Not that anyone is reading my blog before visiting Tennis mag online, but I just wanted to highlight some really interesting points made by writer Kamakshi Tandon. Don’t forget to read the full article!
Sorry to be so, so lazy, but I’ve had too much fun out on the town to say anything interesting on my own. I am kind of waiting out my hangover by watching Sampras vs. Federer, which can be rented on Netflix! I hope to have some of my own comments on this much-discussed match posted soon.
K.T. on how to make money on bodog.com:
How can you predict when Federer’s going to lose?
Check the doubles lineup. Four of the six times Roger Federer has played doubles this year, he’s ended up losing the event, including at Indian Wells, Rome and Montreal. The latest was this weekend’s Davis Cup tie against the Czechs, where Federer won his two singles matches but fell in the doubles. The Swiss lost the tie 3-2.
K.T on why the Davis Cup final should be in San Diego (haha!)
Strangely, grass didn’t rate a mention (this because the U.S. will be hosting on hardcourts). Davydenko had won exactly one match on the surface before this year and Safin hasn’t been past the third round at Wimbledon in six years, when he suddenly developed a complex about playing on the green stuff. Both, however, have won the Paris Masters on a fast indoor surface.
“I promise you, any grass court that’s put in indoors in December would be a piece of crap,” said Roddick. But the tie could be played outdoors in some parts of the country, and as for the quality of the grass – in 1999, the Australians hosted the Russians on what Yevgeny Kafelnikov described as a “potato field.” The Aussies stomped to a 4-1 win.
Seriously, why did the American’s rule out grass so quickly? Was it really just a matter of the weather? This could end up being the big question floating around Captain McEnroe’s head this November.