I’ve watched a lot of tennis over the past fortnight — I’m watching it right now — and I’ve decided that we all need to take a lesson from players like Marion Bartoli and do a heck of a lot more fist pumping.
It just helped her win the Wimbledon ladies championship.
And we’re not just talking one fist pump after a great serve or a good point — sometimes she did four or five in a row. Which got me thinking…
Why not fist pump my day-to-day activities? Will that help me to do more? Achieve more? Win more?
Or even better, have great arms???
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Being a sports fan can sometimes feel like a full-time job.
Today it really was.
I starting watching the Wimbledon men’s semifinals at 8 o’clock this morning, and finished at just shy of 5 o’clock this afternoon.
The Novak Djokovic/Juan Martin Del Potro five-set match went down in the record books as the longest Wimbledon semifinal in history. And Andy Murray’s win over Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz took four sets, including a 20-minute stop to put the roof up and turn the lights on Centre Court for the night match.
where do I punch my time card?
Note — this is not my dog, but damn he’s cute!
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I’ve been watching TV coverage of The Championships: Wimbledon for as long as I can remember, and this is the first time I’ve heard this term used to describe today’s pause in play.
In case you’re not a tennis fan, Wimbledon runs for 13 days — Monday through Sunday — and traditionally does not schedule any matches on the first Sunday. Today.
I hate Middle Sunday.
After a full week of great tennis, I’m totally spoiled. In fact, I’m having Wimbledon withdrawal. It almost makes me wish it had rained a bit more this week, because in the past, they have had to play tennis on Middle Sunday to make up matches.
Of course, they don’t call it Middle Sunday then. No, the day has to have a new name –
Yeah…I would like that way better.
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I know I can do anything I set my mind to…be anything I want to be. But even if I lived in England and were the appropriate age…
I could never be a Wimbledon ball girl.
Look at that steely gaze. She maintains it the entire match.
Does she smile? Never. Appear to enjoy the match or be affected by the tennis legends that are playing mere meters — yes, meters, it is in England — away?
Not a chance.
She’s severe. Precise. Efficient. Her top stays tucked into her skirt, even after she sprints across the court to retrieve a loose ball. And most important of all….
She can aim the tennis ball when she throws it.
Shoot — give those ball girls a superhero movie with a summer release date. They’re not human!
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I have tennis on the brain this week. Or as Geoff Peterson would say –
I’ve been watching the French Open as much as humanly possibly on this side of the drink.
I bought my tickets to the US Open yesterday — one of the best things about living in New York City — through the American Express advance purchase sale.
(Because membership has its privileges….)
And I am already looking forward to watching Wimbledon over the Fourth of July holidays right here at home.
I hear rumors on Facebook and Twitter that the NBA playoffs are going on somewhere, but seriously — how can people even think about ‘pro’ basketball — when there is so much tennis going on??
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Guess which Olympic sport I’m watching this morning?
Murray vs. Federer, for the gold medal, in a Wimbledon final rematch — it will be EPIC!
(Now, sit down everyone…and put down your balls.)
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Wimbledon is a racket.
I look forward to it every year, and watch every moment of tennis that my schedule allows.
But this year?
My actual body clock reset itself to make sure of it.
I normally wake up around 7am every morning — without an alarm — to walk the dog. But this year during Wimbledon, I have been popping out of bed between 5:30-6:00am
I know that the first hour of Wimbledon coverage on ESPN is bogus chit-chat, and the matches don’t start until 8:00am. But my body doesn’t. And I especially know that the weekend coverage doesn’t begin until 9:00am.
Go back to sleep.
(I’m not listening.)
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The US Open did the right thing.
After rainy weather forced them to cancel the entire day session on Friday, they allowed ticket holders for that session to attend Saturday’s makeup matches. As a Friday ticket holder, I salute them and I thank them…because they didn’t have to do it.
Their bad weather policy clearly states that there are no refunds or makeups on championship weekend, which includes Friday. So, again, thank you.
With that show of smarts and heart in mind, I now appeal to the US Open to follow the example recently set by the Championships at Wimbledon and put a roof on at least one of your courts…so that delays such as this one don’t affect the tourney with such magnitude again.
If Ashe is too large or cost-prohibitive, consider Armstrong. And consider how much you will gain in time savings, player morale, and fan appreciation.