Sometimes, being a manic fan can the most rewarding affliction in the world. Waving the Swiss flag in 2006, cheering on Novak Djokovic in 2011 in mispronounced Serbian, raising a knee and fist in time with Nadal in 2010; all good. At some point, though, things take a turn for the worse. Supporting Federer now without losing your dignity? It’d be easier to show more grace running naked up the street. Vamosing on Nadal can’t be easy either, and yelling for Murray? Well, who said that’s ever been anything but bad news? But heartbreak won’t stop a true fan. These are the people that admit they’re a little obsessive, that take the good times with the bad, and don’t stop being crazy for their player just because times are tough. Chances are, we all have a little mad fan in us.
But we’re not just about poking fun at others. So for our final three posts, we the writers at On The Go Tennis, will open up about our own fandom.
For my last fan post, I interviewed OTGT editor, Rachel. However, one particular story was just so crazy I decided to dedicate the whole piece to it. This is Rachel’s fairy tale with Rafael Nadal, and it could be the craziest of them all.
Name: Rachel Vinson
Twitter handle: @onthegotennis
Blog: THIS ONE! :)
Other blogs/tennis-related achievements: Just this one, baby.
Her Prince Charming: Rafael Nadal