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Your Call, Aug. 20 08/20/2008 - 10:52 AM

Smallyourcall_5 Mornin', everyone. I'm going out to the US Open qualies today, to pick up my credentials and poke around a little. Not much more to add for now, except to say that I'll be posting later in the day, and expect to bump into some of you out at the BJKNTC this afternoon. Tomorrow, we have the US Open official draw ceremony, and then Friday I'll be back out at Flushing Meadow. Enjoy today's tennis action and comment on it here. Also, keep your eyes open for Thursday's Deuce Club posts, where I'm going to ask those of you who will be attending the US Open, and may want to hook up with fellow TWibe membere, to make yourselves know.


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Posted by Ziegs79 08/20/2008 at 11:01 AM

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is among the seeded players - is it confirmed he will be playing the US Open despite not having played since May? I'm looking forward to being in NY for Labor Day weekend and walking the grounds...how easy is it to get a ticket/grounds pass during the middle Friday/Saturday/Sunday? Also, why did Gasquet not play the Olympics or LA/Washington?

Posted by Sher 08/20/2008 at 11:05 AM

reposting from the other thread, because I'm not done pitching Jesse Levine :)

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Nice article on Jesse Levine:

http://tinyurl.com/6ccj4y

Naturally, I first noticed him because he was Federer's practice partner at US Open, but I was there for his match against Rafa in Toronto. He had Rafa at 1-4, pretty neat feat.

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Posted by NP 08/20/2008 at 11:05 AM

This has been one heck of an Olympics, folks. First Michael Phelps wins an unprecedented 8 golds, then Usain Bolt pulls off another unprecedented two-peat by setting WRs in BOTH the 100m and 200m races. Savor this historic moment. Frankly, who cares about tennis right now?

Posted by Arun (Go Smiley Fed) 08/20/2008 at 11:07 AM

No Grand slam winners or Gold Medalists today?

Posted by jewell 08/20/2008 at 11:08 AM

Hey Sam (continuing from previous thread),

I thought the incessant weather moaning would give me away. :)

I rooted for Tim always but I've never liked his game that much; I just prefer power-baseline play. Always have. When everyone else was talking about Sampras etc I was desperately trying to catch Moya on the three minutes a year the BBC provided of the FO.

NP: yay, but then the Olympics always throws up some greats.

Posted by ron 08/20/2008 at 11:12 AM

jewell:

I'm with you. I prefer the power-baseline play too. When everyone was talking about Pete I was dreaming about Andre. I also have always loved Moya too. I'm not a fan of counter-punchers, but of aggressive baseline play.

I have a question. I was just checking the USO qualifying draw sheet and I didn't see Frank Dancevic's name anywhere. Does anyone know if he's not playing or if he somehow got back into the top 100 in time to make it into the main draw?

Posted by Sher 08/20/2008 at 11:14 AM

NP, I'm with you on the Olympics joy but perhaps this is the wrong forum to be saying who cares about tennis... ;-)

Posted by ron 08/20/2008 at 11:15 AM

And yes, this has been a fantastic Olympics. It's been a while since they've held my attention every single day. Thanks to Phelps, Bolt, the Redeem Team, gymnastics, and yes, tennis.

I'm happy that the tennis is all over so that I can now enjoy the rest of the Games and be all refreshed for more great tennis next week in NYC. It's going to be a great Open, I can just feel it. All year this year has been producing amazing sports stories in everything from tennis to football/soccer, to the Olympics, etc. It's a good time to be a sports fan.

Posted by ron 08/20/2008 at 11:17 AM

Sher: 11:14 a.m.

Ahem, good point Sher.

Posted by NP 08/20/2008 at 11:18 AM

jewell: True, but this is an UNPRECEDENTED duo we're talking about. We all know by now that Phelps is an already better all-around swimmer than Spitz, and not even Carl Lewis set WRs in NEITHER the 100m or 200m race at the 1984 Olympics. I don't think we're gonna see anything like this at a single Olympics for at least half a century.

Posted by Sher 08/20/2008 at 11:18 AM

ron, just doing my part to stop the lynch mob.

Posted by NP 08/20/2008 at 11:20 AM

Sher & ron: That was tongue-in-cheek. :)

Posted by Tennis Fan 08/20/2008 at 11:22 AM

Chaki wins!

Posted by Griff 08/20/2008 at 11:24 AM

I prefer power baseline play combined with finishing at the net when opportunity shows itself.

