day 1136 – tennis semis

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watching the double header for men’s semifinal took my mind off a lot of unnecessary things. i was rooting for my current favourite player on tour, nishikori. he won the first set but came up short against wawrinka. despite today’s loss, nishikori still had a great run at us open to add to his bronze from rio. i guess i won’t be too sad about missing sunday’s final

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day 911 – federer action

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staying up later than late to watch federer in semifinal action. it was painstakingly difficult to watch federer go through the first two sets. it’s a rarity to see him thrown off his game, where he had some unfederer hacks. i guess he also has a knack of making the game of tennis look so effortless. he fell in a deep hole from the very beginning but i am glad he pulled out his tricks and put together a good third set. i would’ve been beyond disappointed if it was a straight set match. nonetheless federer still had a dominant aussie open