Warning.. This is a multi quote post.
So where to start? For one, it was very exciting to see them play so close. That's why I like the grandstand - more intimate. Unfortunately, that also means you hear more things, and as it turned out, yesterday was field trip day for the kiddies! And just to add to the interest, the organizers decided to give them these inflatable noise makers. Yeah, I'm trying to figure that one out as well.
HUH? I thought tennis was a concentration sport? WTH?!?! The players need to focus when they serve, I don't get why they would give them noise makers, like kids aren't bad enough without that! lol
The weather was also messed up yesterday; constantly going from hot to cold. I must have taken my jacket on and off a dozen times. I also got a horrible sunglass tan
I heard it was like 15 degrees. I also saw the trainer or whoever he was put on a jacket! lol. Hopefully will be better today and tomorrow.. Has anyone seen the weather forecast? No rain, right?
Another bummer is that my awesome new camera is being repaired, so I had to use my old decrepit one, so no action shots or close ups
Aww, I understand your frustration. However, we're just happy you got to take some photos at all. Love to see shots and hear a review from someone who was there. A thousand thanks. You are amazing!
Now about tennis, Peter is just
Glad I'm not the only one who likes the guy. He is very cute/hot/sexy.. I kinda have a crush on him. lol
As for his play, I thought he played decent, not great. I've seen him play better but I wonder if all the noise screwed with his concentration/focus. A couple times right after he broke, he would get broken back or be close to being broken down 0-40. He seemed to be a rushing sometimes. He picked it up in the last two sets, although he should have had a bagel in the last
Hmm, I guess the noise and the weather messed up his game, huh? He was probably nervous too. He is after all defending his country's honor in the Davis Cup, and it was important not to get downgraded to group 2, so it kinda was much on the line.
I think one of the funniest moments (to me cuz I'm odd) was there were so many wasps/bees flying around for some reason, and one landed on Peter's shoe. So he flicked it off with his racket, then squished it lightly with the frame and just left it on the court and continued playing haha
LOL! That sounds really, really funny
Another funny moment was when he was getting ready to serve, he was bouncing the ball and then it hit his shoe or something and got away from him, and he's like 'screw it', and got another ball from the ball kid. I think I have a short vid of it somewhere.
Aww, that sounds funny AND cute!
As for Milos, he has a nice serve when it goes in! But the boy needs to work on his return game and volleys. But he's young and has a lot of potential and seems like a nice guy haha so many times he wanted to smash his racket but kept his emotions in check. I unfortunately didn't get to see set 5, left after the 4th cuz I needed to get home (I honestly didn't think I would be there till that long) but was thrilled to find out he pulled out the win.
I know Milos isn't exactly a complete player yet. He definitely has a lot to work on. It was frustrating to see him qualify for the USO and then just throw it away in the first match when he lost. But, I do think the kid's got potential. He just has to continue to improve his game.
Saw Frank and Daniel there too, cheering for their team.
That's nice. Seems like they've got some great team spirit! Just like when Peter was there supporting Milos in USO.
So I did take a few pics, but not many cuz my stupid old camera is shiny silver and I think the sun was reflecting off it and blinding the players haha but I'll post some of em here. Hope I do it right..haven't done it before.
Don't worry, the pics are more than good enough. They turned out pretty good actually
Thanks again for taking pics and the match review
Finals words (since my post is already ridiculously long), just want to say it's a bit disappointing not more people showed up to support Canadian tennis. Hopefully that'll change in the coming years.
I guess tennis just isn't a big sport in Canada. Hopefully it will be in the future though when you get more successful players. Also, there may be more people showing up on saturday and sunday, because more people have the weekend off from work. Remember that is was a week day after all..