Obscurity Knocks

Earnest, empathetic, industrious, unpretentious, gay Virgo in Milwaukee with a great life, amazing friends, and a wonderful family.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

US Open

We had tickets for three days and nights of tennis at the US Open during the first week of the tournament. As usual, we saw some great matches, including Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Ana Ivanovic in her stunning early round loss to Julie Coin, James Blake, and many others.

It was interesting to see the change in Novak Djokovic from 2007 to 2008. Now that he's won a major, he seemed to lose his sense of humor and now he's rather unlikeable. Last year he was the funny comedian with a perennial smile on his face who did spot-on impressions of other players. This year his painfully slow play, endless calls for the trainer, and bad attitude toward the crowd were really difficult to stomach. And his biggest offense was that he was a sore loser after he beat Andy Roddick.

The Federer v. Murray final was good. I would have liked to have seen Andy Murray win and become the first British man to win a major since 1936, but Federer was just too much for him. At the same time, it was great to see Federer win his fifth consecutive US Open. I think that he's probably the best man to ever play the game. In the women's final, it was good seeing both of the Williams sisters at the top of their games with Serena winning the title.


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