Rick Rock here -
P has already said it, but... I'm going to say it again, because I can't think of too much else to say... and that's exactly the point I was going to make! The big pause, in TV coverage at least, after the Aussie open - just dribs and drabs - has kind of forced me to think about things other than tennis. Like, drinking? I am not sure. It's been a blur. I feel kind of weird and confused. So, trying to ease back in...
Also, I am in a bind, because P is up in the country where we have Dish Network, and they don't seem to have the coverage! But I am taping everything here in New York on MSG+!!! So, should I talk about results? Because I might ruin things for her?? But, how can I blog about tennis without talking about results?? I DON'T KNOW!
By the way, this is really, really boring to talk about, but the coverage... it was great on the Tennis channel and then it went to msg+ and it is kind of thin! What is msg+? I like msg, sure - it makes your head feel funny. When you eat too many Bugles... ha, ha. OK, that was really weak. But in truth... random. Last year we were in Buenos Aires during this tournament, and the TV coverage was much better. Not that we just sat in our hotel watching tennis.... just a little. Late at night. Actually for the semi's (Nalbandian vs. Fish), we had flown back and were in Miami, combing South Beach for... a sports bar??? Actually we found one! And after like an hour of trying, got them to tune one of 50TVs to the tennis (March Madness of course was on), only to see David lose! So we got drunk, and P lost her sweater... but it was fun. Some dude at the bar drunkenly told me about his band and I just realized I never checked out their Myspace page! Oh well.
Time to talk about tennis - First, real quick, Verdasco was really impressive beating Gasquet. They pick on Gasquet, he should be this or that, but he is what he is, a great player who will only flirt with the top 10. But that is a lot, and Verdasco whomped him. Soundly. The hair is kind of an issue. The whole "I am borrowing Aggassi's life" is weird. One commentator said Verdasco would drive 6 hours for a press conference, because he is like a publicity hound. I have no idea. P runs his Facebook group, and he has never contacted her... nor has Andre or Darren Cahill or Gill Reyes or anyone else from his camp. Hint!
Getting to the point of this post, just watched Danny Hanny beat (I'm going to try) was it Cetkova? Really don't mean to be dismissive of her opponent, genuinely am not sure I have the name right. I was distracted by Hantuchaova. By her nipples. Whoops! Is hat going to far? But it was really noticable, high beams on! I had better be quiet.
Seriously,this is a big event for Hantuchova for obvious reasons, having won it twice, 2 or her 3 titles, and she is a fun player to watch, just very clean,flat hitting when she is on. Always like to see her play well., and at least some of the time, she did.
That's enough for now... easing back into this tennis thing.
Out - Rick Rock
Wait - one last thing - I am now watching Andreev and Tsonga, and they said Andreev's girlfriend is Maria Kirilenko? Is that true??