"Better Know Your Players"
(1) Which of these players did all of the following during one match: (a) nearly punctured the windbreak with a violent racquet toss after a bad call; (b) chided the linesperson and chair; (c) called the umpire to the court; (d) called for the trainer; (e) never once got up following a change over when the chair called "time"; and (f) even gave a ballboy "the business"?
a. not Haas
d. not Malisse
e. not Schiavone
f. not Golovin
I like this one because it really came as quite a big surprise to me, too.
1R Verdasco def. Mathieu in 5 sets
Holy Crap criers!, Mathieu is one gigantic a-hole; at least he was this day. I saw him in a tight 5 setter at 2004 USO and he didn't lead me to believe he would lose his freakin' mind and be a prick throughout an entire match. By contrast, Verdasco win's the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award. Just an all around class act. Never acted like anything Mathieu did was out of order; never tried to show PHM up or complain. Just a really, really nice guy.
(3) Who aligns Evian bottles maticulously, ensuring that the lables face forward, a la Rafa?
a. Verdasco - kickserve is CORRECT!!![/color]
b. not Santoro
c. not Canas
e. not Ivanovic
f. not Kuznetsova
Contrary to kickserve's theory, however, I have my own. Since Verdasco is older, I think it goes the other way. Further, Verdasco is arguably worse about the positioning of the Evian bottles. It was hilarious.