On this mild Sunday, 9 June 2019, the combatants at the Roland Garros men’s final started off evenly matched. But when all is said and done, Dominic Thiem was playing his second ever Grand Slam final against Refa Nadal’s up till then 17 final wins! And even though he became the first player to win a set against the Spaniard in a French Open final since 2014, that was hardly enough to topple the King of Clay from his throne
After the hurdles my friend and I overcame, I don’t think I was really able to enjoy Paris. I couldn’t properly communicate with the people or understand many of the words aroun me. I’ve realized that although traveling to a country without knowing the language may seem exciting, it can be extremely frustrating.
He walked up to the podium for his victory speech not to the sound of “La Marseillaise” but of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, the anthem of Europe! Vive l'Union Européenne!
If ever some of the companies would evacuate London, Madrid and other European cities will be there to welcome them with open arms
Someday, Madrid will mean it when it says Car Free Day and not create monumental traffic jams, making it the mother of all ironies!
THE FIRST EUROPEAN “UNIVERSITY” & ONE OF THE WORLD’S OLDEST UNIVERSITIES IN CONTINUOUS OPERATION IS SPANISH »
Spain was one of the pioneers of university learning in the world
A marvelous proposition
“We are all in this together and we are going to win. They can do us harm but they cannot beat us”
French President Francoise Hollande to the heroes: “You gave a lesson in courage, in will, and thus in hope”