Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Northern California.
Re: Serbian Tennis ----- Ilija Bozoljac and Viktor Troicki
Ilja played Justin Gimelstob today, but he lost 6-3, 6-4 (or maybe it was 6-4, 6-3). I was at the match and I forgot the score, oops. I first met Ilja at the Sacramento Challenger two weeks ago, and I was also able to talk to him a little bit this week at the Carson Challenger. For some reason, he is like a big great dane puppy to me. He's very powerful and strong, but he's still kind of all over the place in a goofy way. I saw him play his doubles match with Dudi Sela as well, and he made it very fun to watch. It's interesting the way he plays with two hands on each side, but he seems to move well and he has a lot of power. His serves were very fast this week and some of the spectators were guessing that he was serving at 130 miles per hour sometimes. I did say goodbye to him today after his match, and when I said that I hoped he had a 'good week' in Boston he said 'No, I am going to have a great week there.' I loved that answer. Keep an eye on him, I think he is definitely worth watching and he could be in the top 100 some day (I don't know about making a prediction like that though, I don't know enough about things like that).
Best twitter posts of the epic match:
@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.
@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.
@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.
Andy wearring Crocs, courtesy of Smitty8