Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The London draw, in haiku

Group A

(1) Roger Federer

Twin motives remind
The king, that win, draw, or lose,
Love still waits at home.

(4) Andy Murray

Irked by the sense
Of being discounted, eclipsed
London is his chance.

(5) Juan Martin del Potro

Full of Argie pride
He’s eager to show the world
That he is the best.

(7) Fernando Verdasco

At times dilettante
Next moment focused, in charge.
Which one will show up?

Group B

(2) Rafael Nadal

Uncle Toni frets.
Is it because of Xisca
Or is he fading?

(3) Novak Djokovic

To close out the year
With that final awesome win,
Would be redemptive.

(6) Nikolay Davydenko

His wife’s sweet kisses
Are inspiration enough
To give of his best.

(8) Robin Söderling

Thanks for small mercies
Federer’s not in his draw.
How long can luck hold?

Withdrawn: Andy Roddick

Is it cowardice
That he’d much rather play
With his wife’s mammaries?

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