Re: Steffi Graf Admiration Thread Vol 2
I actually heard about the Mahut/Isner marathon on the radio. Where I live someone talking about tennis on the radio is rare these days. The only thing Ive heard tennis related all year was on Steffi's birthday. A very popular local talk program gave a shout out to her this year on her birthday which they always do. But that's about it. I'm not talking about sports radio, they give a few seconds but only during a major.
I guess the guy with the best massage therapist will win. Because they are going to be stiff and sore. The only good thing I can see for these guys is they were playing on grass and not hard court. Just thinking about their marathon played on hard courts makes me wince.
When I played juniors, I had a four hour match once on hard courts, afterwards even though I was a teenager and fit,I felt beaten up,or like being runover by a truck. I went back to my room and just packed myself with ice, but the next morning I was so stiff and sore I couldn't move. In my twenties I played a 4 and a half hour match on clay. The next day I was tired but I didn't feel run over.
But I do remember being so mentally fried after the match so tired that I got lost on my way home, and it was a local tourney in my hometown.
Yeah , they are well conditioned professional athletes, but not robots.For those men to play at such a high level, with so much effort and intensity for that long,just incredible. And its not over. whew. It will be fascinating to see how they play when they resume. I've tried to analyze who I think will come back fresher and win it. But I have no idea.
Btw, thanks RKM for the compliment.
Anyone seen anything about this. If its true how goofy is this.On twitter: from an angry tweeter illadelph610:Cant believe Steffi Graf got denied entrance to Wimbledon because of lack of credentials.WTF!Steffi won some5/6 Wimbledons titles,not enuf?
What happened? Security didnt know who she was?
A few months ago on Steffi's blog someone in Grapevine, Tx wrote: "I could have sworn I saw you walking through downtown Grapevine. Was that really you...." Steffi replied that it was her and explained why she was there.
Grapevine is a small town north of Dallas,Tx which I had never heard of even though I've been to Texas a dozen times. If she's recognized in Grapevine, surely she has to be recognized in Wimbledon at the All England Club.
Or maybe the individual was just being a twit. Recognized her but followed the letter of the regulation not the purpose of it. Silly git.
To borrow a saying which means to use common sense: If it walks like a duck,quacks like a duck, has feathers like a duck,it's a duck,and a duck doesn't need papers to pass to the pond.
So if Steffi Graf shows up at Wimbledon,and you know it's her. Let her in!