Filippos makes great runner-up at Limmattal Junior Open
Our talented player Filippos Psomas (R6) reached the final at the MS 14&U R6/R9 category of the Limmattal Junior Open.
It was a great performance all weekend of Filippos, who was seeded number 5 in the huge draw with more than 24 players. In his quarterfinal, Filippos won against number 6 seeded Patrick Konzbul (R6) with 6-2, 6-2. In the semifinal, he was then facing number 2 seeded player Brian Durscher (R6). It was a tough 3-set match, which Filippos deservedly won with 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 to reach the final. There he played topseeded Maximilian Brenner (R6) and showed again a strong performance. Also because it was his 4th match, he lost with 6-7, 2-6.
Nevertheless, it was a great tournament Filippos and we are all 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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