Friday, July 01, 2005


Hope, it is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and your greatest weakness.
-- The Architect, Matrix Reloaded, 2003

Well hope was all what i thought, will improve my day after that "Unique Day"...and yes it did. The Brazlians played an amazing football to beat the arch-rivals Argentina. It was an impeccable display thrashing a team which has just beaten them 3-1 recently. Without the likes of Ronaldo, Carlos and Cafu it was amazing. Once again it was proved the big teams [/players] come good in big matches. And this indeed was a big match. In this tournament Brazil had lost to Mexico, drawn against Japan...but none of that was going to happen today. As Adriano, the great Brazilian opened the scoring with a powerful left-footer from outside the area in the 11th minute..The strength and power are the Adriano's big assests...he can muscle through the defenders...then inthe 16th minute Kaka doubled the lead with a great shot right into the corner from 25 yards out. Kaka seems quite promising, but do misses quite a few chances...Argentina had a couple of looks at the Brazilian goal and that was all...without Crespo and Saviola their attack was weakened..Just after the break Ronaldinho added the third...and Adriano finished off a great night with a clear header of Cicinho's [another promising youngster] cross. He had chances to get the hat-trick but couldn't. Robinho also hit the post once...Argentina were dominant in last 10-odd minutes with Aimar getting them on the score-sheet with brilliant diving header, and the Dida making a couple of good stops to keep them at bay. In the end it was a great 4-1 victory for Brazil. They have found a new star in Adriano, ironically he scored a couple of goals in Copa-America final against Argentina too! Guess he likes the big stage..[esp against the Argentina :)]. Robinho is good but misses quite a few chances..lacks the strength and power too...should get better with days....Cicinho was a left back playing in place of Carlos...

Well hope again is what all hewitt can have against federer and that's all :) Just finished watching Federer v/s Hewitt semis @ Wimbledon...another meek performance by Hewitt against the King...just doesnt seem he can beat him at all...has now lost the last 8 matches and 15 sets against him in a row...and the last match he won against him was from 2 sets down and 3-5 down in the 3rd !! and yes that was 2 years ago.... literally seems like a novice against the King it seems the Wimbledon is again Federer's. There's no Safin or Nadal here to beat him.....

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