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Montreal Crisis Center, Day 5 08/14/2009 - 1:35 PM

89735298 Howdy, everyone. I'm a little late to the barn today, sorry 'bout that. Just had a big editorial meeting planning out our US Open coverage, for the magazine and website. I'll be doing the same-old, same-old, and also working on a few pieces for the magazine. Next week, I'm on vacation, but mostly lolly-gagging at the farm, so I'll  be on-line and keeping an eye on things. We'll have the usual Crisis Center posts (Rosangel pitching in a few of those days) but we'll go light on the red meat.

Week after (24th to 31st) is qualifying week at the US Open, and I'll be going out there pretty much daily, And once again let me remind you all that the US Open qualifying event is - by far - the best deal in tennis: admission is free, the concessions are mostly open, and the field always features surprisingly big names. You can sit courtside, basking in the sun, 15 feet from the players battling it out for a coveted spot in the main draw.  Get out there if you can.

I need to apologize for writing yesterday that Kim Clijsters is from the land of tulips and windmills; it was a silly error, not my first or last. Feel free to think of me as an ignorant xenophobe, but I'm pretty content with the stamps in my various current or expired passports, my European roots and all the cultural baggage that came with it, and my ability to get around in four or five languages. But that sounds self-justifying, doesn't it?

Anyway, you can also read more of my thoughts on Champagne Kim Clijsters over at ESPN today, where I go on a bit of a rant about the abuse of the verb "to retire," and the gerund derived from it. Now many of you know that one of my guilty pleasures is poking fun at Clijsters, which made it easier for me to connect a few dots that have been knocking around in my brain for some time now to get myself in a good mood to vent. But the reality is that I'm tired of the way the idea of retiring has been hijacked by some athletes (in the interest of fairness, Justine Henin is a culprit here, too - until proven otherwise in, oh, 10 years or so).

Let me make summarize: You retire when you get too old to work, or you get shoved out of your workplace because of your age. If you've ever seen a 72-year old geezer trying to fit a lady's foot into FM pumps at the shoe store, you'll know what I mean. Granted, the retirement age for a tennis player is far lower than for the average working stiff, but the idea that a 22 or 24 or 26 year old can "retire" is absurd. Maybe this is just semantics (you know, the way some people use "reticent" as a synonym for "reluctant"), but the reality is that "retire" is the wrong choice of word. After all, did you "retire" from that job collecting carts at the Price Chopper when you were in your senior year of college, or did you just get bored and quit?

Likewise, Clijsters got sick of tennis and she up and quit in the Spring of 2007. I'll hasten to add that there's no sin in that. It's her life, right? Or you can mute the idea and say she took a break, although she never said that herself (as far as I recall) - she preferred to declare that she was "retiring": done: finito, outta there, quit, shed of it, put it any way you want, but not that she "retired." People don't retire at age 24.

A player coming out of a proper retirement, to take one more shot at the golden ring, always plays on our heartstrings. And as much as some of us like Clijsters, I don't think we ought to get overly sentimental about her return to the game. Look at it this way: While Clijsters took her break, most of the other women of her generation on the WTA Tour kept doing the heavy lifting, and the punishments thereby incurred (see "S" for Sharapova). Clijsters is now returning at age 26, and while taking a long break from the game is always risky, it also has a variety of upsides (I'm sure Rafael Nadal fans have been making those cost-gain flow charts for weeks now), including the fact that she's got fewer miles on her clock than her main rivals.

Is it a mere coincidence that Clijsters is making her return exactly when it's obvious that Sharapova is beat up, the Williams sisters are increasingly erratic, Amelie Mauresmo is working her way out of the picture, and Henin is presently no factor in the game? Perhaps. But I suggest that there might have been some shrewd calculation involved here, too. I don't think there's anything wrong with that, either. All is fair in love, war and tennis. But let's not get carried away and pretend that Clijsters is like one of those old, punch-drunk tomato cans, climbing back into the ring one more time in some doomed, hopeless underdog's Quixotic quest. She did what she had to do - that is, quit - for reasons of her own, and she's coming  back for reasons of her own.

