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, 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.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

After a Week

The French Open has been going on for a week now. Why do the American men even bother showing up? If they aren't going to learn how to play on clay and prepare for the French Open, and obviously they don't, then they should just skip it. Let some players who might not otherwise get into the tournament play.