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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What a difference a day makes.
Sam Groth, an unseeded player from Australia, was last seen on the courts at Wimbledon in his traditional tennis whites. Nothing to mar the surface except the brand logo.
It is a different story today during his headline match on centre court with Roger Federer.
Note the sponsor patch that has been applied on his right sleeve. There is another out of view on his left arm as well.
Those last-minute sponsorships can earn a player $50,000 a pop.
When you add that to his projected winnings for losing in the third round — it looks that way at this point — Groth could walk away a Wimbledon ‘loser’ with close to a quarter of a million US dollars.
A good week.
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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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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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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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Turns out today’s date — 09.09.09 — has turned the whole world whack. Literally thousands of Chinese couples are marrying today because the number ‘nine’ sounds very similar to the word ‘longlasting’ in all major Chinese dialects.
What would they have all done if it sounded like ‘Cheetos?’ Or ‘democracy?’ Or ‘animal rights?’
We should be so lucky.
I, for one, am going to use all the superstition surrounding today’s date to ward off the rain. I have tickets to the US Open tonight, so I will knock wood, step over cracks in the sidewalk, and toss salt over my shoulder to keep the storm clouds at bay. I want to watch Roger Federer and Melanie Oudin on Center Court…not reruns on ESPN2.
If time permits, I’ll wander down to the food court and enjoy an egg roll. And if a marriage proposal comes with it, I’ll consider it.
But I prefer spicy mustard.
The 2009 US Open tennis tournament begins Monday at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing. Attending is always a highlight of my year and a true out-of-body experience.
I have watched the US Open on television since I was a very little girl. I loved Jimmy Connors’ spirit, bemoaned MacEnroe’s mouth, admired Lendl’s cool, endured Sampras’ calm, and was bored (most of the time) by Federer’s perfection. (I watched the women’s draw as well, but I do love the men.)
To get the chance to experience it in person always blows my mind.
The venues are smaller and more intimate then they appear on TV, and the personalities even bigger. You can sit in the highest level of Arthur Ashe stadium — and believe me, I have — and still have an incredible view of the action and all the celebrities in the crowd. During my first US Open, I watched Matthew Perry during every break in the action. (His seats were way better than mine. )
When you attend the US Open, you can also watch matches in Louis Armstrong, the Grandstand, and other smaller courts. You might get a chance to see some up-and-comer make their big move.
This year, I feel, is Andy Roddick’s Open. After his near success at Wimbledon, it seems destined to be. And I will be there, a very small part of tennis history.
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