So that's my rant, Part II, and it plays into my long-time feeling that Clijsters is not exactly the happy-go-lucky girl next door, upon whom most everyone has bestowed that most anodyne of accolades "She's so. ..  nice." My feeling is that she always traded heavily on her niceness, and has expertly done so with this retirement narrative. She's a clever girl, that Kimmy, which is different from being merely nice, even if the two do intersect here and there. More power to her. The big question for me is whether she'll be more able than before to deliver the real goods - suck it up and respond to the call, doing what needs to be done to win the big titles.

The rest of it always was, and still is, a no-brainer for a player as young and blessed with talent as Clijsters.

-- Pete

As at 9:20pm ET, overflow going up.  Andrew

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Posted by tina 08/14/2009 at 08:48 PM

Dear Nole,

I beg of you, when the scoreboard says 4-1, just keep your head down and walk to your chair.

Hvala ti.

svaka cast,

a big American fan

Posted by Babe 08/14/2009 at 08:48 PM

DF: Lord havr mercy. May be he should play in speedos.

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 08/14/2009 at 08:49 PM

everybody rags on BG but i think he's a good commentator. better than killer who just whispers unintelligable stuff into the mic.

Posted by carnap 08/14/2009 at 08:49 PM

Message to Brad Gilbert: The word is "disastrous" not "disasterous."

Posted by Kristy 08/14/2009 at 08:50 PM

Nole with an ace. Andy nets a forehand. Shoot.

Posted by Babe 08/14/2009 at 08:50 PM

Oh leave Fed alone, will ya!

Posted by sblily (Meh > Wheeeeeeeee!!!/Vamos Maymo!) 08/14/2009 at 08:50 PM

LOL, carnap! And while we're at it, "frustrated" not "fustrated."

Posted by VC 08/14/2009 at 08:51 PM

Minibreaks exchanged. I have no clue what's going to happen next, unlike that train-wreck of a TB that Federer played against Tsonga.

Ace from Djokovic for 2-2.
Net approach, and Roddick hits FH into the net. Djokovic leads 3-2.
FH wide by Djokovic for 3-3.

All square at the changeover.

Posted by Babe 08/14/2009 at 08:51 PM

Good luck with that carnap. He can't very well listen when he talks all the damn time.

Posted by carnap 08/14/2009 at 08:51 PM

hahaha Sblily

Posted by Mr. X 08/14/2009 at 08:51 PM

They change sides at 3-3 in the TB. Nole gifted the mini-break to Andy in the first point, but Andy was kind enough to give it back with a FH UFE out of nowhere.

Posted by Kristy 08/14/2009 at 08:51 PM

Ha! Awesome serve by Andy. 4-3

Posted by carnap 08/14/2009 at 08:52 PM

Babe: If he listened to himself...well, he'd open a vein.

Posted by Babe 08/14/2009 at 08:52 PM

And disheveled does not belong in every sentence.

Posted by Babe 08/14/2009 at 08:52 PM

indeed!

Posted by toonie 08/14/2009 at 08:53 PM

This is so good a match I think I'd like it to go to three sets!

Posted by Babe 08/14/2009 at 08:53 PM

DF AGAIN. Jeez Nole.

Posted by greenhopper 08/14/2009 at 08:53 PM

another double. stick a fork in this guy.

Posted by carnap 08/14/2009 at 08:53 PM

ONE MORE YEAR...er set

Posted by Flyer 08/14/2009 at 08:53 PM

The only "good" (and I gag on that term) thing about Roger's tournament is that there really isn't a single match I'm interested in purchasing.

Will be mulling over for quite some time whether it's worth it to dole out the bucks to watch them.

Posted by sblily (Meh > Wheeeeeeeee!!!/Vamos Maymo!) 08/14/2009 at 08:53 PM

$&@%, Nole. :(

Posted by lionheart 08/14/2009 at 08:54 PM

df for noavk cmon dude 2 already your gini to manny free points on this tb and
now 2 mps

Posted by Kristy 08/14/2009 at 08:54 PM

Gulp, I wish they woulndn't say the match is on Roddick's racket.

Posted by Whitney 08/14/2009 at 08:54 PM

MP Roddick

Posted by Babe 08/14/2009 at 08:54 PM

Wow--match point.

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 08/14/2009 at 08:54 PM

well, clearly i'm alone feeling the bg love...haven't noticed him butchering his native tongue. too busy posting.

