An acrostic is a poem or any other form of writing where the first letters of the paragraph form a word or a sentence by themselves.
Leading authors like Edgar Allen Poe and Lewis Caroll have used this to highlight things.
A name-acrostic is where you take the letters that constitute the name of a person and then use adjectives or other words which aptly fit that individual, like for instance
No marks for guessing that one and I must add that it is entirely my opinion and believe me, it is just a joke and I hope that the dishonest media will not blow it out of proportion.
Moving on, I have made one for our good ‘old’ Fed who turns 35 as we speak. I hope I have captured Fed’s essence in this acrostic
|Relaxed||So says Roddick – Roger is the most relaxed guy prior to any match|
|Open-hearted||Ask the ball-boys of Basel, or the children in Africa|
|GOAT||No doubt of that, irrespective of what happens in the future|
|Elegant||To my mind, the sole recipient of this epithet, in tennis.|
|Respectful||Ask Laver, Borg, Pele, Maradona and many many others|
|Fashionable||Fed is in Sports Illustrated's Fashionable 50 for this year|
|Enthusiastic||No youngster can hold a candle to Fed on this, even when he is 35|
|Dominant||2004 to 2008 – a huge period of 5 years. No one comes close|
|Eloquent||Ask the various guys who have interviewed Fed (including me !!!)|
|Revered||By just a few trillions of tennis fans|
|Eye-candy||As said by Cristina Kirchner, Prime Minister of Argentina|
|Roger||Has to be the last word, right|
To be honest it was a little tough as the GOAT has 4 Rs & 3 Es, so took a while…..like a long boring rally.
Meanwhile, many, many, happy returns of the day to the GOAT.