Ball of Timelessness

TORONTO —

A week removed from a crushing loss at the London Games, Novak Djokovic found some redemption at the Rogers Cup.

The top-seed Serbian won his second straight title at the men’s tournament and third overall with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Richard Gasquet of France on Sunday night.

It’s his first trophy since winning in Miami four months ago and comes on the heels of a tough bronze medal loss at the Olympics to Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.

“The losses I had in the Olympic Games gave me even more desire to come here and perform my best and try to win a title,” said Djokovic. “I am very happy to be in this position. I truly did not expect to win this tournament after the emotional losses in Olympic games.

“I really took it hard and tried to bounce back and recover. And I’ve done…

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Fragrant Breeze

“There are different wells within your heart.
Some fill with each good rain,
Others are far too deep for that.


In one well
You have just a few precious cups of water,
That “love” is literally something of yourself,
It can grow as slow as a diamond
If it is lost.


Your love
Should never be offered to the mouth of a
Stranger,
Only to someone
Who has the valor and daring
To cut pieces of their soul off with a knife
Then weave them into a blanket
To protect you.


There are different wells within us.
Some fill with each good rain,
Others are far, far too deep
For that.”
― شمس الدین محمد حافظ / 
Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez, 
(1325 – 1389 )

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