Wednesday, November 05, 2003


So, I'm a little bit of a tennis nerd. Ok, ok. I'm a big tennis nerd. I love to watch tennis. I find it fascinating! It's like a physical chess game. I suck at chess but I still think it's a good comparison. I've been working on a site for a tennis player Andy Roddick for over a year now. It's absolutely wonderful sport that doesn't nearly get the respect it deserves but I digress. Anyway, the final tournament of the year is this week. The Masters Cup in Houston. The top eight players have one week to win over a million dollars. All-American Boy Roddick and the quiet Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero are battling it out for the title of the best player in the world! Now, the draw came out for the tournament and Andy got the better draw. He has Guillermo Coria of Argentina, Rainer Schuettler of Germany and Carlos Moya of Spain. JC has the Wimbledon Champ Roger Federer of Switzerland, Australian Open Andre Agassi of the US and Argentina's David Nalbandain. JC won the French. Now, all these conspiracy theorist are coming out of the woodwork saying the draw is a fix because Andy got the better draw. Is it too much to ask that people just leave it "the luck of the draw"? Do they have to make everything an American Conspiracy? I know our foreign policy doesn't make us the popular people in the world but can't we leave politics out of sports? I wish we could. As for the tennis, good draw or bad draw, ultimately the best man will win.

Watch the Masters Cup and see how exciting it really is!!

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