Friday, September 5, 2008

Seeing double


Wasn't Leander Paes just on court yesterday winning a U.S. Open title?

He and Cara Black won the mixed doubles title yesterday over Black's regular partner, Liezel Huber, and Jamie Murray. He came up short here, though, as he and his partner, Lukas Dlouhy, fell to the Bryan brothers in straights.

Good run by Leander here, but a great win for Bob and Mike. Personally, this year I was pulling for them to focus on grabbing the Gold in Beijing, but a Slam's always nice! This is their sixth Major (even though I think it should be their 16th or so!)

I think the Bryans are two of the best tennis players of all time. Crazy statement, ya think? Check this out to see my reasoning behind that.

(Photo: Getty Images)

3 comments:

heyheyhey said...

I did not think they would ever win another slam. I thought their time was over. I was wrong, boys. Congratulations.

van said...

I think they still have a couple of more left in them; I hope so, at least!

freakyfrites said...

Hey! First of all, I'm thrilled that the doubles final was on network t.v. I consider doubles coverage to be a treat - like an extra doughnut in a baker's dozen. And I never understand how people can go on about doubles losing popularity when the networks never show it on t.v.! I mean, hello - this is not a chicken/egg scenario, here.

I am really glad the Bryans broke their slump and got another Major. It's interesting how their year has paralleled Roger's, with their fortunes even intersecting in Beijing. It's been the forgotten story of this year.