Alright, 2010, it's goodbye to you with the final look-back. Thanks, readers, for being reflective with me!
Even though the classic, epic, what-have-you match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut was legendary, I'm actually not gonna devote a ton of time to looking back at it—which is probably the antithesis of what you'd think when you see those two guys' name together!
I don't think this was actually a bigger accomplishment than what Rafa pulled off by any means. But sadly, as far as the non-tennis-watching public goes, it was. It was great to see pro tennis get the attention it deserves—sadly, it took something of unreal proportions to make that happen.
Pro tennis players should always be throwing out first pitches at ball games or reading Top 10 lists on late-night shows as far as I'm concerned, but it hardly ever happens. If it takes a three-day match to help make that happen, then I can live with it.
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.