Last night, I had to run to a bodega around the corner in my Brooklyn, NY, neighborhood for dishwashing detergent, and thought "Man, it's windy and cool out here. This kind of sucks."
Then I understood what Pam Shriver said during the Caroline Wozniacki match about the weather, if you were planning to meet a buddy out in that wind for a hit, you'd probably both be like, "Forget this. Let's go grab a beer!"
So congrats to the quarterfinal winners yesterday—Roger Federer, Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva and Novak Djokovic—for getting it done in such tough conditions. None of them were in trouble against their lower-ranked, but very solid, opponents. Still, when the weather is tricky like that, you never know what can happen.
And I guess they're all happy it wasn't that blazing heat like it was at the start of last week! Their semifinal matches should make for some great encounters.
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.