live blogging the FO (men’s) final



5:39 PM 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 Game, set, match, Nadal I’m pretty happy for Rafa and that win. He definitely deserved it. Congrats, big guy.

5:24 PM 6-4, 6-2, 5-3 Nadal Time for the Robin Soderling to pull out the gladiator armor. He’s neeeeeeeeding it.

5:07 PM 6-4, 6-2, 3-1 Nadal No, we have no idea who the junior champions are, either. And so much for Bode Miller‘s U.S. Open bid. Kind of rough for the USTA‘s number one story line to flame out in the first round. McEnroe is really doing his best to verbally route for Sod to take this to four or five.

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tennis night in america


30Rock-tennis

NBC‘s critically acclaimed 30 Rock opened to less-than-big numbers with 6.3 million viewers last week, but at least they got something right with this tennis spoof. Loves it.

Watch here or click on the photo itself.

(link via jonstennistweet; photo via nbc.com)

psa: wimbledon online



For those of you like me who haven’t made the switch to digital television (it’s been lots of NPR-ing and lullabyes of those DTV commercials), considering going online for your Wimbledon fix.

See what ESPN, Tennis Channel, and NBC are all doing…

damned if you do…



federer-delpotro-rolandgarros09a

After the cut is a convo with our friend (and resident bracketologist) Chris about NBC‘s choice for men’s semi-final French Open coverage. I’m gonna side with the programmers on this one; they went with a the “no-name” match — showing Soderling/Gonzalez instead of Federer/Del Potro — and they shouldn’t get skewered for it.