Sunday, 26 January 2014

Australian Open 2014 - Finals

Na Li and Stanislas Wawrinka came out victorious. Na Li was an outside bet but how many realistically believed Wawrinka would be the first since Del Potro to win a Grand Slam especially against Nadal in the finals.

Na Li (China) [4]
Dominika Cilbulkova (Slovakia) [20]

Rafael Nadal (Spain) [1]
Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) [8]

Na Li now brings her Grand Slam total to 2 and is now the oldest female to win the Australian Open. Wawrinka wins his maiden Grand Slam and finally breaks the stranglehold of the Top 4. Will this shape into the year where the Top 4 break? The rankings of Monday will already signal it as Wawrinka will rise up to No.3 in the world and become the top Swiss! Del Potro and Ferrer will leap ahead of Murray to become No.4 and No.5 respectively whilst Murray stands in at No.6. Federer will also drop to 8. This is the most varied Top 10 ranking in a long while. But it's all subject to change as the rankings from 3-8 are all quite close.


  1. Are you watching the new TVB series A Time of Love? I heard that TVB used a huge budget to produce the series.

    1. Yes I am watching that series. In fact (besides this week) I have been watching all the tvb stuff this year!

      I thought the first episode of A Time Of Love with Kate Tsui was ok, the story was simple but worked. The camera work was decent and the plot went at a good enough pace that I didn't notice how time flew by. I think it should be longer though, like 1h-1h30 because it doesn't give enough time to develop a proper story.

      I'd quite like to see what locations they took of Singapore since I went there recently but I'm most interested in the episode shot in Korea, sounds like the story could work whilst the episode in Japan has an interesting combination.