Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Changing of the Guard

The smile Tomas Berdych's face says it all, after his quarterfinal victory over Roger Federer. (Actually, the entire Czech Republic must be smiling given Petra Kvitova's win yesterday, too.) It's been one of the most upset-filled Grand Slams I can ever remember. I've been a huge fan of the game since the summer of '77, and, as someone who resists change, always liked it best when the draw held to form and two of the, say, top five players ended up in the final. Yet somehow this year with Federer, Venus, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Andy Roddick, etc. out, it feels right to me. (The Williams sisters even lost in doubles -- has the whole world lost its head?) I wasn't upset when Juan Martin del Potro beat Fed in the final of last year's U.S. Open, and I'm already looking forward to some fresh faces winning big in the days ahead. Serena and Rafa, however, may have other ideas ...

1 comment:

nikefan said...

I am a big fan of Roger Federer but I do think he could've done a better and more gracious handshake after his defeat to Tomas Berdych.
Well done, Tomas - awesome game.

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