Effing Amazing

For those of you who caught tonight’s US Open between Andre Agassi and James Blake you know what I am referring to. Andre clawing back after being down two sets and taking to a fifth set tie-breaker with two match points. Blake was 0 – 5 in 5th sets…Andre had played 20 fifth set tie breakers. Blake, from Harlem, was the visitor on his home court as the crowd was wowed by the ageless Agassi. Given all Blake has been through in the past year — the partial paralysis, the death of his father, not being ranked in the top 200 at one point, coming into the Open as a wildcard — he was the big winner.

While in NY, Julie and I were fortunate enough to catch an Open match…and it happened to be a match involving Blake. I don’t believe he won…but it doesn’t matter. What an amazing match. I was pulling for Agassi but Blake will be the one I route for moving forward.


1 Response to “Effing Amazing”

  1. September 9, 2005 at 7:23 am

    Saw the match; it was effing fantastic… I was pulling for Blake; I still have a hard time rooting for Agassi after some of his arrogant antics towards the fans in years past. Great player, not-so-great personality… Blake was awesome last weekend when he beat Rafael Nadal and his cozy capri pants and tight shirt (was that a cornish hen in his pants or what…???) You mentioned Blakes hardships recently and don’t forget he broke several vertebrate and nearly paralyzed himself when he faceplanted into the steel netpost during a match. He is courage personified (not to mention his hot little bee-otch).

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