Monday, May 30, 2005

Random Tennis Thoughts

As I am watching some French Open coverage on ESPN, here's what I'm thinking:
  • Both Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin-Hardenne are currently riding 21-match winning streaks. Want to know something weirder? All 42 (but of course, 42) wins have come on clay.
  • Is there a sport that has ever witnessed more choke jobs than tennis? Right from the classic Novotna and Hingis crash-and-burns to yesterday's efforts by Kuznetsova and Gaudio, tennis almost seems to be evolving to eliminate the killer instinct in its players.
  • Marat Safin might be the only person in the world who can beat Roger Federer at his best. But is is also capable of going 5 sets with Tommy Robredo a couple of days after demolishing Juan Carlos Ferrero on clay.

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