So I just watched an interview with Novak Djokovic by 60 Minutes. I kind of gained some respect for the guy. I knew he was a good guy at heart, but there was always this sort of arrogance that (I thought) he had. Now I realize it’s just a competitive drive. His rise to the top made me realize how humble he truly is. Go Nole!
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”— Bilbo Baggins, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
Isner. Yesterday I wasn’t home and didn’t get to see the match between him and Nole; I just saw the score. Originally, I was kind of disappointed because I wanted to see another Nole / Fed / Rafa final. But after actually watching that last set, I think Isner really deserved it.
Isner is the first American since James Blake (‘08) to take out the #1 rank on the tour… I think that’s a big accomplishment. As for today’s final, I think Fed will take him out in three sets. How do you think it’ll turn out?
My right arm is decomposing. I really hope it’s not like xc season, with the recurring injuries and all. Icing every night, hopefully it gets better.
Although we won today, it didn’t feel like a win. Our number 5 and 6 win on a consistent basis, and as #3 I’ve lost two matches in a row. They even said they don’t like the pressure, cause it sometimes comes down to them. I just feel guilty. As captain, I definitely think I should be contributing to our wins equally like the rest of the team.
Stringing is a pain. I love my racket / string combo to death, it’s just the strings fray way too early. I need to get more durable ones, without sacrificing power. I hate that mushy feeling you get, especially with poly / co poly strings.
Oh well, getting Gamma Live Wire XP 16 strung on my racket (Head Youtek Radical MP) tomorrow. I really hope they’re a good fit.