Google Down the Line!: In case you missed it...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

In case you missed it...

Fine. It's me - not you.

I'm the guilty party who took off during Wimbledon's final weekend (for a vacation - sue me!) and only caught up on all the action this week. You probably didn't miss a damn thing.

But if you did, here's a look back:

Roger Federer wins Grand Slam 15, edging out Andy Roddick 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 16-14 in an epic match and the longest fifth set in major tourney history. He also became the all-time leader surpassing Pete Sampras who made the trip from the U.S. and snuck in under cover during the first set to watch front row with wife Bridget, and past champs Manolo Santana, Rod Laver, and Bjorn Borg.

Oh, the Swiss maestro also the world's top baller again.

Now I heard some murmurings of readers and fans annoyed by the "15" Nike jacket that was prepared in case of Fed's record-breaking win and the commercial that followed the conclusion of the match:

Was it disrespectful to A-Rod? NOT. These sponsors do the same thing in other sports - they prepare winning t-shirts and hats for both teams playing the big final. You know, for the big photo op. It's not Fed's fault A-Rod's with Lacoste - or that he lost those 4 set points in the second set tiebreaker. Oops.

Serena Williams visited David Letterman to discuss winning her third Wimbledon, 11th major overall, and having grunting role models. They also take time to peg audience members with tennis balls. Good times. She launched her Mission Skincare line, too.

The world's second ranked baller, Rafael Nadal, will be returning to action in Montreal. He traveled to Barcelona for more tests on his knees. According to his doctor Angel Ruiz-Cortorro,

"The evolution of his injury is positive and the player will continue with his physiotherapy and muscular work and will resume his tennis activity in a progressive way starting next Monday July 20th, estimating his return to competition on August 8th at the Montreal event."
Davis Cup semifinals were set with Juan Carlos Ferrero (and his sick bod) winning the decisive rubber over Andreas Beck and leading defending champ Spain to a 3-2 win over Germany. A Roddick-less U.S. was no match for Croatia and fell 3-2. The Croats will face the Czech Republic who defeated Argentina 3-2 while Spain will battle first time semifinalist Israel who shocked Russia.

Ana Ivanovic had tongues aWAGgin' as she was spotted at the Scottish Open where current boytoy Adam Scott was competing. Didn't NaturAna learn anything from her fling with Nando? This shite's bad for your game. Get your head out of the sack and put your eyes on the ball - the fuzzy yellow ones for once. Geez.

Sania Mirza got stalked and engaged in a matter of days. Who knew she had it like THAT?

The WTA Tour has a new head honcho - Stacey Allaster. It's probably not in her job description but do you think you could do a search for some REAL lady ballers?

Phew - is that everything from the last week? Did I miss anything major?? DO TELL!

(images via getty)


  1. welcome back! Well you mostly covered it, Andy had his chances, the wta needs some more top lady ballers, and Fed is the greatest...but didnt you hear about the death of Mathieu Montcourt, I think that was the only other "big" news that I heard....

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