So on Friday and Sunday my Mom and I catch some live tennis. Live tennis is a lot like televised tennis, but without the advertisements. That instantly makes it a thousand times better. Add to that the immediacy of a 360 degree chorus of oohs and aahs and you have a superior spectating experience. Unfortunately, all the big names are out before we get a chance to attend. Agassi, Safin, Hewitt and Roddick are either eliminated or bow out to injury. So on Friday we catch Robby Ginepri and Dominik Hrbaty (take notes, I’ll be quizzing you later) and then on Sunday we catch the final between Dmitry Tursunov and Tommy Haas.
Haas wins a very large cup and a big bottle of sparkling wine to pour into it.
You can’t tell in that picture above, but tennis has changed in the last few years. Balls have gotten a lot bigger. And I mean the green fuzzy ones. Check it out: