Saturday, June 27, 2009

Wimbledon


So it is the end of June and that means that it is Wimbledon time...

The first time that I ever saw tennis on television was I believe the 1980 Wimbledon men's final where Borg beat McEnroe for his fifth consecutive singles title. Or maybe it was '81, either way it was amazing and I was hooked. I cannot play tennis for a damn, but I love to watch the majors when they are on. I was stunned when Nadal lost in the French last month and I was a bit sad when Sharapova lost in the early rounds this week but that doesn't mean that I won't be spending time in front of the television when NBC does its traditional Breakfast at Wimbledon broadcast. Good times, but I'm still not sure that I am a Roger Federer fan by any stretch. He seems kinda like a tool...

It is too bad that the state of American tennis is so bad right now, it kinda kills the fun, but like the wife always says, it is fun to watch someone who is really good at what they do. Now if they could just moderate the grunting...

6 comments:

Sheri_Beri said...

Are you really agreeing with Martina Navratilova? Really? So how many grunts are too many? lol.. It just seems too weird that they would or could tell someone, "You're not allowed to make extra noise." lol

Homer said...

I don't know how you'd do it, but it is a bit much with some of them. And with the advancements in A/V technology we get to hear them clear as a bell.

Anamika said...

I don't think it is just the technology, some of them are just plain loud.. Sharapova for e.g...

I don't recall Seles or Connors ever being this loud...

Nor would I use the word "grunt" to describe the noise some of them make lately.... it is more along the lines of a shriek/scream and they keep it up longer and longer these days....

Homer said...

Seles was the worst. She sounded like she was in a Bruce Lee movie.

Anamika said...

Sharapova apparently is "officially" the loudest at 101 decibels...(per bbc). A lions roar is measured at about 110 decibels!

Kristin said...

I love watching Wimbledon every year...I don't really watch tennis any other time, but there's something about it every summer.