Posted by Nancy 08/20/2008 at 11:27 AM

*waves to Sam and Tari*
I missed you guys :)

Aussiemarg - How are you now? good thing that you're back home.

I've been trying to erase the Olympic horror from my memory and nurse my MANY wounds( which was caused ny other players, not only Nalby)
He said he lost because of the lack of match practice and steady pace. His serve was a nightmare (44%) and too many UEs and he only converted 1 out of 4 BPs so to sum up, the match was physically and emotionally painful to watch though there was a glimpse of brilliance in the middle of the horror match....the good news is, he wasn't feeling any physical pain (i'm trying to positive about anything)
there is a thread on his page on MTF with the title "U.S OPEN - time to stop the bleeding?"
I hope so but with that serve it's not likely to stop

Apparently he is still in the Village...and while i was in a mourning period, I saw this :
http://tinyurl.com/5e4vyv
http://tinyurl.com/6dhjhe
http://tinyurl.com/64lm3u
It made me laugh so hard..at least he is having fun, i almost never see any cheerful pics of him so that was really nice.
ofcourse if it wasn't for MTF i'd never see such pics so a BIG THANK YOU to all the fabulous people there

Posted by tennisesq. 08/20/2008 at 11:30 AM

"True, but this is an UNPRECEDENTED duo we're talking about. We all know by now that Phelps is an already better all-around swimmer than Spitz"

NP,
I don't know about that. Didn't Spitz compete in a traditional speedo AND with a moustache? The swimmers these days compete in high tech suits and high tech swimming pools. That's the reason so many world records were broken. I guess you can analogize it to tennis with wooden rackets vs. the racket/string technology today.

Posted by jewell 08/20/2008 at 11:31 AM

NP: hm. Not denying the greatness but not sure I agree with you on the unprecedentedness. (if that is even a word)

The BBC had an interesting top 10 Olympians list a couple of days ago on their highlights programme - Phelps was on it, and Spitz, and Bolt, can't remember where - Jesse Owens was no 2 and Steve Redgrave at 1. (well - it was a British list, what else could be expected?)

Oh I am looking forward to the USO draw!

Posted by Tennis Fan 08/20/2008 at 11:32 AM

This win put Chaki back in the top 10 for at least a week.

Posted by tennisesq. 08/20/2008 at 11:32 AM

*typo alert*

racket = racquet

Ugh

Posted by Sam 08/20/2008 at 11:34 AM

"I thought the incessant weather moaning would give me away. :)"

jewell: Oh yeah, I forgot about that. ;-)

Posted by Christopher 08/20/2008 at 11:35 AM

For those of you from the last Your Call thread fearing that we'll see nothing but baseline ball bashing in the WTA from here on out, don't forget that in the 90's everyone was complaining that baseline play was dead for men's tennis and that the game would be dominated by big serve and volley players forever more. Now people are complaining that serve and volley tennis is dead. I'm sure that things will change in women's tennis as well. There are bound to be some quality players who have a more all-court game and start inspiring younger players. Justine was great and a completely joy to watch, but I fear that Maria S. has been far more influential as a player (though for all the wrong reasons). If Maria was an aggressive serve and volley player like Martina N., I bet you'd see more younger players emulating that style. There are weaknesses in the common women's game today that such a player could exploit.

Posted by NP 08/20/2008 at 11:36 AM

[Cross-posted from yesterday's YC]

Black Matt, I really don't wanna get into the endless Paul-Williams debate, so I'll just add a few words. Note that we're talking about who's the better POINT GUARD. Not who's the better player, but better PG. Everyone knows that Deron scores more than Paul (actually Chris scored more last season, but I digress), but this is largely because Chris usually doesn't attempt as many shots. And I disagree that Deron is equally good in passing. They may make equally many assists, but Chris' passes are generally more difficult and spectacular, which makes him a better passer IMO. As for their defense, Chris does gamble a lot, but again that's what makes his defense more fun to watch, not to mention more effective as it puts more pressure on his opponents. Finally you admit yourself that Paul is a better rebounder and ballhandler. So... who is the better PG? I'll second MA and pick Paul.

And MA, I gotta say Kobe was a slightly more deserving MVP than Paul, but like you said that's a discussion for another day.

Posted by aussiemarg(lowner of legs unwrapped) 08/20/2008 at 11:36 AM

micheal phelps is the greatest swimmer ever,yes i truly believe that,he is perfection in every stroke!,aussie swimming commentator remarked phelps [he is a alien ]just give him the medals now,thank you michael,i am glad you came in my life time,i enjoyed you so much,enjoy your sojurn,please come back in 2012,i for one can't wait!

