Great tournament from our Filippos Psomas in Cham
Our talented player Filippos Psomas (R6) was great runner-up at the MS 14&U R6/R9 tournament in Cham.
Filippos showed an exceptional performance in his quarter final by beating number 2 seeded Patrick Konzbul (R6) with 6-4, 6-4. In his semifinal he won 6-3, 6-2 against Arsenly Glebko (R6) to reach the final. There he was facing Björn Betschart (R6), who did beat the topseeded guy before. Unfortunately, Filippos was somewhat exhausted from his other 2 matches at the same day and lost the final with 3-6, 3-6. However, it was another great effort to very deservedly winning the silver medal!
Bravo Filippos, we are very proud of you!
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.
I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.
When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.
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