The big pro tournament on now is at Key Biscayne (Miami), which starts its second week today; and meanwhile, the men’s USTA 65 Clay Court Championships are being played at the New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club.
If you watched on TV yesterday, you saw a very lackadaisical #2 seed, Andy Murray being knocked out by American Mardy Fish, 6-4, 6-4. Will Andy ever keep it together for two solid weeks to be able to win a Grand Slam?
And the day before, and equally slow-moving Novak Djokovic exited.
I will be there on Tuesday to see who is left in the draw; and will report on any ‘pearls of tennis wisdom’ learned.
During the coverage, Justin Gimelstob showed the top American players. Of course Andy Roddick is still tops in the country; but did you see who is now the #2 US player????
Tommy Haas! He lives near Tampa, just became a citizen and would like to play for the US.
USTA Clay Court Championships:
Bill Plummer (that Florida lefty, who beat Tom and me in Ft. Myers in January), just got knocked out of the doubles by a should-have-been-seeded team. He reports that the attendance this year is dramatically lower than last year; but there is still many of “the usual suspects” there.
One of these years, I will make the commitment to play in this one to see if I can possibly win a round or two.
If you are interested in the Senior amateurs, check out the draw for New Orleans: USTA 65s