About Brian Bakers defeat v Tipsy
Baker learns a lesson that many of us have learned. You can work and make yourself the best you can be, the best in your neighborhood, the best, maybe, in your state; but there’s always going to be somebody better than you. You can do everything on a tennis court with exemplary consistency and precision, break all of your bad habits and live up to your potential. But at a certain level near the top, you need more. You need the God-given, the extraordinary. You need something that the rest of us can’t recognize.
About Andy Roddick announcing his retirement and then defeating Tomic in three Straight sets.
Lest I be mistaken for someone who can resist the obvious, let me start with this: Andy Roddick should retire more often.
About Laura Robsons win against Li Na
This question, uttered with the faintest bit of disbelief, comes from a woman in one of the front rows of Louis Armstrong Stadium. She’s attempting to figure out who the “nice-looking girl” playing Li Na is, and she’s consulted her program to discover where she’s from. It’s Laura Robson, teenage conqueror of Kim Clijsters. It isn’t her age that seems unfathomable to this fan, but her nationality. “I wouldn’t have guessed Great Britain,” she says. It’s been a while since a British woman has made the radar of the American tennis fan.
About Martin Del Potro
Early in the second set, del Potro takes a ball out of the air with his foot and kicks it right into a ball boy’s hands. The wife of the man who described him as being 6-foot-8 says, “Wow, pretty good.” Her husband isn’t all that impressed. “Well, he is from Spain