Me, Watching Tennis

Me, Watching Tennis
Me, Watching Tennis

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ernests Wins Rounds Ones

Rowan here, back from day two of the Heineken Open.

Ernests Gulbis' name is funny, with the s on the end. I like it. Ernests (it's like there are two of him) beat Marcel Granollers in three sets today, it was neat. Granollers has game, he beat James Blake to win that title on clay last year. But everybody knows Ernests is the real star. He goes for his shots, high risk, but high risk equals big rewards when it pays off. When it doesn’t pay off you crash and burn, but boy you do it spectacularly. Ernests has top seed Juan Martin del Potro tomorrow, I’m looking forward to that one. I know Gulbis looks like Napoleon Dynamite, but I always think of him as a young Doctor Doom. Because you know, Doctor Doom comes from Latveria, which kind of sounds like Latvia. So Ernests may be cute and happy now, but one day something terrible will happen to him and he will turn into an evil all-powerful villain. Then he’ll start winning some Grand Slams.


Ampersand said...

YOu know now that you mention it you;d think there would be more superheroes playing tennis - like, why not? He also makes me think of Oscar Wild, because of "THe IMportance of Being Ernest", which has 2 of them , so it's like, Ernests is both! So Oscar Wilde writs the screenplay for a Dr Doom movie, and the guy from Napoleon Dynamite gets the part - that's Ernests Gulbis!

Nice post Rowan!

hectopascal said...

Ernests is cute :P

Btw, I'm soooo happy to have found this blog again, after I stumbled across it months ago (and had a hysterical fit after seeing the "me watching tennis" picture) but forgot the blog name :(

paula said...

I'm glad you found us hectopascal! Rowan is rocking hte live coverage from New Zealand and 2009 is going to be a great year for tennis and blogging no doubt!