Posted by jewell 08/20/2008 at 11:37 AM

Christopher: yeah, good point.

Posted by Tennis Fan 08/20/2008 at 11:39 AM

Mauresmo and Schnyder are up.

Posted by aussiemarg(lowner of legs unwrapped) 08/20/2008 at 11:40 AM

nancy, thanks for the links,great david enjoyed the games,it meant so much more than just competing,the atmosphere,the friendships that were made,i think sometimes people lose sight of that.

Posted by Arun (Go Smiley Fed) 08/20/2008 at 11:40 AM

Go Mauresmo!

Posted by Sam 08/20/2008 at 11:40 AM

Nancy: If you notice that supplies are low in the HC bar, it's because I had a rough week at work last week. ;-)

Posted by Sam 08/20/2008 at 11:41 AM

Allez Amelie!

Posted by jewell 08/20/2008 at 11:42 AM

Vamos Amelie!

ugh, mix of Spanish and French creates strange sounds in head.

Posted by rafanadal101 08/20/2008 at 11:44 AM

31st!

Posted by Rachael 08/20/2008 at 11:45 AM

Seppi :D take that, eyebrows.

Posted by NP 08/20/2008 at 11:46 AM

tennisesq, note that I said Phelps is a better ALL-AROUND swimmer. With all due respect to Spitz, he wasn't proficient in as many styles as Phelps. But you're right that we need to consider what effects today's tech have on swimming. Who knows what Spitz could've done in a NASA-designed Speedo and in a greater-depth pool.

jewell, that's a topic I'll need some time to address. Let me say for now that I agree with you on Redgrave. :)

And Argentina leads Greece 78-75 with only one min to go.

Posted by jewell 08/20/2008 at 11:47 AM

NP: got to keep you occupied somehow!

Posted by NP 08/20/2008 at 11:47 AM

Greece is toast. Ginobili just made a superb layup to make it a 5-point margin with less than a min remaining.

Posted by DOWN THE TEE 08/20/2008 at 11:49 AM

Peter-

Glad you have been able to make it out to Flushing for the qualies. It's a great way to see the up and coming players while they are young.

Look for Ricardas Berankis to do big things in the near future. He is currently on court at the qualies tournament, but even if he can't qualify this year he has a bright future!

Check out DOWN THE TEE tennis blog, which is my brand new tennis blog with daily updates! Let me know what you think!

http://www.downtheteetennisblog.blogspot.com/

Have fun at the 2008 US Open!

Posted by Tennis Fan 08/20/2008 at 11:50 AM

Wozniacki wins!

Posted by jewell 08/20/2008 at 11:51 AM

Oh yay for Wozniacki, I liked what I saw of her at Wimbledon.

Posted by NP 08/20/2008 at 11:53 AM

A missed three-pointer gives Argentina a win over Greece, with the final score of 80-78. Wow, that was a close call.

Thanks, jewell. :)

And AM, agree that Phelps is the greatest swimmer ever. I'll address whether he's the greatest athlete or Olympian later in my response to jewell.

Posted by tennisesq. 08/20/2008 at 11:53 AM

NP,
I'm not sure what you mean by "All-Around." You have to be more specific. Just kidding! =) I find it interesting that technology has altered swimming as a sport. I wonder if there are any sports today that technology has not tinkered with. What's next? JPL designed leotards for gymnasts?

Posted by Tennis Fan 08/20/2008 at 11:54 AM

This wins puts Wozniacki in the top 20!

Posted by aussiemarg(lowner of legs unwrapped) 08/20/2008 at 11:54 AM

guys regarding the serve and volley play, the juniors of today,aren't taught how to volley,thats a fact,novak had to hire the services of mark woodford to help him out on his volley play,you see some players coming to the net these days,they haven't got a clue,how to set up the volley for a start,you have to know the right time to come in,its about setting up the right and correct shot,to come in,then play the volley,lets get back to basics in all over court play,the volley is a essential part of that,maybe we need to imploy the great volley players of the past to give our juniors a head start on that one.

