Whatever happens today, as the Canadian
plays the Serb, there will be a lot of sprinting,
sudden stops, heavy breathing... Determination
and courage will be all.
I don`t know what`s in the water in Serbia.
Roanic is firmly Canadian, but he was born in
Djokovic also was born in Montenegro.
This is a big day for Serbia, and
It`s a big day for Canada, too! Canada
has not been in the Davis Cup semi-finals
since the early days of the twentieth century.
Surprisingly enough, there`s a large
Canadian crowd cheering their man on
in the Belgrade arena.
Balance and superior groundstrokes
won the day for Djokovic. Plus the judicious
use of the topspin lob over the ten foot height and
reach of the Canadian.
Milos showed real game and courage
and was never defeated in spirit. And you have
to admire grace in defeat.
After all tennis is a game. We`re not
killing chickens here. Fun and a sense of play
and grace under pressure - this is what it`s
CANADIAN TENNIS IN THE DEEP NORTH
These Canadians aren`t as quiet
as we`re used to. Is the country going through
some kind of identity change? What happened to
the polite, self-effacing pesonality
we all were used to?
This crowd is making some real noise.
Frankly, the old personality type was getting
a little tiresome, anyway. And none too exciting.
In a country which has basically two seasons -
(1) the freeze your ass off season - where you never
see a woman`s body for about seven months of
the year, unless you light a hot fire someplace;
(2) the get your ass bitten off season, when the flies
come to life and start to feed, making that
chattering, humming sound...
It was inevitable that someone was going to
start to shout sometime!