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One Summer Morning

This happens ever so often every summer. Well, wondering what? Here it is. You get up in the morning(and as usual you get up late), and you are in a real hurry to get to class. And as soon as you turn towards the washroom with your toothbrush in hand, you realize that there is no water flowing from the tap today. Then you run to the other wings in your hostel hoping that you will at least get to brush your teeth, let alone have a bath. After scouting 2 or 3 wings of your hostel you finally do manage to find the right wing(the wing that has water) and you see that nearly half the hostel has already turned up there. You somehow manage to get hold of a wash basin, quickly brush your teeth and wash your face because there sure is no way that you can have a bath, as it is already overcrowded, with everybody's buckets lined up, quite a scene like in Indian cities, where people line up their buckets and pots to fill water from the city tankers.

This is one of the most common scenarios one…

Federer's Loss Hurt..................

Ask a true fan how it feels when Roger Federer loses in a Grand Slam final yet again to Rafael Nadal. It hurts like hell. And when you've seen that he had all the chances, 11 breakpoints, if I'm not wrong, more winners than his opponent, and yet when he loses it feels terrible. Federer definitely has a mental block against Nadal, he has to first overcome the monsters in his head if he wants to have any chances of win against his formidable rival.

And, the worst part of Australian Open, 2009 was when he broke down at the award presentation right in front of the entire world. He might have gained many more fans after that night, but for a true fan, it was the worst moment. I didn't like seeing him cry. I don't want him to be weak or vulnerable to emotions. I would like to see him emerge stronger after this final. He has the potential to beat Nadal, if only he can fight the monsters in his own head. Hopefully he will. He will definitely create history. And, thats the belie…