sunday survey: your summer story



There was lots of things happening on the pro tennis tours this summer. There were some strange storylines with confusion surrounding the injuries of Serena Williams and Juan Martin del Potro and a wild US Open culminated with two familiar champions winning in vastly different ways.

We asked earlier this summer what you thought would take shape for the US Open Series, now we’re curious – with the Series past and the year’s final Slam in the books: what was your summer story?

Was it the absence (and off-court activity) of Serena? Was it the mom-can-defend Slam run by one Kim Clijsters? Was it Rafa claiming his ninth major, completing the career Slam? Or did something altogether different capture your tennis eye (like, say, Nadia’s outfit)? Perhaps you were inspired by the runs of Vera or Novak, or loved the story that Sweet Caroline just may prove her #1 ranking after a title in New Haven and an impressive run to the semis. Dare we even mention the Andy Roddick debacle? Maybe that was your fave for other reasons…

Tell us in the comment section below.

(photo by kyliemm via flickr.)

Comments

  1. notanothertennisfan says:

    Rafa is the story of the year, hands down… I’m still on Team Federer but have come to terms with Nadal’s dominance of the game. Other major stories of the summer:

    2. Clijsters: She Does It Her Way
    3. Caroline Wozniacki
    4. Andy Roddick Underachieves
    5. John Isner, Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey Give Americans Tennis Hope

  2. Aside from the big stories that you’ve mentioned, the relative success of so many Spaniards at the US Open was the surprising story for me. I spent two days at the Open, and Spaniards appeared in more than half the matches I caught, doubles and singles, including a couple all-Spanish matches. Not something I would have expected for a hardcourt major.

  3. It has to be rafa, but there were many gorgeous over and undertones washing through the whole thing. But in the end, Rafa’s achievements were the story.

    After that I’d take Schiavone winning the French as another moment that will last forever in my mind. For me this one got me to cry the loudest and the longest.

    We talk a lot about Spain’s domination, but Novak’s stellar play in N.Y. and his nation’s surprising/ heartwarming Davis Cup run is becoming a fave of mine also…

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