Sunday, July 6, 2008

All Hail King Rafael!

After watching the best all around tennis match in my life, I am just beyond thrilled that i saw history in the making. Roger and Rafael gave us the ultimate and I stuck with it the entire Sunday through both rain delays and it being the longest match in Wimbledon history. On Saturday I have my all american final and on Sunday it went from breakfast at Wimbledon to dinner at Wimbledon literally. From Roger coming back from two sets down to both men having their break chances until Rafeal finally capitalized on his, it was a beautiful display of two champions who in the end showed great class and respect for each other. It was heartbreaking seeing Roger's tears and pain of not winning six straight to break the tie between him and Bjorn Borg to seeing Rafeal's tears of joy and elation and having his own history of winning the French and Wimbledon that hadn't been done since 1980 by Borg. My hope is that this rivalry continues for at least another five to six years down the road, this is what men's tennis has needed and hasn't had since the Agassi and Sampres era.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Venus and Serena have a classic match

The match started off with Serena looking to be in control and ended with Venus completely dominating and overpowering Serena where it counted. As I watched this match this morning I was so thrilled to see one that wasn't filled with sloppy play or a ridiculous amount of unforced errors, clearly after five years of not being in a final both Venus and Serena have matured and Wimbledon has become Venus's domain. Now Venus joins Steffi and Martina as the only players with five or more singles titles and she played like she wanted it more.

For the final icing on the cake for today, both sisters won their third women double's title at Wimbledon and it clearly showed their poise and greatness to be able to handle their epic match and comeback and completely demolish their opposition. Well done ladies and thank you for a wonderful breakfast at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Friday, July 4, 2008

A-Rod and his wife split maybe but when is he going to show up?

I know that's the news that everyone is saying and believing. My biggest concern though is that for all of the money that Alex has been payed over the years he never comes through during the playoffs and lately he's been MIA except when the game is out of reach. If he and his wife are splitting up that's rather unfortunate but as a sports fan I'd like to see him do something to make the Yankees look like the zillion bucks they are spending on him. I'm not a diehard Yankee fan but I’ve been a fan of Alex since his Rangers days and it's easier rooting for him in the American League since I am a National League fan growing up the ultimate Atlanta Braves fan, I only root against him if it comes down to a World Series Situation which by the looks of things won't be a problem this year.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Thank you Venus and Serena

I think this title match is going to be really awesome. Neither sister has lost a set during this Wimbledon run of theirs and yes I know it's all I've been talking about but this is so incredible and I want to enjoy it while these incredible sisters are in their prime. It's not everyday that you get to see exceptional players as well as sisters no less give us some awesome moments in tennis watching. I'll be there with bells on Saturday morning marveling in the spectacle of the Williams sisters.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

So far so good Williams sisters

I won't say too much i don't want to jinx it but that all Williams final as i said before would be great, i can't believe it's been 5 years since we've had one and i hope it's an all out slugfest. With the men's tennis pretty much going to be Roger and Raffi, the women's side needs this excitement with nearly all of the top seeds gone bye bye.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Venus and Serena it's crunch time

Today i wait on pins and needles hoping that the Williams sisters make it through this round of 16 at Wimbledon, with American players having their worst showing since 1926 and only the two of them and one other american left, all i can say ladies please make it so I can have some great matches to watch this fourth of July weekend. I'm pleading with you.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Derrick Rose is going home

Derrick Rose is going to be playing for the hometown some see it as great; others as a extra pressure trap either way it comes down to the support system you have around you. For the Chicago Bulls this gives them true excitement they haven't truly felt since the Jordan Era ended. Although not a Chicago Bulls fan i wish Derrick nothing but the best.