Thursday, January 26, 2006

That's entertainment...

I've only got two words today...Australian Open. It's been a great tournament. I love watching tennis.

First off...the return of Martina Hingis. How do you retire from the sport due to injuries, sit out three years and then come back to make the quarters of a slam? That's just too awesome.

It's been fun to watch the joy she's brought back to the game. It's a bit like watching Agassi play. There's a enjoyment of the game that is just obvious and that makes it just that much more fun to watch.

I'm glad she's back. Hope she can get to the top of the sport again. And, is it my imagination, or is she looking pretty amazing?

And then there's the crazy Cypriot, Marcos Baghdatis. What a romp he's having. I was up all night last night because I couldn't turn off the amazing comeback he was making to reach the finals.

You just don't come back from two sets down to win in five when you're playing a highly-ranked player like David Nalbandian...unless you're Baghdatis that is. And talk about having fun and enjoying the game. He certainly fits that bill.

And you just have to love his Greek fans. I heard that he had to teach them how to behave at a tennis match when he was playing in the early rounds out on the outer courts. Most of them are soccer fans, not tennis fans. So that's how they thought you behave at a tennis match. You can just tell that some of these guys closed up their deli to watch and cheer for the young guy from Cyprus.

I'm pulling for him to win the whole thing. Long shot? Very long...but it would sure be a kick if this young guy could pull it off.


The Zombieslayer said...

I don't want to see that hairy dude. I want to see those babes.

wow. I need to start watching women's tennis again. Thanks Shawn for reminding me what I'm missing. :)

Wendy said...

Ok, is this just turning into a sports blog? Just let us know.....

kris said...

I'm with you on tennis! I don't think many people truly understand how exciting tennis can be (and truthfully, I love the television commentary of most tennis matches!)

I love that there is new blood in the mix, too. I must admit, even though we have loved them, it gets pretty old watching the same old, same olds win each and every Grand Slam.

Now if I could just play better than I do, that would make everything complete.

Wendy said...

Shawn? Are you still out there? I am beginning to think my sarcastic comment about this turning into a sports blog has done you in. I was kidding ok. Well, not totally, but anyway... Hello? Anyone?

exMI said...

Hingis has always been hot.

Shawn said...

What can I say? I love tennis.

Laying out fair warning for everyone...I'm an Olympics whore. I'll be tuned in to as many minutes of that as I can squeeze in.

And this summer, I will go World Cup crazy over soccer.

Hope you all still love me when the dust settles.