Posted by Nancy 08/20/2008 at 11:55 AM

"If you notice that supplies are low in the HC bar, it's because I had a rough week at work last week. ;-)"

Oh no Sam!! I was counting on you to keep the bar alive while i was busy hunting down Monsieur Monfils

Posted by Chany 08/20/2008 at 11:55 AM

Down the Tee - I liked your site! and I voted too! I'll make sure to check there from now on. I'd like to see more in-depth style articles like you did. Much appreciated.
Vamos Rafael. (You know you I voted for!)

Posted by Sam 08/20/2008 at 11:55 AM

Sorry Nancy! *hangs head in shame*

Posted by Arun (Go Smiley Fed) 08/20/2008 at 11:57 AM

Fact: Neither Tostitos nor the Drinks are safe in Nancy's bar these days!

Posted by Sam 08/20/2008 at 11:58 AM

LOL Arun

Posted by aussiemarg(lowner of legs unwrapped) 08/20/2008 at 11:59 AM

np thank you for agreeing me with phelps being the greatest swimmer ever,can't wait to hear your comments to jewell re if he is the greatest ever,

Posted by Nancy 08/20/2008 at 11:59 AM

Sam :)
I hope things are going well at work this week

Posted by Sam 08/20/2008 at 11:59 AM

Nancy: On the plus side, I've come up with a potential new hire for the bar.

Posted by Sam 08/20/2008 at 12:00 PM

Nancy: Much better this week, thanks. I spent some quality time with my friends Sam Adams and Blue Moon over the weekend. ;-)

Posted by Nancy 08/20/2008 at 12:01 PM

LOL Arun
You better stay on my good side these days or you'll be on my list too...i just need to kill Monf first

Posted by Tennis Fan 08/20/2008 at 12:05 PM

Penneta/Cirstea up. Mauresmo finally got a break and is serving for the first set.

Posted by jewell 08/20/2008 at 12:06 PM

Thanks for the updates, Tennis Fan.

Posted by Tennis Fan 08/20/2008 at 12:08 PM

Mauresmo takes the first set over Schynder.

Posted by Nancy 08/20/2008 at 12:10 PM

"I've come up with a potential new hire for the bar."

Sam - I'm so proud of you... you waste no time :)
I also need Beth and Rachael to find me a new bartender...God help me, i think i need one for myself just to help me go through the next fortnight

Posted by rg.nadal 08/20/2008 at 12:11 PM

Anna C won!Hurrah.
Mauresmo should do well in U\the USO, what with most players not in their best form.

Posted by ron 08/20/2008 at 12:11 PM

Sher: 11:18 a.m.

Stepped out for a bit. I actually thought you meant me too because I said I was glad the tennis was all over at the Games. :)

NP: I kind of figured that.

Posted by NP 08/20/2008 at 12:12 PM

tennisesq, one thing I can say is that it's foolish to underestimate what technology can do and how much it will improve. It's an interesting world, indeed.

And NP, AM. (Hopefully you know by now what I mean by "NP.") BTW I gotta question your claim re S&V. Are you sure the juniors aren't taught how to volley anymore? If you meant to say net play is given less emphasis today then I'd certainly agree, but not teaching how to volley at all? I admit I haven't had or been to a tennis lesson in ages, but I still find your claim a little hard to believe.

And in volleyball-related news the USA leads Serbia 12-10 in the last set.

Posted by Arun (Go Smiley Fed) 08/20/2008 at 12:12 PM

"You better stay on my good side these days"
I always am, Nancy. :) But, I won't testify who is responsible for the 'Tostito-gate'!

"Mauresmo takes the first set over Schynder."
Sweet!

Posted by ron 08/20/2008 at 12:16 PM

Pete:

I asked this question further up but no one has answered so far. If you're there, maybe you could tell me. I was looking over the qualifying draw for the Open for Frank Dancevic's name and couldn't find it. I know he slipped out of the top 100 and would most likely have to qualify. Do you know if he's just not playing or did he somehow slip back into the top 100 in time?

Posted by NP 08/20/2008 at 12:16 PM

The USA men's volleyball team proceeds to the gold-medal match with a 3-2 win. Has this been a great day for Team USA or what?

And gotcha, ron.

Posted by Tari 08/20/2008 at 12:17 PM

Would there have been guacamole missing along with those Tostitos, by chance? ;-)

Posted by aussiemarg(lowner of legs unwrapped) 08/20/2008 at 12:18 PM

np gee you are good at picking up the little things, let me say the kids of today aren't shown the correct way of how to play the volley,gee i see it all the time,even wally masur who does a lot of our junior development here in oz says the same,also pls get the juniors to go learn on the clay the surface that shows you how to construct points,footwork,defense,offense,stc,the surface that rewards the player,who thinks!

