I think I've been to every match that's been played. Well, almost. I saw bits and pieces of all the singles except for Llodra vs. Haase. I actually got to see the entire Safin/Hernych match tonight. Thanks Marat, I could've been home an hour earlier if you didn't have a brain fart in the second set. I didn't see any doubles today, there was just too much going on at once. I think I'm starting to know the people who work on the side courts a little too well now, lol. So, I started out on my trip about 20 minutes earlier and it made a big difference, there was still traffic problems in the same spots but it wasn't as bad. I made it home in record time, 1 hour and 35 minutes (I think I've made it home faster only one other time and that was because I drove 90 the entire way on the beltway and part of another interstate, I have a bit of a lead foot, lol). I got there right around 4pm and walked right up to where Tommy Haas just finished practice and got his autograph. If I had my camera out of my bag, I could've gotten a picture too, he was being very fan friendly. I actually like going to court 2 during the day, the bleachers are in the shade! The shade on Grandstand isn't very good during the day, the sun still comes in at certain times, but it's a terrific idea, maybe they'll cover both set of stands next year. I got my daily dose of Spadea, saw him watching the Sweeting/Moodie match for a bit (yeah, I saw you
). I had a plan on how to cover the 3 outer courts. I went to court 2, then to grandstand, then to court 1, then to Stadium, then started all over again. It's crazy, but that's what I did. I think I'll have to do it again tomorrow, there's just too much going on at once. I also learned from the last couple of days and brought my own food and drinks, the food there is awful and very expensive, so save your money and bring it yourself! There was a point before the sun started going down that the sun started getting to me, so I had to find shade and get some water and a snack, then I felt better. I'm not used to the sun (as if you can't tell by looking at my pale fair skin, hey, I'm part Irish, blame my relatives) and it's like an icebox where I work, so heat and sun aren't my friend. I think I'm rambling but I'm tired. Anyway, I took a TON of pictures, some video (but who knows if I'll ever get that online), I did get video of Marat throwing his racket at the end of the second set (thanks Marat, I was waiting for it, lol) but that video needs edited down. Oh, and I finally got to meet the people in my box tonight! Random people have been just sitting anywhere they wanted to and a few times they were in my seat, so I sat either behind or in front of them, but I had to take a stand for my proper seat tonight. OK, not sure when I'll get to pics because I need to leave earlier tomorrow. Now I must sleep.