The U S Open tennis this year just keeps getting better and better – bigger crowds breaking attendance records, hurricane rain disrupting the schedule, making the stories even more dramatic, matches as good as finals from the quarters on. This has been a terrific year!
So Serena beat Venus in the quarters. Roger beat Djokovic in the semis – and looks like the Roger he used to be. For the first time this year. Our Andy – Roddick – got knocked out by Djokovic in a heartbreaker. Andy Murray, over two days, beats Rafael Nadal. Who thought that would ever happen? Rafa must be exhausted – and Andy is on a tremendous learning curve. He’s improved noticeably since playing here in July in the Masters.
And tonite – in a 2-1/2 hour women’s match ending at 11:30 p m – Serena Williams came through against Jelena Jankovich. A real thriller. But if I were Serena, I wouldn’t count on doing it again next year. Jelena is clearly on a big learning curve herself, and got tougher and smarter throughout the match. What a Treat!
Can’t wait for the Monday! 5 p m Men’s Singles Final: Roger Federer against Andy Murray, the young Scot who is one of the few players to have a winning record against Roger. We were all looking forward to a Roger – Rafa match. But I think this one will be great.
You know I’ll keep you posted!