Scoop, Dunny Brown is Playing Today in Delray Qualis!!
Are you aware of this? Tennis-Prose.com’s favorite player, the dred-locked, slash-and-burn playing style of the lanky Jamaican-German, who always asks the ball kids for the ball he just served an ace with, is playing Ryan Sweeting today in the Delray qualis. Also, DYoung is playing Alex Bogey in today’s qualis. But what I would give to be in Delray today, sitting courtside to watch Brown and Sweeting do battle. I haven’t seen Brown play since he beat Querrey in Newport a couple of years ago.
Also of note, Scoop: Monfils has pulled out, but there’s still a quality draw with Nishikori, Dolgopolov (who’s having another sketchy year, losing to Matosevic in Memphis), Kevin Anderson and IzQuer (I’ve morphed these two guys into the same person thinking they might have better results this way). Bummed I don’t see Rhyne Williams in draw, but looking forward to catching Sock’s first rounder on Monday.
Also of note: Johnny Mac took out Pat Cash last night, but lurking in the draw are both Moya and Phillipoussis. Scoop, do you think at this stage JMac can take out either one or both? Interesting that in Delray, the seniors with JMac often generate more pizzaz than the main event.
Finally, are you going to be in NYC for the Nadal/Del Potro match at MSG with a little side dish of Williams/Vika? Will you come down from balmy Florida for this event?
And how annoying is Ashley Harkleroad on Tennis Channel? I hear the network is not doing well, cutting employee hours and still not televising full events in the U.S. But there’s something Valley girlish vapid about Ashley’s voice, a little catch, a kind of presumption that leads her to call Azarenka “Vika” all the time like she’s her best friend. But then, she is Playboy’s Ashley so I guess TC looked at it as a way of bumping up the numbers.