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!
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.