The Challenger circuit was a little busy this past week with events in Tunisia, Greece, the Czech Republic, Colombia and Spain. This one result really caught my eye among all the tournaments: Gaston Gaudio, he of 2004 French Open winning and burnout fame, won in Tunisia.
The past couple of years have been rough for Gaudio in regard to his tennis. It's great to see him capable of having some moments, and more importantly, wanting to have them. I don't think the game has passed him by yet. Here's hoping it doesn't! I always like a story where someone's making their way back to their former glory by working their way up from the bottom. It builds gumption, I tell ya!
Anyway, congrats to Gaston and a wish for more success in the future.
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.