Thank you all, good to be here.
Do I play? HAHAHAHA
Good grief, don't I wish! No, I'm afraid I was born with what they call "poison grace," and not "poise and
grace". Alas, I live vicariously through others. Not really fair because my dad was a tennis champ in his day...the legend has it that he was playing a tournament while my mom was in labor and delivery, and into the second set (during which it was tied) the announcer came over the PA system and told the audience, "Mr. Wissywig...it's a girl!" At which point the crowd cheered. My father's trophy has my birthdate on it.
So it's in my DNA but you wouldn't know it to see me pick up a racket.
Favorite players...hm. After perusing the French Open thread, I think I'd be best to keep my zipper zipped on that one!
I will say this: I enjoy the sport itself, and don't tend to idolize any particular player over another. I am a bit partial to Djokovic, admittedly...and how can you just NOT love to watch Nadal and Federer? Two totally different players with totally different styles and approaches to the game, and two classy guys to boot. Nadal makes it look hard (I get exhausted just watching him) and Federer makes it look easy! I should also say that I grew up watching guys like Jimmy Connor and Boris Becker and John MacEnroe as well as Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert (-Lloyd, as we knew her then) and does anyone remember little Tracy Austin?? I wonder if I'm the oldest one here...
My goodness there's a lot to read. Getting to work now...
Cheers, thanks for the welcome