Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Dreams can come true!

Last night a childhood dream of mine was realised... I got to see John McEnroe play tennis against Bjorn Borg. Way-back-when, I used to play tennis at school and during Wimbledon week, my friends and I divided into two camps; Mac supporters, and those who liked boring ice-cool Borg. Guess who I always cheered for??? They are both still amazing players, despite having got old. They played a 2 set match, which went to a tie-break, and finally a win for Mac YEAH!
Mac waiting for the ball.
Mac in action - serving.
Being interviewed by Peter Flemming post match.
Then after the interval there was a master's doubles match. Unfortunately, Peter McNamara & Peter Flemming didn't/couldn't play, so Mac & Borg played instead with Mansour Bahrami and Ilie Nastase. I couldn't believe my luck seeing Mac play twice. Mansour is the funniest player, I last saw him play in Dubai November '07, and his tricks and antics still continue. I have never laughed so much in a tennis match, especially as Mac also played up coming out with the trademark "you can not be serious" and questioning line calls, hawkeye etc.
The players with Asian games mascots (2011).
Borg / Bahrami v McEnroe/ Nastase
Mansour Bahrami.
Mac & Ilie Nastase discuss tactics.
All over sniff.

3 comments:

LindyLouMac said...

Lucky you, I would have come with like a shot,(sorry no tennis pun intended) shame we do not have instant travel machines :)

PAMO said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing the moment.

travelingsuep said...

ha ha LindyLou

Pamo I have never laughed so much at a tennis match, it was amazing.