Yesterday I braved the storms.
I made the trek to Flushing and the US Open.
The rain had stopped. The courts were dry. I bought my hot dog and my soda in its 2012 souvenir cup.
Joining the faithful in the cheap seats, I shared my towel to wipe off the raindrops and then settled down to enjoy almost an entire set of tennis between the retiring Andy Roddick and Juan Martin Del Potro.
And then it started to rain.
I waited a bit. Then the players left the court. So I did, too.
By the time I got to the train tracks just outside the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the night session had officially been canceled.
I’m still happy to have made the journey yesterday…but not today.
The forecast is CRAP.
NOTE — After an initial two-hour delay, play resumed at the US Open. Damn forecasters never get it right.
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Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer?
As the US Open Tennis Tournament begins at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing tomorrow — and Rafa Nadal is out due to injury — the rivalry is back in the forefront.
Not to discredit Andy Murray’s gold medal at the Summer Olympics…but still —
Novak or Roger?
This video answers that question for me.
Who can be one of the greatest tennis players of all time and still have fun? Put on a good show for the kids assembled at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day? Not take himself — or his celebrity — too seriously?
I’d support that guy any day.
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