Sunday, September 13, 2009

More tennis

Update on the U.S. Open since ya'll are dying to know. . .

Nadal lost in one semi-final to a 6'6" Argentine named del Potro.
The South American is seeded #6 and has gobs of game.
He killed Nadal 6-2 6-2 6-2. Nadal was having abdominal issues (muscle). Again, injury is the man's achilles heel.

Federer absolutely held-up his end of the bargain beating Djokovic 7-6 7-5 7-5. Djokovic is a very good player, winner of only one major but lots of game, very athletic, and Serbian, which only means he burns pretty hot.

6 5 and 5 means it was very competitive and given the nature of these two giants' games, terribly entertaining. Listening to Dick Edberg, Johnny Mac and Mary Carillo call the match is a huge benefit, creating the kind of theater one might come to expect in September in NYC.

The penultimate point of the match will be part of tennis lore, especially part of Federer's growing legacy. Check this out:

Granted, you've seen a shot like that. But not like THAT at THAT point in a match like THAT. Sick. Listen to the commentary amongst the cheers. McEnroe saying "Come on. .." is classic.

Totally coincidentally, I finally hooked-up the Wii that my in-laws gave us (they have a pawn shop and give us the occassional used "stuff"). It came with a Wii sports disk that has, among a few other basic sports, tennis. Even with this brutal cold I've got going and therefore refraining from much exercise, I have been throwin down in the living room! Wait until I'm healthy ;-D

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