Can you guess? Can you guess which country, which tournament cannot, will not, be swayed from “doing its own thing”?
I give up. Everything I said yesterday about explaining or not explaining is gunk. We may as well ask the Cookie Monster for his opinion – you could do a lot worse.
The #newrogerscupslogan hashtag (which you really need to look at if you haven’t already) is total win, so completely expressing the feelings I might have vented had I been conscious.
The casualty list of Caro, Murray, Delpo, Rafa and Kim, now extends to Li, Pova, Petra, Fran and Fed, who saw fit to win only a single game in the final set of his loss to Tsonga. The funny thing is I don’t know if we can blame any of them.
I said lightening and/or Jo-Wilfried doesn’t and wouldn’t strike twice. I was wrong. Or, at least, it does in Canada. And I bet if you waited long enough, it would strike again…and again…and again…in the same place, several times over. All against the wonderfully resonant backdrop of the blue screen of death and under a hail of broken light bulbs. For that, apparently, is how Canada rolls.
So now we know.
Either we’re in urgent need of updating our Canadian stereotypes, or this is Canada’s most audacious bid for attention since…..yeah.
Even Serena was to lose a set before bringing down Zheng and, one can only hope, the Antichrist along with her.
You’d think Serena and Novak should now, by rights, sleep walk their way to the title. Except Canada don’t deal in rights. Or wrongs. Or pretty much any type of consciously (or subconsciously) imposed order.
For all I know Roberta Vinci will probably win.
All that’s left is to book passage on the fastest plane, train or camper van out of here and on to Cincy.
And to deliver a standing ovation to the only people who seem to have had the foresight to plan against the chaos before the event even began, and wanted no part of it. I think we can all agree that they were on to something.
Well played Venus Williams….Well played Robin Soderling….Well played Andy Roddick.
Your judgement and various ailments do you credit.