Positive signs for U.S. tennis
NEW YORK -- Observations and your questions on Day 2 ...
Maybe a network could agree to sponsor a school in exchange for Agassi's services. I agree with Anand. Agassi sees tennis differently and more acutely than anyone on the planet. And he has the capacity to convey it intelligently. He was terrific a few years ago dissecting Federer-Roddick and I gather he was dazzling Monday night as well. And when it becomes available be sure to read his interview
I'm hearing it will happen soon. This risk, of course, is that a five-set men's match means the women might not play until midnight. But so be it. I know
Totally disagree. Part of what makes tennis -- and sports, in general -- so compelling is the competition, the battle, the gladiatorial nature. To me, knowing what players think of their adversaries is exceedingly relevant.
Thanks. And here's an interesting note from
On a related note, from
But Venus was limping around, grimacing, and nearly lost to a much lesser player. If Shriver hadn't asked about the injury, it would have been negligence. Respect her right to ask. Respect Venus' right to duck the question.
I think the real question is: A year from now, how many of these women are playing? Only one of them (Henin) is MIA and the rumors persist that she is coming back. Bearing in mind that a place in the top five necessarily entails a lot of match play, I say:
S. Williams -- yes.
Nice. But why don't we wait until Week 2 for best-of-five? Better rest the body in Week 1.
Actually he had a hard time
Dude. We're talking about a tennis prediction here. (Feel somewhat validated: hear that Agassi is tipping Murray, too.)