REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL – IN FIVE SETS

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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.

 

Alastair Walker

 

 
 

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