Oh, how everyone loves to poke fun at the French.
How rude they are, how lazy, how smug!
But at Roland Garros, the French crowds overwhelmingly supported #1 Novak Djokovic in his quest for his first French Open title and career grand slam.
It may have been Novak’s 12th major title, but it was the first time he didn’t have to battle the crowd as well.
I for one am loving all things French today.
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It’s the US Open Men’s Championship. Djokovic is playing Federer. All is right with the world.
Have you spied Roger’s gear for this year’s tourney? His tennis whites are outlined in bright poppy pink.
Even his tennis shoes are dyed this neon bright color.
I’m not a fan of pink, but this isn’t an issue of personal preference.
The hot pink is an unusual choice, and I’m wondering if it was psychological. Did Roger’s team hope that the color would have its rumored effect of sapping his opponent’s strength?
Stan Wawrinka wore a similar hue in his triumphant run earlier this year at the French Open — in plaid shorts, no less.
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#1 in the world
#1 seed at Wimbledon
Reigning Wimbledon champion
Now playing on Court #1
#2 in the world
#2 seed at Wimbledon
Last won Wimbledon in 2012
Now playing on Centre Court
Something doesn’t add up…
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In basketball games, the home team wears white, and the visiting team wears a more saturated color.
In tennis, the players wear whatever they please, regardless of their seed in the tournament.
That’s why all of us watching the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters tournament on Tennis Channel are experiencing eye strain.
Both players in orange jerseys.
On an orange clay court.
I believe my eyes are bleeding orange blood, too.
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Tagged basketball, blood, clay court, color, entertainment, eye strain, eyes, Fashion, home team, Humor, Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, Novak Djokovic, orange, Rafa Nadal, Sports, Television, tennis, Tennis Channel, tennis tournament, tournament seed, visiting team
This pic from the ATP World Tour Finals in London is proof positive —
Everyone should suit up for their selfies.
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I spend most Fourth of July holidays occupied by a very British tradition —
The Championships, Wimbledon
In recent years there haven’t been any American tennis players, male or female, in contention for the major titles. This year’s champions are Serbian Novak Djokovic — yay! — and Czech Petra Kvitova.
But things may be changing in a few years.
The boys Wimbledon final was an all-American affair between qualifier Noah Rubin and six-seeded Stefan Kozlov. Rubin won in three sets and the two players, who are friends off-court, posed for this patriotic shot with their trophies:
Finally — some American fireworks in jolly ol’ England!
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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 am not one to debate politics. It’s wasted breath, in my book. And someone usually gets mad (even if they won’t admit is).
But today I found myself arguing about — of all things — tennis players. And realized it sounded much the same.
My opponent was a Federer man. Me? I’m Djokovic all the way. We had both been to US Open earlier in the week, and our conversation of shared experiences quickly dissolved into a volley of insults.
He finds Nole cocky. I think Roger defines arrogance. While we both agree that Federer is an amazing player, I find him boring to watch; he finds Fed fluid.
I like a player with personality which Djokovic has in spades. My opponent finds some of his schtick funny, but he’s a Federer man. I’m Nole all the way.
Yep. We made a lot of progress, like most political discussions.
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