Though this blog follows me as I travel the tennis tour, you won’t find many match analyses. I leave that to the experts! However, I am intrigued to see how a few player narratives from the past six months will evolve at the last major of the year, the US OPEN!
Player narratives that have kept me hooked these past six months:
Verdasco and Nadal’s 5+ hours semi-final match at the Australian Open ’09 gets the credit for helping to launch me out on the tour. I was enraptured and watched the whole darn thing. I wanted to know who the heck this guy was and how he was able to keep up with a player, who often dismissed him in straight sets. On the road, he was definitely the hottie that all the ladies lined up to see, but I have a feeling he wants to be more than the pretty boy, which I have to respect. I want to see if he can make as much waves as he did in Australia and possibly get rid of Murray in the fourth round ( I can’t help it) for us again.
I’m putting these two guys together because they jointly entrance and exasperate me with their play. When they are on court, there is such excitement and energy from the fans, particularly young boys, that you want to see them step up to the plate and finally deliver on their promised greatness. Could this finally be the Slam where one of these boys goes all the way? I wouldn’t be mad at them!