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, March 31, 2007

If You Haven't Noticed....

I'm not a big fan of women's tennis. I did watch the final of the Sony Ericsson Open, well, the first two sets. I haven't really ever been a fan of women's tennis, although I did name my dog after Steffi Graf. My Steffi, a chihuahua mix breed, is now 15 years old.

By the way, Serena Williams won the match over Justine Henin today.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Into the Final

Guillermo Canas made it into the final with a win over Ivan Ljubicic. The first set of the match was really, really good. Canas always seems to get to the ball.

Has anyone else noticed that Roger Federer was wearing the same colors as the ball boys and girls? At least the shirt was the same color. I wonder if the players think it's weird or if they have a superstition about that.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Sony Ericsson Open

I've been watching this a lot this week and I've unfortunately missed my chance to see Rafael Nadal. I did see some highlights tonight on ESPN2, but I would have really liked to have seen his match against del Potro.

Tonight they are showing the quarterfinal match of Tommy Robredo vs Guillermo Canas. This should be a really good match. Canas has beaten Federer twice now. I wonder just how far he will go in this tournament.

I do have a comment about the spectators - why is it so hard for them to sit still until the changeover? They are always moving around and basically being really rude to the players.

An Introduction

Hi there. I created this blog because I've been watching a lot of tennis this week and I've been writing about it too much on my other sports blog, Even Par Round. I don't play tennis, but I've watched it off and on since the late 1980's. I missed a lot but I've also seen some of the best matches too. Not in person. I haven't been to any pro tennis matches. But tv is great. Who do I like in tennis? Right now I'm fond of the players from Spain and South America. It helps that I'm a big fan of the Spanish Pro Golfers too. Hopefully, I will maintain this interest in tennis and I'll be able to post a lot to this blog. The Tennis Channel will help me there.