MP for Arod. go baby!

Posted by linz 08/14/2009 at 08:54 PM

No I haven't Kristy, but I usually like watching sports at home when I can- more comfortable that way =) Are you going to the Open? Are there any official TW plans for the Open?

Hold that...MATCH POINT.

Posted by Tfactor 08/14/2009 at 08:54 PM

Oh Nole another DF?

Match point for Roddick on his serve. That should do it

Posted by Samantha Elin, supporter of all things Scandinavian 08/14/2009 at 08:54 PM

Hi, Tina, hope your health is vey good. JJ seems to be getting it together. Ok, everyone enjoy the matches, I'm looking forward to Toronto, all my favorites are on the plane headed there. Cinci was a bust for me. Ciao dudes!

Posted by carnap 08/14/2009 at 08:54 PM

Congrats Roddick. Nole...nice match and great sportsmanship.

Posted by Babe 08/14/2009 at 08:55 PM

s'over! Congrats to Roddick & his fans!

Posted by Tim (2009 Year of Red Rogie ) 08/14/2009 at 08:55 PM

too bad Roddick cant be No. 4 seed for the US Open, Djoker is no way the No. 4 in the world anymore...

Posted by VC 08/14/2009 at 08:55 PM

Great serving under pressure by Andy. Djokovic under pressure now, serving at 3-4.

He plays a great point to level things at 4-4, dictating throughout.
2nd serve. More pressure. And DF. One could see that coming as Roddick crept up to return the 2nd serve.
Match on Roddick's racquet now, 5-4.

FH approach from Roddick is good enough to force the BH pass wide by Djokovic. Two matchpoints. And he takes it with an excellent point, in keeping with the quality of this match!

Posted by Kristy 08/14/2009 at 08:55 PM

Oh my god. He won! Andy beat Djoko... I honestly can't believe it.

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 08/14/2009 at 08:55 PM

Good win for Andy. and he seems so pleased!

Posted by toonie 08/14/2009 at 08:55 PM

or... Andy can win in straights!

Posted by sblily (Meh > Wheeeeeeeee!!!/Vamos Maymo!) 08/14/2009 at 08:55 PM

Aw. That hurt, Nole. :(

Congrats RAndy fans.

Posted by carnap 08/14/2009 at 08:55 PM

ciao samantha

Posted by mina hearts Rafa 08/14/2009 at 08:55 PM

congrats to RAndy and his fans. well done.

Posted by Tim (2009 Year of Red Rogie ) 08/14/2009 at 08:55 PM

can Roddick get to NO. 4 by any chance?

Posted by Tfactor 08/14/2009 at 08:55 PM

Congrats to Roddick and fans.
Commiserations to Nole fans.
I picked Roddick to win this but it's hard for me not to root for Nole. I hope he can do better in Cincy.

Posted by linz 08/14/2009 at 08:55 PM

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO ANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by sokol 08/14/2009 at 08:56 PM

"when the scoreboard says 4-1, just keep your head down and walk to your chair"

+1

Posted by rafaligo 08/14/2009 at 08:56 PM

Looks like federer and djoker does not want to face their nemesis- Murray and Nadal

Posted by Whitney 08/14/2009 at 08:56 PM

Yay Andy!! *highfives Kristy, linz, Black Matt, Rachael (where has she been lately) and other Roddick fans.*

Commies to Nole fans. Class act that one.

Posted by lionheart 08/14/2009 at 08:56 PM

that should be givin not gini

and randy wins in straght sets
congrats to randy fans
and conmiserations for novaks fans ..i think that a times the beginin of the 2 set his fh was being letahl

Posted by Peg 08/14/2009 at 08:56 PM

I keep meaning to ask, "GE"?

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 08/14/2009 at 08:56 PM

Wow Andy I soo impressed.Congrats on a tough win.

Your b.point stats this year are great too.You are soo confiedent

Also congrats to his fans.Way to Go!!!

Bad luck Nole,you fought well,you have to start Believing in yourslef more.Your serve let you donw at crucial times.

Posted by Babe 08/14/2009 at 08:56 PM

Me 2 Samantha. Serena was a disaster yesterday. I say disaster only because I can't think of a stronger word. She & Rog are conspiring to do me great harm.

