Sometimes I enjoy watching Tennis majors, so today I watched the fifth set of the Djokovic- Federer match. Epic. Some random thoughts-
-Wow, those ball boys look like idiots in their specially designed polo shirts. Polo took the US Mens National Soccer Team jersey and put a big, stupid, yellow horse on it. Tennis is a preppy sport, we get it. Do we also need the ballboys to look like they're hanging out at the country club while mother spas?
-Federer, even though not on his best today, managed to stay in it throughout. He was completely dominated in the sets where he didn't have the first serve (sorry if my tennis lingo is off), losing 1-6, 2-6. When he was serving first, he still had to win with extra games, 7-5 in the first and third. His first serve was absolutely off, and Djokovic was able to capitalize on the second serve. Federer's trademark precision on his forehands and backhands was also just not there. Still, he was on match point twice. He almost had it, but his lack of precision eventually let him down. After Djokovic had fought off those match points, he seized momentum with his gutsy play (shredding forehands across court, on the line, like it was nobody's business).
-Djokovic's Dad- great shirt. Dad wouldn't commit to wearing a shirt with me on it.
- As much as people wanted a Federer-Nadal final, this one is actually more compelling (to me at least). I love Federer, but he's pretty much met his match in Nadal- he's 7-14 against Nadal. Djokovic is also 7-14 against Nadal, but he's also won his past three vs. Nadal. Plus, Djokovic was killing it today. He played with so much intensity and ballsiness, especially in that last set. Hopefully he's not too tired from the five setter to give Nadal a run for his money.
Aaaaaand that'll be the last time I write about tennis (well, maybe after the final) until the Australian. If I even write about that.