Friday, September 08, 2006

Flushing Meadows, Gushing Scoop

On Andy Roddick's victory over Lleyton Hewitt: "I saw a player become un-overrated."

Apart from the sublime absurdity of syntax (which pretty much guarantees this phrase first ballot Scoopism HoF status), just how big was Roddick's accomplishment? A preview of the men's draw on the official U.S. Open website had this to say about the 15th-seeded Hewitt: "Look for him to crash early to rising star Djokovic of Serbia."

On the day's play: "Maybe the greatest day in tennis. "

Uh, Scoop, this wasn't even the semi-finals of a Grand Slam. The best match up of the day was Davenport v. Henin-Hardenne - a 2 v. 10 seed. No other match on the day pitted two top ten seeds against each other. Would you care to explain how this day was better than McEnroe - Borg at Wimbledon in 1980, Agassi - Sampras at the 2001 U.S. Open, Evert - Navratilova at the 1985 French Open, or even Nadal - Federer on clay at the ATP Masters Finals earlier this year?I know these were single matches, but which day's play would you rather attend?


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