Tuesday, July 08, 2008

federer v nadal/borg v mcenroe

Sunday’s amazing tennis final between Nadal and Federer (good friend Cyrano was there to witness it first hand, lucky man!) put me in mind of the 1980 final between Borg and McEnroe. It was another five set thriller (1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6) and it took place on the day our youngest daughter Alice was born. I can remember dashing down the corridor at the hospital in Oxford to take a quick peek at the TV at various stages and returning to tell Moira what a fantastic game it was (the 16-18 tie-break in the fourth set was incredible) and who was winning. Amazingly, Moira didn’t really seem too interested (“you can NOT be serious!”)!
Happy birthday Alice! xx
Photo: 1980 winner Bjorn Borg


alice said...


just Gai said...

I'm entirely with Moira on this one. What is it with men and sport? I remember Alan hurrying home after the birth of Iona to watch a Five Nations match leaving me, quite literally, holding the baby!