I don't know if I've told this little story before here at Tennis Talk, Anyone?, but it's one I like a little, so why not tell it again, just in case I have?
It was waaay back in 2001 and I was watching the Miami Masters series event, in particular a match between Pete Sampras and this 18-year-old kid, Andy Roddick. Pete was going through a so-so patch and this kid was just out there serving bombs. Roddick ended up winning the match, and afterward, I said out loud to no one (unless you want to count the TV):
That kid is the truth!
The end. (Aren't the best stories short and sweet?)
Roddick has been looking the best I've seen him in years, but it looks like he might run into a buzzsaw his next match. I was thinking about this for Roger Federer: Can this be a case of deja vu all over again? Like if you were to compare this to the U.S. Open last year? He had a five-setter early then, but then got through the rest of the tournament with minimal fuss, which is how I guess you can best describe his match against Juan Martin del Potro! I think R-Fed and A-Rod's match will be a pretty good one. I picked Federer to win that one going in (at least I got it right on these guys!), and I'm sticking to it, but I wouldn't be mad if my man, "The Truth" came through!
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.