London is now the site of the third major tennis event of the year with the Masters Finals. It used to be there were three big events in NYC, the Open, The Forest Hills event and the Masters. Now there’s only the Open. Tomorrow night I’m going to the Garden for a Seniors event with Mac, Rafter, Pete and Andre and the most drama I’m expecting is, hopefully, Andre will get on Pete for looking like an ape or being a lousy tipper and they’ll come to blows, or at least both rush the net and make ugly gesticulations at one another.
But in London, they’re hosting the 8 best players of the year. Yes, Djoko was pictured wearing a Dwight Howard-looking pair of odd glasses. Yes, David Ferrer is coming into the event the hottest player on the planet not named Serena. Yes, Roger Fed is now officially on the downside. Yes, Djokovic not only wears funny glasses, but he’s also reeling, after losing to Sam Querrey in Paris.
For the first time in a while, there won’t be any Americans in the field. I’m picking Berdy to pull this one out. He’s looking very confident, even as he lost to Ferrer in Paris, and plus, he has the smoking-hottest girlfriend in the Top 8, a big factor you can’t discount. In tennis, whoever has the best-looking wife/girlfriend/paramour in his box usually wins.
Who do you like?