In 2017 Nadal was up a break on Federer in the AO Final. It looked like he would close the gap to one slam apart. A year later it’s a done deal; Nadal will never close that gap and it will take someone very special to get to 20 slams. Our last full day
I was going to call this post Hot Pants and a Unique Sweet but then Caroline Wozniacki made history and it seemed flip. We dropped off laundry first thing. You know how vacation plus humidity plus staying in a hotel goes. I remember when Brad Gilbert was Andy Murray’s coach and on ESPN he
So said the tabloids; the movement to reject Australia Day as a testament to European presence was dominating social media. Happy Invasion Day some were calling it. Celebrating Australia Day. Celebrating Australia Day. Flowers laid at State Parliament to celebrate Australia Day. Or protest Australia Day. It’s open to interpretation. The parade passes by.
The food at the Australian Open is an affront: to taste, the senses, nutrition and satiety. All the fried stuff of an exhibition midway, $14 sandwiches made with white foam and coloured paste, more fried items, stand alone chip kiosks, and more offers of salt than you can shake a stick at. There is
There’s so much to like about Melbourne. So much. But I guess not the traffic. So I walked for a while. Spent the morning getting exercise by walking Fitzroy; it’s a mish mash of heritage buildings, gentrification, lovingly restored terrace homes, terrace homes much in need of restoration, cool shops and quaint streets and
Caught an Uber to the airport. It took a mere 17 minutes at the speed limit. Central business district to the suburban airport. There is a tunnel that virtually skirts the city, the traffic, but is also a vortex in its never ending arc to nowhere. First time ever flying Qantas. Extravagant, I know,