Hitting the home-stretch, one look-back at a time.
What can I say that I haven't said a million times before? Davis Cup is my favorite sporting event, which I know keeps me in some rare company.
But how can you not get excited when a tiny nation such as Serbia wins the sport's biggest team competition? When you have one of the world's top four players--Novak Djokovic--doing everything he can to lift his nation to the title? No one would have blamed Djokovic if he skipped his team's semifinal tie, especially as it was so close to his epic U.S. Open run. He got out there, though, as he knew history was for the making and taking.
His whole team came up big over the course of the year when it needed to: Nenad Zimonjic, Viktor Troicki and Janko Tipsarevic. This complete display of team unity and desire to get it done for their country saw the guys lift the Cup, and you have to hope there's more for them in the future.
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.