Thursday, March 31, 2011

Roger, Where Art Thou

Roger Federer needs to win some more tournaments. And soon. Although he's an insurmountable opponent for those not named Murray, Djokovic, and Nadal, those guys own him like a remote - picking and choosing when to do with him like a puppet. He continues to perform at an extremely high level, and it is only because I've always respected and admired his game that I wish for his continued success. His reign at number one is likely gone for good, but that doesn't mean he can't win a couple more Grand Slams, cushioning his distance from the charging Rafa. And clay season is coming up. Not good for Rahjer Federera. 

In similar news, American Mardy Fish dropped 30 pounds a year ago and has finally become the best American player, supplanting Andy Roddick. And, he's 29 (practically a mummy in tennis years). While Andy is one unstable loose cannon, I respect all his accomplishments and his work ethic. He's been nothing but consistent the past decade. And he rarely receives the accolades he deserves (partly b/c Pete and Andre set such a high bar the decade prior). Nevertheless, I'm thrilled for Mardy, a career journeyman who's discipline catapulted him into the top 10 (if he wins tomorrow). 

Oh, and in case you didn't notice - baseball stars today. Ya, neither did I. Number 1 out 162. Damn, their season is too long. 

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Baseball season is a lot less entertaining than the Bond's trial in S.F. At least until Sept (but the Bond's trial may still be on ).Tennis, well Rodger can't get it up anymore except for the biggies and then discovers if you are not consistent it disappears- like I wish his eyebrows would.

Anonymous said...

Tennis ROOOOOCKS! :D Saw Rog on the practice courts over at the BNP event this year, as well as Rafa. Aaaaah Long live the sport...KB

Anonymous said...

I second that last comment, especially for the women who are just as exciting to watch. Do give baseball more of a chance though. It is a great place to go off vegetarianism and have a good hot dog!

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows that most male tennis players are really gay, especialy attracted to rodeo cowboys and left-leaning coffee-house artists. Really I am joking here. When Rafa comes to the net I get goose bumps. What! He never comes to the net? When Roddick has a meltdown and the camera goes to his wife staring into outerspace and knowing when he comes home......., i really get the goosebumps.

ConArtist said...

as Bill Simmons likes to say, ahhhh....these are my readers :).

Thanks for your responses. I enjoy writing about sports, but usually they don't generate any feedback...

This Bonds trial is entertaining. I remain a big Bonds fan. Watched him as a kid in Spring Training in Phoenix. My Pops would take me. Was the only one cheering for him when we finally got a team in Phoenix. While it's clear he took steroids, so did everyone else at the time. I hate that they're making a pariah out of him.

Hey KB. Yes it does! Can't wait to start playing some pick up! That's cool you got to see Roger firsthand. I never have.

I sometimes watch the women too. Depends how hot they are...

Yep, Roddick's wife I feel bad for. She can always spend some time with me when he erupts in a rage...

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