Love Match…

I love tennis.

In the old days I was a darn good tennis player.

I always enjoy being a spectator at the major tournaments.

I worked at the US Open for years as On-Air Booth Manager for NBC, TBS, CBS and ESPN.

I have traveled to every major with the exception of the Australian Open.

The past two weeks Wimbledon has been my daytime buddy as I was a shut in with my Covid adjacent illness.

I will be sad to see it end.

There have been some great matches and intriguing acts of kindness, overcoming on court injuries and nastiness…just like the real world.

Photo: Sporting News Djokovic, Tsitsipas

Unfortunately, there are obnoxious, egotistical asses like Australian Nick Kyrgios, Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and Serb Novak Djokovic.

Inspiration was provided by German Tatjana Maria who at 34 returned to tennis one year after having her second child and played like a champion all the way to the semis against Ons Jabeur, her dear, inspirational friend, Tunisian hero and the highest-ranked African and Arab tennis player in ATP and WTA rankings history.

Jabeur has made it to the Wimbledon women’s final.

Class is always defined by Rafa Nadal who just pulled out of the semi-finals against Kyrgios with an abdominal tear.

Photo:Guardian Tatjana Maria, Ons Jabeur

It was cool to see the crowd carry British tennis player, Cameron Norrie to the semi-finals and fun to see him ramp up his game when Kate and William entered the Royal Box at Centre Court.

Photo:Republic World Rafa Nadal, Taylor Fritz

The American men were impressive for the first time in quite a while.

Taylor Fritz nearly beat Nadal in their 5 set quarterfinal match and Amanda Anisimova had a great run to the quarterfinals, beating highly ranked fellow American Coco Gauff along the way.

Wimbledon by day and the NY Yankees by night, the best medicine in the world.




  1. Ellie lupo says:

    So sorry you are sick,but very happy you have the tennis and the Yankees to keep you company. Take care…rest and get well quickly. 💜

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