Tuesday, August 26, 2008

U.S. Open, Day 1

I've been a tennis fan since Chris Evert made those Lipton iced tea commercials and have watched the U.S. Open on USA Network since the late 80s. This year's Open is particularly interesting as usually dominant Roger Federer has had an off-year. Federer is a great frontrunner, but I have yet to see come from way behind in a big match. Last night I watched James Blake, who beat Federer in Beijing, survive a five-set match with American Donald Young.

1 comment:

Graham Powell said...

I watched the first two sets of Blake-Young. As McEnroe (and, later, Rod Laver) said, both players have the tools but they need to put a little more thought into their games.

I had not seen Young play before, and was shocked at how good he was at the net. I haven't seen anyone volley that well in a log time.