My interest in tennis tends to wax and wane depending how many Canadians are contenders. This is currently a reasonably good time for our men and women so I will follow Wimbledon. I also like the traditions around Wimbledon.
Time has run out for Bouchard I fear. She couldn’t handle the early fame psychologically?
Andreescu floundered after winning the 2019 US Open but that was due to injuries: she may still excel. Leyla Fernandez has played well since going to the 2021 US Open Final and I think she will be a star.
Ruud’s call on himself for not getting to a ball before it bounced 2x is incredible gesture. Of course, some turn to the fact this should be unnecessary as Umpire should have video capabilities. I like the fact that in the final of the US Open, this guy took away a point from himself and it potentially cost him. He gains the good karma from this and will gain fans he never would have otherwise.
Alcaraz is the real deal. This kid is going to make things tough for a long time to come. Happy to see Tiafoe play well. He now knows what he is playing for and should respect it more going forward. Can’t win a 5th set serving 25% first serve.
That’s one thing I like about tennis is that in your very-early-competitive years you’re expected to make those calls when the ball is on your side of the court (because there’s no line judges or chair umpire or replay official)…at least, that’s my understanding…so, it’s in their nature to make these calls.
Also, you could tell by the body language of both players that they both saw it bounce twice.