A quick detour onto grass while we wait for the Roland Garros draw to come out later today. (You can catch it live, at 11:30am, Paris time, at rolandgarros.com (anyone else relieved to be done with that awful Madrid Masters website?)
The following video is an ode to Rafael Nadal disguised as a promotional video for Queen’s Club, the pre-Wimbledon grass court tournament in London. Coach Larry Stefanki is the highlight, although Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt are featured, too:
I never thought of Stefanki as the kind of person who describes the vaginal canal as a “shooter,” but heck, I learn something new everyday. Also, love how Roddick gets his Roger reference in – I’m starting to think we have a late-blooming Fedophile on our hands. Wonder if coach and pupil have an ongoing Rafa vs. Roger debate they hash out on international flights.
Gilles Simon will also be playing Queen’s Club and did an interview for the tournament. He shares his own theory on why his play is so up and down. Love his confidence when it comes to beating the top guys:
Now back to the clay. . . I’m twiddling my thumbs until that draw comes out. Dying to see which side Djokovic is on.