Mighty Fed strikes out (pt. 3)
Posted: Wednesday March 14, 2007 11:15AM; Updated: Wednesday March 14, 2007 12:04PM
I got my favorite spam e-mail of all time the other day. It was for diet pills, but the subject was simply, "Greg Rusedski younger classier."
Those are two adjectives ... never mind. Now that's good spam. All I ever get are cringe-worthy puns about Cialis and the like.
Please, please, please can we stop with the Federer/Sampras and Federer/Tiger comparisons? They're almost as boring as dissecting the Hall of Fame nominations. Thank you.
Amen, at least for a few weeks.
Dan Martin of Dayton, Ohio, writes: "The GEICO auto insurance commercial in which a caveman is in the airport and sees a 'So easy a caveman can do it' poster and shakes his head. The nice touch in the commercial is that the caveman in the airport is carrying a wooden tennis racket and has a quasi-1970's Bjorn Borg look. It sends a subtle message that the caveman is a bit dated even if he is not a club-wielding brute."
The relaunched rafaelnadal.com is up and running
Jason of Surprise, Ariz., writes: "I think this is the only way Federer will see some competition. If there are two Federers! Check out this video from Wilson.
Dmitry of San Jose, Calif.: "An interesting stats comparison Web site for Federer vs. Sampras can be found here.
Paul Hage-Chahine of Paris invites you to check out his women's tennis photo gallery.
Randy of El Centro, Calif.: "Taylor Dent and his dad are starting a tennis academy at Los Caballeros Tennis Club in Fountain Valley, Calif. (Yes, there goes another serve-and-volleyer.)"
Alex Charles of Lancaster, Pa., writes: "Parallax (as per dictionary.com): the apparent displacement of an observed object due to a change in the position of the observer."
Another Andrea Jaeger piece. Jonathan Scott of Indianapolis (go Butler) sent this link.
Speaking of links, several of you noted Daniel Coyle's excellent piece in The New York Times a few weeks back on Moscow Spartak Club.
Bad loss for the USTA as Bill (I'm not just a steakhouse model) Mountford is taking a position with Great Britain's Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) as head of coach relations and competition.
How about some props to Alexander Waske -- the former investment banker who played college tennis in San Diego -- for upsetting top-seed Guillermo Canas in the last round of Pacific Life qualifying. (Canas made it into the main draw as a lucky loser.)
Incidentally, Canas beat Jan-Michael Gambill in the first round of qualifying.
Michael Mulvey of Milwaukee sends this week's long lost sibs: "Fernando Gonzalez looks exactly like Barry Watson from What About Brian."
Have a great week, everyone!