Now that the 2007 U.S. Open is over, I offer you a list of ten things I learned from this year’s Slam (and watching today’s final between Roger and Nole):
- A mentally stable Justine Henin is one step above every other woman in the sport. It’s actually not even close as we saw in the finals against Svetlana Kuznetsova.
- Evian water is making a shit load of money.
- Jim Courier is supreme compared to Dick Enberg and Tracy Austin.
- Aretha Franklin rules; Liza Minelli scares children.
- Where is Trump? I saw David Stern at the finals, but no Donald. Did I miss him?
- Nike needs new designers — Tinker Hatfield or adidas‘ Stella McCartney come to mind.
- Patrick McEnroe and John McEnroe need to stop talking about the Davis Cup, especially during the middle of the most important tennis tournament in the universe.
- Golf is not a sport; Roger Federer plays a sport.
- Davenport, Clijsters, and Mauresmo are missed.
- Are Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic an item? I wonder what Yuri thinks about this…
TSF contributor JNP is in New York reporting from the U.S. Open trenches. He’s been checking in with us everyday. Read his previous posts here.