Posted by Sam 08/20/2008 at 12:21 PM

Nancy: My selection is Sarah Shahi (from the NBC show "Life"). Let me know what you think.

Posted by rg.nadal 08/20/2008 at 12:25 PM

Any idea whats wrong with the live scores section of tennisworld? its not showing the Amelie match score.

Posted by Sam 08/20/2008 at 12:26 PM

rg.nadal - Not sure, but I've had problems with the Live Scores page for most of the past month.

Posted by aussiemarg(lowner of legs unwrapped) 08/20/2008 at 12:26 PM

np one more thing,the players of today,are the base liners,they are reluctant to come into the net,gosh how many times to we see that today,the era of the sampras has gone,along with the other great volley players,roger is a great volley player,he too sometimes dosen't come into the net as he should,is it a fear of being passed or i am not confident enough?

Posted by Ruth 08/20/2008 at 12:27 PM

As a confirmed Olympics junkie, I just want to throw in two points (picked up from a discussion comparing past and present Olympics swimming). On one hand, it was pointed out that Spitz's 7 medals could have been 8 if one race (I think it was the 50m butterfly) was included during his time in the Olympics: so, those who are influenced by the numbers game, take note. On the other hand, the folks doing the talking seemed to agree that the depth of the competition currently existing in swimming is vastly greater than it was during the time when Spitz competed.

And, to tie this in to tennis :), as I listened to the discussion, I was struck by how calmly the participants were able to talk about what they saw as an obvious difference in depth of competition Spitz and Phelps faced. I could only wish that all TWers could be equally calm and reasonable about that important factor when it comes up in discussions about players from different eras -- instead of angrily charging that others are trying to insult one or another of their favorites.

Posted by Rachael 08/20/2008 at 12:28 PM

Nancy, you need a new bartender?
here's my current obsession I put forward, Simon Neil the vocalist from Biffy Clyro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGjDsVPV6VI

Posted by Maplesugar at work 08/20/2008 at 12:30 PM

Sam, the penny dropped!
:)

**Posted by Sam 08/20/2008 @ 12:00 PM

...I spent some quality time with my friends Sam Adams and Blue Moon over the weekend. ;-)... **


Posted by Tennis Fan 08/20/2008 at 12:31 PM

Ron: Re: Frank Dancevic

Direct acceptances were announce over a month ago. I can't find the list on the USO website. However, his ranking in June and July was in the 80s and 90s. As the direct acceptances go to 104 he should be in the tournament and not need to qualify or a wildcard.

Posted by Sam 08/20/2008 at 12:31 PM

Bravo, Ruth!

Posted by Tennis Fan 08/20/2008 at 12:32 PM

Schynder is up 4-1 in second set. Penneta made quick work of the first set 6-3 over Cirstea.

Posted by rg.nadal 08/20/2008 at 12:32 PM

sam: Thanks. So where do you suggest i look for live match scores? Even Eurosport acting evil!

Posted by Nancy 08/20/2008 at 12:33 PM

Sam - I concur :)

That's her right?
http://tinyurl.com/5cj6jp
i've found many pics of her but i don't think i can post any of them..this was the only approriate pic

And for the ladies, let me know what you think (guys don't open this link)
http://tinyurl.com/585dxn
I figured the more the merrier

Posted by Nancy 08/20/2008 at 12:36 PM

"approriate" !!
Ugh...I hate myself

Posted by greenhopper 08/20/2008 at 12:36 PM

Hey Nancy!
Good to have you back.
For a male bartender, I thought of Cavic, the Serbian swimmer.
http://miloradcavic.com/

Posted by aussiemarg(lowner of legs unwrapped) 08/20/2008 at 12:36 PM

gee i am having a music feast here tonight,gone off prince,now listening to tom petty and the heatbreakers,with their classic song with stevie nicks,stop draggin my heart around

Posted by Tari 08/20/2008 at 12:37 PM

Nancy: Uh. Yeah. :)

Posted by jewell 08/20/2008 at 12:37 PM

rg.nadal: you could try the ATP's live scoreboard - works for me most of the time. I can't use the tennis.com at all.

Posted by Arun (Go Smiley Fed) 08/20/2008 at 12:38 PM

Thanks for that only appropriate pic, Nancy. Sam's selections always turn out to be highly motivated individuals. ;-)

Posted by jewell 08/20/2008 at 12:38 PM

I just realised that was daft, because presumably it won't carry WTA scores.

