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CaptCrunch
09-10-2010, 12:25 AM
We shouldn't be going crazy about a player based on one good run.

Remember Jesse Witten who reached R3 and played a great match against Djokovic last year? He has not done anything since, complete with losing in the USO qualis.

Just saying...


C'mon, Jesse Witten was what 25 or 26 last year when he played well at the Open for the first time in his career. He also didn't beat a #15 seed to get to Djokovic. Harrison is only 18 and won't be 19 until next April. All the more reason to be optimistic about his future.

Beefcake
09-10-2010, 01:44 AM
We'll take any shred of hope these days! :lol: We'll even convince ourselves ... at least until proven emphatically otherwise over the course of a year ... that an oompaloompa like Oudin might become a top tenner.

Lara
09-10-2010, 01:49 AM
Verdasco gets first break over Nadal. This could be interesting...

Stormy
09-10-2010, 02:38 AM
Evan Lysacek sitting next to Chris Evert!

Lara
09-10-2010, 02:41 AM
Evan Lysacek sitting next to Chris Evert!

And got interviewed. :) I hope Megi could see it on Canadian TV!

BigB08822
09-10-2010, 02:45 AM
Did he sound as dumb as he normally does? LA airhead visits the East Coast! :saint:

aftershocks
09-10-2010, 03:30 AM
I saw Evan too. Didn't know he's a tennis fan. Although I guess you don't have to be a fan, if you're a celeb and can get the hot tickets. I had left the room for a sec, and then heard someone being being interviewed after Chris, and was slightly surprised to see it was Evan. I didn't really hear what he said exactly, sounded like something generic and respectful to the two players (Rafa and Fernando).

Chris Evert also had nice things to say about Rafa and RFed -- two good guys at the top of the sport, nice and polite and they get along so well with each other, at least as far as we can see. I do think they have tremendous respect for each other and are both such class guys. Nice that tennis doesn't think it necessary to pit them against each other in faux off-court rivalry. The true rivalry and the great competition that elevates the sport is on the tennis court, where it should be. A few years back it was obvious that some of the tennis commentators seemed to prefer Federer because of his history-making wins and beautiful game. To be honest, though, to me it's Rafa's "never say die" competitiveness and heart and soul battles with Federer that are more compelling than one of the greatest players ever always beating the field handily. Nothing against Fed and his extraordinary skills. He's an artist on the court. Rafa's the brute beast with a heart of gold. Beauty and the beast ... I say "brute beast" with the highest of high compliments. I've always loved Rafa, his determination, focus, and the amazing all out way he plays.

oleada
09-10-2010, 04:31 AM
Not that I would root for the Bryans in the first place, but I'm really rooting for Bopanna and Qureshi to take this title. Love this article on them! :respec:

http://www.thedailyforehand.com/2010/9/3/1628718/bopanna-qureshi-india-pakistan

Rottie
09-10-2010, 07:38 AM
Aw, no more wroom for Wawrinka.

Loves_Shizuka
09-10-2010, 08:33 AM
Misha Youzhny is :swoon:

That is all.

Fergus
09-10-2010, 01:28 PM
Misha Youzhny is :swoon:

Right?!?!?! :lol: He always looked like the officer who was gonna drag you to some frozen wasteland Gulag camp, but during his post-match on-court interview, he actually smiled, and he was adorable!

Mikey, smile MORE! :D

Fergus
09-10-2010, 03:02 PM
Men's Doubles Final @ noon! :)

Must admit, though I have to root my B Boys, I wouldn't mind at all if Bopanna/Qureshi made history today!

Win - Win situation! :D (but GO B BOYS!!!!! :cheer2: )

Loves_Shizuka
09-10-2010, 05:16 PM
^Your fandom (read: obsession) over the B's never fails to amuse me. :rofl:

Good luck Venus, Caro and Vera!

Beefcake
09-10-2010, 05:28 PM
A good time was had by all (www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2010-09-09/201009101284092726065.html?promo=sl_toparticles) at the Kournikova/Hingis v. Wilander/Cash "match" it seems ...


Cash won Wimbledon in 1987 and was the entertainment star on Thursday night, at different points playing with multiple rackets and offering a playful bribe to the chair umpire. He also fell into the photographer's well chasing a wide shot and, at one point, a ball boy picked up a racket and stood in for a point. The ball boy made a pair of volleys, but he and Wilander ultimately lost the point.

Beefcake
09-10-2010, 05:30 PM
Good luck Venus, Caro and Vera!
:drama: What are you trying to say, mister?

Kimborg :lynch: Loves_Shizuka