Thursday, September 08, 2005

Holy crap, that was good...

I've got two names for you - Andre Agassi and James Blake. These two guys just sent me to tennis heaven. If you didn't tune in to the U.S. Open last night, then you missed out on a match that really deserves the title of epic. I feel sorry for every sports editor out there that sweated a deadline on this one

Normally, I'm a women's tennis kind of guy. As my friend Eileen would point out, there seems to be a connection between hot girls running around in short skirts and my level of attention... But this year at the Open, it's been all about the guys. I don't think I've ever seen so many great matches in one tournament.

Anyway, Blake played in one of the best matches ever just a few days ago and now he backs it up with a great five setter against Agassi. Andre - for his part - was buried in the first two sets only to turn the tables in the third and fourth. And then the fifth set goes to a tie-break. Get outta here...the guy is freakin' awesome. And he's married to Steffi Graf. C'mon, it wouldn't seem fair, except the guy is so nice.

So, there you have it. Two total class athletes who have nothing but respect for each other playing their brains out, both just happy to be out there, and when it was all over showing nothing but graciousness and appreciation to the fans. Why couldn't all athletes be like that?

6 comments:

Eileen said...

Was Agassi wearing a short skirt?

Slade said...

I think Agassi is so hot!

thephoenixnyc said...

An AMAZING match. Sadly this used to be common in the 70s and 80s. Go Andre!!

Shawn said...

No Eileen, he wasn't. And think we can all agree that's a good thing.

Miranda said...

I can't watch Tennis unless Agassi's playing. But I think if he wore a skirt, even that would be ruined!

The Zombieslayer said...

Nope Shawn. The only reason I watch tennis is for the hot babes. Since neither gentlemen are hot babes, I won't watch them.

By the way, football season's about to start. Go Packers!!!!