Posted by carnap 08/14/2009 at 08:57 PM

rafaligo: Give Nole a break. He didn't tank the match. This is from someone who was neve a Nole fan but who has found a new respect for him given tonight's gracious act.

Posted by Flyer 08/14/2009 at 08:57 PM

Hmmm - good for Andy - nice to see him playing so well and so within himself.

Gotta feel for Nole - since the USO he hasn't felt comfortable facing Roddick.

Still wouldn't count Djokovic out of the running for the Open no matter how he's been playing over the last few months - his game can come zipping back with just a few wins to boost his confidence.

His "team" better stop putting pressure on him with the "it's time to announce your presence" crap - just play your game D and it'll happen.

Just don't find it against me Fed that's all I ask!

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 08/14/2009 at 08:58 PM

Interesting to read the scrawl on michael vick. he appears to be sincerely repentant about his terrible past actions. good for him.

Posted by Babe 08/14/2009 at 08:58 PM

If I could kill this geico chic--I swear, I would. I hate their commercials!

Posted by VC 08/14/2009 at 08:58 PM

Well, congrats to Andy and his fans. What a solid performance from him. I was pleased to see him back up his recent upswing with this win again. He certainly has the answer to the Djokovic puzzle at the moment, on HCs. The Federer-Roddick-Djokovic H2H has played out very curiously this year.

Federer leads Roddick 3-0, Djokovic leads Federer 2-0 and Roddick leads Djokovic 3-0.

Posted by lottis 08/14/2009 at 08:58 PM

Congrats to Andy fans. Sorry for Nole fans, would have liked him to win. Things just aren’t working out for him for some reason lately. He couldn't even get some good karma by telling Andy to challange.

Posted by seaweed 08/14/2009 at 08:58 PM

streams for the rafa match, anybody?

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 08/14/2009 at 08:58 PM

Ok taking some more valium to prop myself up.

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 08/14/2009 at 08:59 PM

oh babe, i hate that girl too. grating.

Posted by Arun 08/14/2009 at 08:59 PM

Whitney: You were right earlier in the day re how bad that buy.com ad is... And yep - remember your match calls. :)

Commiserations to Lira Vega, Biz, Ndesque and other Nole fans.. But what a performance by Roddick! His improvement/revival must be the biggest story of this season.

Posted by sokol 08/14/2009 at 08:59 PM

Congrats to Roddick and fans.
Commiserations to Nole fans.

Posted by lionheart 08/14/2009 at 08:59 PM

now bring on the matador and delpo
pufff i dont know for who root ..yikes

Posted by Mr. X 08/14/2009 at 08:59 PM

Oh, Nole. He gifts a mini-break again with a DF, and Andy has 2 serves to close the match.
He attacks with his FH to Nole's BH side and charges the net, and Nole cant pass him. 6-4, and 2 MPs for Andy.
And there it is, Roddick defeats Djokovic, 6-4,7-6. Congratulations to Roddick fans. Conmiserations to Nole fans. Sometimes being a sportsman doesnt pay dividends, but i'm glad he didnt take the easy way. Honestly, i dont know if i would have done the same thing in his situation.
Very good match, in my opinion. Not a big difference between both players, but the fact is that Nole made too many UFEs, specially on very important points when he was dominating. In the end, the lost opportunities came back to chase him, as Andy made better use of his, even though i think Andy also lost the chance to get an early brwak in the second and make things much easier for him. Incidentally, i thought Andy's serve was the part of his game that was farther from its best today, although it sure picked up in the last few games. His grounstrokes, volleys, passings and movement around the court looked very good. I think he has a good chance to make the final here, and try to stop the vampire.
Right niow, i have him close to Fed and Muzz in my list of USO candidates.

Posted by Jake 08/14/2009 at 08:59 PM

*high-fives whitney and her list of fellow RAndy fans*

I am so frigging proud of RAndy, it ain't even funny.

My Roger loss earlier today doesn't feel as bad anymore.

Now, bring on the Elf and Rafa! hehe - tennis feast!

Posted by Babe 08/14/2009 at 09:00 PM

Sokol: Djoka wants 2 be loved by all. He could never pass up that opportunity. Some times I wonder if he is afraid to win. The kid's got a big problem. Djoka really shouldn't really be losing to RAndy--he has too much game.

