Subtle vs. IN YOUR FACE? Mild vs. Hot? Cotton candy vs. Rock candy? Pepto vs. Cosmo? (yes, yes, I know Cosmos aren't really hot pink, but it sounded good, right?) These are the reasons, my friends, that Rafa wins my favor everytime. The difference in their pink is just a reminder of how different these two men are.
Roger Federer defeated Juan Ignacio Chela 7-6, 6-3 in the 2nd round of the Rogers Cup. Roger looked just a bit rusty, but, rusty for Fed is still better than most player's best. The real story was Roger's outfit, a pink shirt with brown shorts. It was......interesting. I don't think he can pull of pink as well as Rafa, (I might be biased on that topic), and the shorts kept making me think of the song "Doo Doo Brown" (I think I just dated myself). Click here for the the song. Roger is so classy, that he almost pulls it off. Almost. Rafa's up tomorrow, let's hope he does better than the much anticipated, but ultimate flop.....Rafole.
I realize now, after watching Roger on the TV instead of live-streaming on the computer, that his shorts are in fact olive green and not brown. I still don't love the outfit, but, I can no longer continue to call his short color Doo Doo Brown *sigh*
Updated on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 5:51PM by [OnTheGoTennis]
Brad Gilbert.....former professional player, coach, and ESPN commentator. Either you love him or you hate him. I tend to fall in the former category. I respect him as a coach (who wouldn't if they read Andre Agassi's autobiography "Open"); and his jeans with the sports jacket and converse sneaks, are endearing to me. I even, at first, loved the nicknames that he gave players. Who doesn't call Rafael Nadal "Rafa", Juan Martin Del Potro "DelPo", or Novak Djokovic "Nole." Usually his nicknames are better than him trying to pronounce the foreign names, which, is all but a disaster. But recently the nicknames have gotten a bit out of hand.
Very cute video of #1 and #2 playing soccer tennis for fans. Novak clearly isn't as skilled as Rafa, but, he holds his own. Be prepared to be a little dizzy by the home footage.
I've been watching the US Open Series, and very slowly, with each match, I have developed an urge to restart this site. Clearly, that urge has grown and Onthegotennis is officially back and running. I am not sure how frequent the posts will be, but I hope you'll still visit from time to time and keep me company. I will be going to the US Open this year, so keep your eye out for blogs and photos straight from NY. More posts to come!
Today in Melborne, Maria Sharapova showcased her new Paloma Picasso earrings by Tiffany & Co. that she will wear in the Australian Open.
The end of the 2009 season was undoubtedly a long one. There were too many injuries, too much complaining about the length of the season, and most importantly there was too little of Rafael Nadal doing what he usually does.......win. But, it's a new year, and it seems that 2010 has the recipe for some exciting tennis.