25 October, 2012

Total Eclipse of the Star

Everyone knows tennis is a cruel mistress, most of all the players.  She’s exacting, calculating and fickle. Serves rained down at 130 mph are judged within millimeters; deciding matches, tournaments, seasons.  Every week the players (and anyone who cares to look) know exactly where they stand in the grand scheme of things; the tour’s 52-week rolling rankings, virtually unique in sport, do a fair job of minimizing conjecture.  Tennis moves on with devastating speed.  No sooner does a player kiss the championship hardware does the process to replace him begin, a process known all too well by Juan Carlos Ferrero

12 October, 2012

Wilson Congratulates Roger Federer

Check out the new Wilson commercial congratulating Roger Federer on his record-breaking run as the ATP World No. 1.  Quite a nice tribute to the Swiss champion.