Monday, September 4, 2017

Greatest tennis comeback

...is what ESPN's Darren Cahill just called Juan Martin del Potro's 5 set win over D. Thiem. Del Potro was down 2 sets, and later 2 match points. Buoyed by the fans, especially those wearing Argentine regalia, he never quit fighting, and defeated the talented 23-year-old. 

This is why we love tennis.

 Match of the 2017 tournament so far.

Re "greatest comeback ever." Perhaps. But calls to mind Pete Sampras' unforgettable 1996 win over Alex Corretja.

 

That and Jimmy Connors, 39, improbable 1991 run at the US Open.



Let's call them the three best tennis chills and thrills, how's that?

Small world dept. Tennis immortal Pete Sampras is a distant cousin of my hitting partner, Chicagoan Jeff Goby.

Monday, August 7, 2017