It's funny that we're less than a week removed from that extra final day of the U.S. Open and the tours have definitely moved on, with no time for anyone to catch their breath, much less harried bloggers! The guys wrapped up the Davis Cup semis with Spain and the Czech Republic making the finals. And the WTA Tour say tournaments won by Shahar Peer and Melinda Czink.
But lurking below the glitz and glamour of the main tour stops are the lower-rung events: For the guys, it's the Challenger circuit. And one result really stood out to me—that being Taylor Dent winning in Tulsa, Okla., without dropping a set over the week!
It's so wild to think that he had pretty much moved on with his life after being forced out of the game with a back injury, only to start making a comeback this year. He's had really good results this year considering where he's coming from. If the back holds up, he can definitely make a complete comeback. And it's great to see another serve-and-volleyer on tour: if anything, just to witness a different playing style.
So hats off to Dent, and I hope the comeback continues!
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.