Monday, September 07, 2009

Hurts So Good

If the sight of both Rafael Nadal and his third-round U.S. Open opponent, Nicolas Almagro, nearly down for the count isn't a clear enough sign that the nearly nonstop men's tennis tour needs to be scaled back, I'm not sure what is.

Fortunately, both men resumed play after their mutual injury timeout, with Nadal advancing in straight sets. About the only thing good to come out of the whole thing was the peep show it provided of the Spanish stars ...

1 comment:

Mike in Asheville said...

Love Rafa; spotted him the first year he won at Roland Garros. Hope he continues to recover from his injuries.

AND, your point about the tour is way too soft. Saturday night, with Andy Roddick and James Blake each playing third round matches, and I had to watch them on my computer! The professional men's and women's tours are run by amateurs.

The athletes should consider forcing new consolidated tour management and hire away the senior most deputy commissioner of the PGA (or hire me, I love the sport and would at least hire the right agents and negotiators to enlarge tennis back to status it once held in participation and viewership.

(PS: Did you catch Tommy Robredo with his shirt off before 3rd set -- he is quite the hottie!)