- Sep 26, 2000
Yeah, this is a great match. 5-4 Fernandez, next person who blinks loses.
Funny thing is Chrissy was driving me nuts with the constant, she is tired.This is simply outstanding sport. (Human drama of athletic competition) And I wish Chris Evert did more broadcasting.
I waffle. I think her analysis is terrific, but (like many commentators in many sports) she often talks over points at times where she should really just let the tennis speak for itself. Of course, I understand that she is trying to explain some of the more simple aspects of the game, which I don't need - so I try to think about it from that perspective as well.I guess my wife and I are the only ones who find her unlistenable.
Great tennis though.
The only time I hear Martina is when I occasionally switch over to the Tennis Channel. I'd rank her as ok, and Chris the best. However, I'll play your usual role as contrarian and say that I actually enjoy John McEnroe's commentary. I don't really know why, but I always have.Chris Evert is OK, I still think Martina Navratilova is the best but I haven't heard much of her in recent years. John McEnroe is by far the worst though, they have got to get him out of there.
Coco also gave a great answer when asked about it on court (much better than Caty's but that is expected since Coco has so much more experience dealing with media). Never like seeing a team advance that way but happy for Coco. After a disappointing singles tourney, she really ended up having a great tourney in doubles. Says a lot about how good of a head she has on her shoulders. I actually think Emma and Leylah doing well will take some pressure off of Coco for 2022.Not sure if anyone else watched, but Coco Gauff and Caty McNally advanced to the women's doubles final. They were in a first set tie breaker when one of their opponents - Luisa Stefani - tried to change direction at the net and went down in a heap when her knee buckled, eventually needing to be brought off the court in a wheelchair. Caty was composed, but Coco was fighting off tears in the quick post-match interview on the court. Not how you want to advance, hopefully they'll get themselves mentally ready for the finals.
This was incredible. Watched it yesterday and loved it. Highly recommend it.Slight aside but “Untold: Breaking Point” on Netflix is really good television. Centers on Mardy Fish but lots of stuff about Roddick as well, and them following up 20 years of American men’s tennis dominance.
Why? Djokovic has now lost the first set for the fourth match in a row, and the second set scores - all in his favor - were 6-3, 6-3, 6-2, and now 6-2. I know he lost to Zverev in Tokyo, but if he doesn't win this in four sets like he won each of those other three matches in four sets, I'll be pretty shocked.No one is surprised that Novak won the second, but pretty much everyone should be surprised how easy it was.
Because Zverev is much better than those guys. Again, not surprised he won it, surprised how easy it was.Why? Djokovic has now lost the first set for the fourth match in a row, and the second set scores - all in his favor - were 6-3, 6-3, 6-2, and now 6-2. I know he lost to Zverev in Tokyo, but if he doesn't win this in four sets like he won each of those other three matches in four sets, I'll be pretty shocked.