grand slam final. Both guys were spent. What’s amusing, the court got little wet when the roof was closing. So the Open had humans getting down on their knees to dry the court. Through the camera, they looked like little worms, funny and so high tech (ya right ..). Then the award ceremony. Maybe the down under just like the slow pace. The non sense just went on and on. The Asian guy (Thomas Oh ??) perhaps from Kia auto, who went on and on, as if reciting a speech, like he’s the star. No no no, dude, hand out the dough and get off the stage. No one cares what you have to say. Title sponsor is just a title sponsor, you’re a side dish, supporting cast. Nadal began to sit on the net behind him. I do NOT blame him. 6 hours of hard fought tennis, and you ask him to stand for this non sense??? So two considerate staff brought over two blue chairs for the boys to sit. Are you kidding???? When it’s Nadal’s turn, he started his prolong speech (did the Aussie Open require the athletes fill certain length of time rather than what they have to say?) by saying Good morning. Joker seconded that too. The match ended at 1:37 a.m. Monday morning in Melbourne.
I was thinking, did American dollar at work for the final started so late? Also, why the heck Aussie Open needs a title sponsor? The gov or tennis couldn’t cough up the $$? Aren’t the Aussies also in the G-7 group? Guess this G-7er is different than the other three G-7 members?

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