Posted by VC 08/14/2009 at 09:00 PM

Djokovic didn't play badly at all by the way, and his sportsmanship was a joy to watch. High-quality match from both guys, Roddick played the big points better.

Posted by Tfactor 08/14/2009 at 09:01 PM

Yes ESPN deportes will show Rafa's match live next.

One of their commentators (my compatriot) is such a Fed fan he's almost in mourning. He takes these losses so hard!

Posted by jb (Go Smiley Fed!!) 08/14/2009 at 09:01 PM

tim - i think it would be a while for andy to get to #4. he could, but not in the next couple weeks.

my, that was an entertaining match.

Posted by Babe 08/14/2009 at 09:02 PM

"Federer leads Roddick 3-0, Djokovic leads Federer 2-0 and Roddick leads Djokovic 3-0."

How's that for irony. That's tennis. Though Federer made a charitable donation to Djoka in their last match. That was a match I cringed through.

Posted by Andrew 08/14/2009 at 09:02 PM

Well done Mr Roddick. Djokovic's funk playing the American continues.

Roddick wins 78/68, or 53% to 47%. Clean kill.

The commentators aren't playing Djokovic fair, I think. If Roddick asked Djokovic a question about where the ball landed, Djokovic is right to reply honestly. If he saw it close, and said something along the lines of "you could challenge," then that's sportsmanship at play. So well done Djokovic on that count.

Posted by toonie 08/14/2009 at 09:02 PM

I'm liking andy more and more, but having never cared for nole before I found that I liked what I saw today, more in personality than play because I know he's a good player but wasn't sure he was going to mature.

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 08/14/2009 at 09:02 PM

great interview with randy. gave full credit to djoko for his sportsmanship and said they have enormous respect for each other.

we've got some great guys in this game :)

Posted by mcakron 08/14/2009 at 09:02 PM

Effing love this new Roddick. He's still naturally lead-footed but he moves so much better now. And his play is so much smarter and more deliberate. Didn't even rely on the big serve till the end.

Sorry for Nole. Nice act of sportsmanship. Still think he's close but he needs to clean up his serve and FH.

Posted by carnap 08/14/2009 at 09:02 PM

oh joy, nascar...drive fast, go left...drive fast, go left...drive fast, go left. Switch channels.

Posted by Arun 08/14/2009 at 09:03 PM

VC: Fed leads Roddick 4-0. ;)

Posted by rafadoc 08/14/2009 at 09:03 PM

Congrats to Black Matt, Boudoir and Rachael and other fans of Andy. :)

Commies to fans of Nole. Onto Cincy.

Posted by toonie 08/14/2009 at 09:03 PM

Does anybody else hit the refresh button instead of the post button and then wonder where all there posts are going? Duh!!!!

Posted by Jake 08/14/2009 at 09:03 PM

"Federer leads Roddick 3-0, Djokovic leads Federer 2-0 and Roddick leads Djokovic 3-0."

Yeah, it's like:

Ali - Frazier - Foreman!

Posted by sokol 08/14/2009 at 09:04 PM

"drive fast, go left...drive fast, go left...drive fast, go left. Switch channels."

:-)))

Posted by Angel of the Surf (Winner of Wimbledon Suicide Pool) 08/14/2009 at 09:04 PM

I really want Elf to win and make it to the final. Ok I need to go and make some toast before the match starts.

Posted by Babe 08/14/2009 at 09:04 PM

Remember that Roddick did the same for Verdasco on clay & he ended up losing the match. Nothing wrong with fair-play among competitors.

This certainly beats Levine who chose to hide the tennis ball so Safin wouldn't see the chalk.

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 08/14/2009 at 09:04 PM

when are they showing the tape of the nadal/delpo match? fowler said someting about "the wee hours" Is it at 12:30am tonight?

Posted by JohnC 08/14/2009 at 09:04 PM

having been struck mute by Roger's performance earlier, I am also a little perked by Andy's win -- he deserves some return for all the effort he has been putting in.

Now, if Rafa can pull an upset and down Elf I will be pleased indeed

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 08/14/2009 at 09:05 PM

Gee its nine o'clock now,these players will how to recover for tommorrows match.

