Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Honesty's the best policy


I'm gonna 'fess up: I had a statement at the end of my previous posting about Marat Safin beating Novak Djokovic, but it was totally tongue-in-cheek. i didn't think it was going to really happen, so I don't want to seem like Nostradamus or something. I mean, I'm good, but not that good! : )

More on this match later! Wow again!


IHeartRafa said...

Big sigh from the Fed camp.

Did Novak Djokovic show up this morning? I mean, everybody knows Safin forehand is questionable, but he did not attack that side. may be big Russian was too powerful for Novak.

And how dare ESPN not showing most of the third set, but instead showing us Ivanovic vs Delchy. I. DONT. CARE. I want to see men's tennis, especially a major upset in the making.


IHeartRafa said...

Van, can you do another post that is similar to the one you did yesterday.... speculating the upsets in the making for the next match day? It was fun.

I am glad I found this blog so that I can talk tennis.

thedoublebagel said...

AH, I am a believer again!

van said...

Hey Iheartrafa. I'm glad you're enjoying the blog! Thanks! I might have to take it easy on the upset call, because unless Ferrer loses, I will have gotten all my picks wrong! Just kidding, I won't let it deter me (too much!)

Coverage is so inconsistent. Something I think the networks can do a better job of, too, is hang around the outside courts a little longer than they do. The peeks are nice, but how about just a little more?

van said...

And glad to hear your faith's been restored, Doublebagel! Around the clay-court season, I was thinking Safin was due for a big move then (I thought he was going to make the quarters of the French). He's still top 10 as far as talent goes. It's just a matter of staying motivated, I guess. I hope this is the start of a return to good things for him.

Shelia said...

Van I saw that little tidbit at the end of that post. I didn't see it as far fetched at all. We know that Marat has the capability to beat anyone, you just never know on what day he'll choose to use his power.

I absolutely LOVED that match, it was old-school Marat taking no prisoners.

Marat and Djokovic look like they're about to slow dance very romantically in that picture, lol.