Sunday, August 5, 2012

Olympic and Tennis Thoughts 8/5/2012

Congratulations to Andy Murray.  He captured the gold medal on home soil in the tennis competition of the Olympics.  Then came back a couple hours later to play in the medal match in mixed doubles with Laura Robson.  They lost the match, but still received silver medals.  All in all, not a bad day for Murray.

Against Roger Federer, Murray was terrific.  Did Fed play great?  No.  But against Murray today, it probably wouldn't have mattered.  Murray was that good.

Serena Williams added to her hardware haul, winning the doubles competition with sister Venus to go with her gold in singles competition.

In singles, Serena made the best women's tennis players in the world look like club players.  Simply amazing tournament for her.  When Serena is focused, she is almost invincible.  She seems very focused right now.  Of course that is subject to change daily.  The rest of the WTA should be on notice until then.

Again, major fail for NBC.  Sunday afternoon and not showing men's 100 meter final live?  I suppose NBC lives in a vacuum in which the rest of the world (and specifically United States) is not privy.

Yes, I'm going to watch their primetime coverage.  But not because I don't know the results.

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