Robin Soderling has competition – Chair Umpire Mohamed Lahyani may be the best thing going in Swedish tennis right now. Tennis nuts have often remarked on Mo’s cheerful, yet decisive, style: he’s charming with the players and shows no fear on the overrules. Brad Gilbert and Darren Cahill of ESPN have started calling him “Number One” and players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and the always discerning Ivan Ljubicic agree: MoLa’s star is rising!
Here’s a feature on the Swedish “No. 1”, including interviews. It’s in Swedish, with some subtitles. Enjoy!
He’s definitely my favorite – who is yours?