REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL – IN FIVE SETS
Reasons to be cheerful – Set One
Davis Cup promotion, pain killing potions,
A two set cushion, umpires’ chairs.
Knee supports and straps, funny looking caps,
Spectators taking naps, caught unawares.
Reasons to be cheerful – Set Two
Vitas Gerulaitis, Cliff with Laryngitis,
Queuing up all nighters, finals day.
Britons in a slam, fresh balls from the can,
The immortal voice of Dan, “Oh, I say!”
Reasons to be cheerful – Set Three
McEnroe expleting, success, however fleeting,
BBC repeating, Sharapova’s phone.
Murray Mount for thrills, or is it Henman Hill,
Love instead of nil, and cortisone.
Reasons to be cheerful – Set Four
Federer and Rafa, Bahrami for the laughter,
Leconte who’s even dafter, Andre’s book.
Everlasting deuces, Robertsons juices,
Post match excuses, and sliding roofs.
Reasons to be cheerful – Set Five
Andy and his brother, Navratilova,
Goran racket thrower, even he’s a witch.
Winners down the line, winners any time,
Winners when they’re mine, Game, Set and Match.
Reasons to be cheerful – in five sets.