There’s so much to catch up on as we ready ourselves for Olympic tennis competition, which begins at a fuchsia-swathed Wimbledon tomorrow in an already packed schedule: Federer vs. Falla, Serena vs. Jankovic, Isner vs. Rochus the Bryan brother vs. Brazil, among other intriguing matches. I don’t really know where to start, and watching the chaotic opening ceremonies sure didn’t help me organize my thoughts.
So lets start with the obvious. The nation of Tennislandia represented well in London.
Maria Sharapova was simply stunning:
Novak Djokovic played leading man with ease:
Agnieszka Radwanska was elegant as always:
Stanislas Wawrinka was, well, Stanlike:
A quick note from Roger Federer, who abdicated his flag bearer duties to his doubles partner: “I felt it was important to give someone else a chance,” Federer said. “I told Switzerland they should choose someone else and they then chose my partner Stan, and I think it’s a great honour for him because I couldn’t have won Olympic gold without him and everybody knows that. That’s why I think they chose the right guy.”
Roger didn’t walk in the Parade of Nations, deciding to rest up for tomorrow’s match vs. Falla. But don’t think he’s keeping a low profile:
I thought Max Mirnyi cut a dashing figure – I love the bold colors paired with the crisp white shirt. But can someone enlighten me? Why wasn’t his countrywoman and world number one Victoria Azarenka chosen?
And I have to throw in Tsonga and Gasquet because they look hot:
Alright, well, I’m off to bed. Rest up, folks, we have a lot of tennis. Think of it like Wimbledon, part deux.