Views From the Baseline

I created this blog because I was posting entirely too much Tennis related comments on my Golf blog. I don't play Tennis either, but I do like to watch it.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

This is Absurd!

"Nikolay Davydenko, already at the center of a betting investigation, was fined $2,000 for lack of effort a loss at the St. Petersburg Open.

The ATP said Friday the fourth-ranked Russian was fined for lack of "best effort" in his 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 loss Thursday to Marin Cilic."

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My Thoughts: The man plays darn near every single tournament on the schedule. He's tired for Pete's Sake. Why didn't anyone fine Nadal when he lost that final set to Federer before the French Open by not winning a single game? Are you telling me that was Nadal's best effort? To lose every single game in a set? On Clay? His favorite surface? I'm thinking Andy Murray's controversial comments might not be too far off the mark.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Deja Vu

Well, tomorrow's Wimbledon final is the same as last year's: Federer vs Nadal. Hopefully, the result will be different from last year and Nadal will win. I plan on recording the match just in case. It will be sad though. Last year I remember being at mom and dad's house with Phoebe watching the first set. This year, Phoebe has passed away and I have two new puppies to take to mom and dad's house.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Wimbledon so far...

Every time I turn the tv on to watch Wimbledon, it's women's tennis. And unfortunately, it's the same daggone match. Serena Williams vs whoever. I think there's a conspiracy afoot.

Anyway, I read today on the internet that Marion Bartoli defeated world #1 Justine Henin. I'm not a fan of the French, but during the French Open, Martina Navratilova criticized Bartoli's weight, so I was glad to hear that Bartoli will be in the final of Wimbledon. The article I read also said she saw Pierce Brosnan in the stands and decided that she wanted to play better. That was a cute anecdote.

A lot of grumblings about how the wimbledon people are scheduling the matches due to the rain. Considering I kept seeing the same people over and over, I might have to agree. Serena, Venus, and Andy Roddick. Hmmm.... coincidence that they are all Americans?

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Grass Court Season

I'm watching Andy Roddick in his semi-final match at what used to be called "the queen's club" and is still referred to as "queens" even though it now has some fancy name. Not an Andy Roddick fan, but over on the Golf Channel they are probably sucking up to Tiger Woods and I can't stand that so Andy is a better alternative. At least I'm not watching "America's Got Talent".

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Over But Not

Well, the French Open is just about over for me. I've got the Moya V Nadal match on dvd to watch later, saw the highlights last night on the tennis channel. Not too interested in the rest of the men's tournament. Not really interested in the women's final, but would like to see Ivanovic win. She seems to be the least diva-ish of all of semi-finalists.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Moya vs Nadal

Well, I wanted to see them play and now I'll get my chance. They will meet in the quarterfinals at the French Open. They are wearing the same colors this week so it will be a good match to watch from a fashion standpoint.

Jonas Bjorkman was wearing Mikhail Youzhny's clothes today. Why is it I never noticed that tennis players wore the same clothes back in the 1990's when I was watching tennis before? Could it be because they didn't all wear the same designs? Or could it be that the designs were so faint that all the clothes looked the same? Except for Agassi's of course. You could always pick him out of a crowd back then.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

French Open Observation

Another Fashion Faux Pas: Tommy Robredo and Filippo Volandri wear the same outfit. And they played each other. Please, can't this stop? Clothing manufacturers - get more creative. Give these people their own designs.