Hi all. I just returned from Cinci. Thought about staying for today, but... i am FRIED and just drove back to Indy. Karine, Karen: I saw you guys... you were right behind his chair during his match with Federer, no? I was on the opposite side. I was there VERY early on Thursday though and was on Center Court before Safin started, thought i saw you guys walking around, but then... you disappeared!! I'm sorry to have missed you, but hey... maybe next year ???
I had a GRRRREAT couple of days of tennis. Although, i did get a headache from squinting during Nicolas' match and had to leave right after to get some sleep, and some aspirin! Later that night i went out and ate at Olive Garden (yes...alone... but i dont really have a problem with that kind of stuff). My Hotel was right down the Street from the Marriot (just past the I-71 bridge).. I actually got a little turned around and ended up in the Marriot parking lot my first night there... thought about stopping, but... didnt know last names to ask for you all--plus didnt want to seem stalker'ish. haha. I'm glad you guys had such a nice week. And I'm sorry for Karine, i understand how hard it must be to say "goodbye" to a friend.
Funny thing happened during the rain delay yesterday. I was standing outside grandstand (Moya v. Ginepri) and these people came up and asked me for my autograph... i have NO IDEA who they thought i was, but i signed their stuff!! hahahahah. It was interesting. Also i went over and watched Feliciano Lopez's doubles match... but even better sat with Robredo's/Ferrer's coaches during their GREAT doubles match (they beat Hanley/Arthurs in 3!!!)... I also saw the two of them running outside the grounds after their match i was leaving and with traffic i was stopped rt by them and they stopped and talked!! (Robredo has a baaaad habit of talking to his coach during his matches and must've seen me chatting) Well all, sorry that this summer is "over" but i definitly have a very good feeling about Nic's chances at the Open. His draws just sucked in almost every tournament and he ALMOST beat Federer.... I think he's def. got a good vibe going into the Open.
Sorry i didnt see you guys (Karine and Karen), but hope you both made it safely home.