Friend Diane and I are headed out on Monday morning to the Western & Southern Masters Series out by Kings Island. Just followed my Best Player Forever Roger Federer as he beat Novak Djokovic in Toronto in the semifinals. So he’ll play Andy Murray of Scotland in the finals there tomorrow, then head here. Which means he will probably play Tuesday night – the tournament will schedule him so he has a chance to get used to being here, and have some time to practice on the court before he has to play a match.
Murray beat Diane’s favorite player, Rafael Nadal, earlier this afternoon. Sounded like a good match, just that Rafa did not come out on top. Yesterday, Roger beat Tomas Berdych, who beat him at Wimbledon. Evidently, the crowd stood up in the tiebreak of the last set, and stayed standing – urging Roger on, giving him their energy. The whole sport would like to see Roger back on top again.
Monday and Tuesday at our tournament are a total madhouse, chaos everywhere, as all the players are playing on 10 different courts, squeezing in practice where they can. So while watching one match, keeping an eye on the scoreboard for other matches, and paying attention to the ebb and flow and buzz of the crowd, to figure out where Roger or Rafa will show up next – it is hectic. We’re going out at 10 Monday morning, and probably won’t get back to our hotel until midnight. Wiped out and expecting to be blissful!
So you won’t hear from me til next Sunday evening the 22nd.
P. S. Next year, I’ll have a laptop, iPhone and iPad – so I’ll be blogging from there. : >