Sorry I haven't been on the blog the past couple of days, especially since we all got to witness a bit of history in the making. I haven't been particularly busy or anything.
You know what I have been, though?
Yep, that's it. I've been wrestling with the idea that the tennis world as I've known in and thought I would know it has been turned upside down and I don't know how to react. I still don't, really, which adds up to me being confused. If you notice, I have a little poll posted asking if Roger Federer's the greatest of all time after he completed his career Slam. It's hard for me to argue against his numbers, but by the same token, it's hard for me to support his numbers compared to what others have accomplished.
I do know for sure Federer is one of the most likable, captivating players I can recall ever watching and I was so happy to see him win the other day because nobody deserves it like this guy. And I didn't post anything adding to the GOAT debate because I didn't want my little meager thoughts to intrude upon a joyous moment for fans everywhere, including me. I don't want that to sound like I was going to say something negative about him. Maybe it's just not really the time to debate it or think about his standing in history. I'll leave that poll up, though, over there on the side. Funny thing is, I haven't even voted on it yet. Know why?
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.