Posted by Tim (2009 Year of Red Rogie ) 08/14/2009 at 09:05 PM

didnt Fed beat Roddick in Oz, Miami, Rome and Wimby? ouch!

its so much about match ups, i really hope Roddick gets on the other side of the draw from Feddie at the Open, its only fair...

Posted by jb (Go Smiley Fed!!) 08/14/2009 at 09:05 PM

yeah - i think everyone here is on board with the nole dun the right thing.

peg - GE = Gringo Especial - a tequilla / lime drink Pete makes. Its morphed into shorthand for any cocktail... :)

Posted by greenhopper 08/14/2009 at 09:05 PM

I'm too nervous to watch this.
Vamos Rafa!
Please don't injure yourself.

Posted by Kristy 08/14/2009 at 09:05 PM

linz, I really want to go to the Open this year. I've actually never been to it. Let me know if you want to meet up!

Nole showed some good stuff -- i agree, his team needs to help him be steady, not fill him with testosterone. His funny generous gesture to Andy seems like a holdover from his regret over that disastrous interview after the Open of 08 (was it 08?).

Posted by rafadoc 08/14/2009 at 09:05 PM

Annie-yep-Eastern time. I will be watching by stream-not waiting up that long.

Posted by Whitney 08/14/2009 at 09:06 PM

*highfives Jake*

stream for Rafa/Delpo on http://atdhe.net/

Posted by Lynne (Rafalite) 08/14/2009 at 09:06 PM

Congrats to Andy and fellow fans, commies to Novak and fans and, yes, I am one of those too!

Posted by rafadoc 08/14/2009 at 09:06 PM

carnap: lol. LEFT! not right.

Posted by toonie 08/14/2009 at 09:06 PM

oh joy, nascar...drive fast, go left...drive fast, go left...drive fast, go left. Switch channels.

Carnap you forgot crash!!

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 08/14/2009 at 09:07 PM

Well its only 11.00am here in Sydney

So i am good to go

Vamos Rafa!

Posted by VC 08/14/2009 at 09:07 PM

Arun : Thanks for the correction. More proof that H2H matchups are hard to rationalize. :-)

Yes, the top of the men's game is in rude health at the moment. :-)

Posted by lionhearts 08/14/2009 at 09:07 PM

tfactor
i think both commnetators of espn latinoamerica are fed KADS they were just salivating and so happy after fed won paris , but wasnt?
but i lke them alot cus they are so infomative about players and said alot of tecnical stuuf
esp. javier frana

Posted by rafadoc 08/14/2009 at 09:07 PM

Whitney: Thanks for the link-you saved me from having to search. Much appreciated. :)

Posted by jb (Go Smiley Fed!!) 08/14/2009 at 09:07 PM

babe - agreed about levine. sadly, i'll always have a 'meh' feeling about him because of that. but he seemed quite proud of himself, which actually made me feel even more meh. :(

Posted by Cayman Karen (as defined by Ruth and Master Ace) and Bring on the FedTwins - 2 many names 08/14/2009 at 09:07 PM

I actually started liking Novak recently after seeing his eyes during his USO Must be Love commercial. He has the most beautiful eyes and smile. Then I saw him in his chivvies and I fell in love (or lust). He has actually grown on me, especially from his match in Madrid. I think he has shown a lot of heart over the last couple of months and it is quite unfortunate that he has been going through a bit of a mini slump. I guess you could say that I have grown quite fond of most of the guys in the Top 5, but not Andy Murray. For some reason the fellow's game just rubs me the wrong way. I always feel like he is just playing not to lose, rather than playing to win. The way he keeps throwing junk balls at his opponent is quite annoying.

Program Note: Dinara/Kim on TC. Unfortunately, much as I love womens' tennis, I cannot bear the sound that Dinara makes while she is playing so I will actually forego that match and perhaps watch Monk.

Posted by Babe 08/14/2009 at 09:08 PM

"Nole showed some good stuff -- i agree, his team needs to help him be steady, not fill him with testosterone."

ICAM--Kristy. Someone needs to tell him the truth. The cater too much to his ego so that when things go awry on court he falls apart.

Posted by Aussiemarg Madame President finally comes out of rehab and rejoices in Vamos Forever 08/14/2009 at 09:08 PM

Just putting on my Chanel Sunnies.

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