|My iPhone case, a Christmas gift from my daughter, Jess|
The Davis Cup, a competition among tennis players representing their countries, takes place over a weekend, starting on Friday afternoon, and concluding on Sunday. Under normal circumstances, as a teacher, I would not be able to even consider attending Friday matches, but my timetable this semester is only part-time with my classes ending at 10:50 on Friday mornings. This meant I might be able to get myself to Geneva for the event after all - if only I knew how to get tickets.
|Opening ceremonies of the Davis Cup|
|Lyn,Larry and Pat, my companions for the day.|
|This was a day to proudly wear - and wave - Swiss colours.|
|This is the local cheer, meaning "Go Switzerland". On the reverse side is a single word: BREAK.|
|Between the very best.|
|Roger looking sharp in his Nike "Swiss" shirt.|
|Bolelli shakes hands with the legend after losing the match. It is interesting that the Italian did not wear a blue shirt.|
|Stan in his Yonex shirt.|
|Fabio wears his Italian colours proudly.|
I saw some of the other matches on TV on Saturday and Sunday. The Italians won Saturday's doubles in a tightly contested five setter, while on Sunday, Roger was back on the court, this time against Fabio Fognini, where he prevailed in three sets, clinching a berth for his team in the finals against France in November.
By the way, over the weekend, Canada won their Davis Cup tie as well. My red and white colours worked back home too!