OMG! Justin Gimelstob is growing on me as a commentator! He does an awesome job (to use one of his fave phrases) when it comes to spilling the insider info. Listen carefully, and you never know what he’ll say. Here are some golden nuggets from this weekend:
Gimel sez: Federer and Mirka have “organized” things so that their baby will arrive between Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Rogers Cup and Cincy organizers, take Roger off your advertisements now.
Gimel sez: Marat Safin has some serious post-retirement job leads, including working for the Russian Olympic Committee and running some tournaments. I’m especially happy to hear that he and super-agency CAA are planning something – still hoping he’ll replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond (or play the racquet wielding Russian villain!)
Gimel sez: There’s a push to switch clay court tournaments over to hardcourts, and Nadal is adamantly opposed. Rafa half-jokes that he’d like to able to walk when he’s 27 years old.
Also of note: Lindsey Davenport’s sensing a Justine Henin comeback!
So while I still despise FSN with a passion, I like the younger, clued-in commentators. Makes it even more frustrating that the network doesn’t show more tennis!
Note: still processing all the carnage on the WTA side this weekend – hope to post a summary for Monday.
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