I’m watching the brilliant match between the two Next Gen’ers, Kyrgios and Zverev, and what does Tennis Channel do, it switches to the ultra-boring match between Venus and Peng. Now this is high treason, my friends, and something must be done to stop it. Peng pushes the ball like a public parks pusher. Venus confounded, still hits serves in the bottom of the net. I can’t stand it. Last week I had to watch the nauseatingly boring display between Venus and Garbine until I got to see the scintillating Kyrgios and Sock.
I didn’t mind women’s tennis when it was out on its own sphere, it’s own rock, and I didn’t have to watch it if I didn’t feel like it (which is most of the time, please, don’t subject me to a Kerber-Radwanska match. I beg of you.) But when women’s tennis gets directly into the way of my watching men’s tennis, then I have really have a beef. Was Ray Moore really so long last year when he stated the obvious, “I think the WTA [Women’s Tennis Association] … you know, in my next life, when I come back, I want to be someone in the WTA because they ride on the coattails of the men,” Moore said. “They don’t make any decisions, and they are lucky. They are very, very lucky. If I was a lady player, I’d go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born because they have carried this sport. They really have.”
I rest my case…and geez am I happy the Keys v Woz match is on tonight at midnight after I’m fast asleep. Before then, at least hopefully I can watch SteveJo v Fed and Sock v Grigor.