Monday, September 14, 2009
In all my years of Slam watching, I don't think I've seen as much drama and surprises and what-have-you packed into a two-week span as what we saw at this year's U.S. Open. I know it's too much to ask, but if this particular Open didn't elevate pro tennis more into the mainstream then I don't think anything will.
Look at today's match: Everybody figures Roger Federer's going to win going away. However a 6'6" kid from Argentina had other ideas about that and only stopped one of the greatest players of all time from winning his 16th Major! Congratulations, Juan Martin del Potro! Very well-played.
I mean, every day there was something big happening that was leaping off sports pages across the country, which was great to see: I imagine from the casual fan's perspective, too.
It was an amazing fortnight (am I only allowed to say "fortnight" during Wimbledon?) and one I think will be pretty hard to top!
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