*needs cup of tea*

Posted by Sam 08/20/2008 at 12:39 PM

Nancy: I couldn't access that link from work.

Arun: ;-)

Posted by rg.nadal 08/20/2008 at 12:40 PM

For live scores:
www.flashscore.com/tennis/

Posted by ron 08/20/2008 at 12:40 PM

rg.nadal:

Did you try the Sony/Ericsson site? Their live scoring is usually pretty good.

Posted by Backhand blaster 08/20/2008 at 12:41 PM

Meanwhile...away from the Olympic games and the good light the world's best athletes are putting on a corrupt government, two elderly women who attempted to get permits to protest in areas designated for protest by the IOC and the Chinese government are sent to be "re-educated"...they join the estimated 300,000 in "re-education" camps in China.
Not to put a blemish on Rafa's and Roger's gold medals...
from today's nytimes...
http://tinyurl.com/5fcqk8

Posted by aussiemarg(lowner of legs unwrapped) 08/20/2008 at 12:43 PM

rg nadal, i thought you would be trying to find the best oddds for roger,regarding the uo open,or have you already placed your bet?

Posted by NP 08/20/2008 at 12:43 PM

Guess I took your post a tad too literally, AM. My bad. I'll just add that I don't think there's anything wrong with today's tennis pedagogy per se. The current lack of emphasis on net play is just a reflection of the raging power-baseline game. Once enough S&Vers emerge the volley will make its comeback in tennis instruction. And of course it works the other way around, too, so if the tennis instructors want to have S&V back on the map they need to do their own part, not just through the instructions but also through, say, appeals to the officials to adopt a greater variety of court surfaces.

Posted by ron 08/20/2008 at 12:43 PM

Tennis Fan: 12:31 p.m.

Thanks for that. I know about the top 100-104 getting in automatically. It's just that I wasn't sure because I know his ranking LAST year at this time was in the 80s and 90s but then he was injured and had points to defend this year in the HC season that he didn't, and slipped back to around 120. Are you sure those weren't his stats from last year? (he says with fingers crossed.)

Posted by jewell 08/20/2008 at 12:43 PM

Interesting article (and excuse to look at some rather nice pictures yet again):

http://nymag.com/news/sports/49288/

Sorry about the lack of tinyurl, I can't get to grips with it at all.

Posted by rg.nadal 08/20/2008 at 12:44 PM

ron:
can access it in my home, not at work. its blocked i think. So how is your day 1 out here?

Posted by ron 08/20/2008 at 12:44 PM

aussiemarg: 12:36 p.m.

Tom Petty, now you're talkin'. He's (they're) my favourite.

Posted by jewell 08/20/2008 at 12:45 PM

NP: But presumably serve and volley works well on hard courts? And there are more hard courts than anything else.

Posted by ron 08/20/2008 at 12:46 PM

rg.nadal: 12:44 p.m.

Hey, my day is going great, and yours? Listen, if you can access the atptennis.com site you can get live scores there too because the tourney is both the men and the women.

Posted by Arun (Go Smiley Fed) 08/20/2008 at 12:47 PM

Backhand Blaster: That doesn't look good at all. That's an orderly Dictatorship IMO.

Posted by Tennis Fan 08/20/2008 at 12:47 PM

Schynder has take the second set 6-3.

Posted by NP 08/20/2008 at 12:50 PM

Ruth, agree with your 2nd point (and 1st, but that's not what I'm about to address). It still amazes me how some tennis fanatics blow a volcano at the mere suggestion that their fave players' competition wasn't or hasn't been as tough as another player's. They really take it as a personal insult when it was anything but. Glad to see another Twer recognizing this obvious but unfortunately not-so-obvious-to-others distinction.

AM, you like Tom Petty, too? You're right, you do have good tastes in music. :)

Posted by rg.nadal 08/20/2008 at 12:50 PM

ron: Thats great to know. Yeah, i was a regular at the atp score site. but java & flash are disabled at work.Anyway, got to go.Ciao. Good day.

Posted by aussiemarg(lowner of legs unwrapped) 08/20/2008 at 12:51 PM

ron, yes love him,its there greatest hits,love the duet he does with steve nicks, it goes for 4 mins,sorry have changed to jackson browne,love jackson,too,just a music buff,seeing you live in canada,love leonard cohen,he rocks my soul,can't get enough of the leonard,a living legend!

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