Wimbledon, Cricket and Reaction Time

Was watching the great semi-final between Andy Murray and Andy Roddick today. At one point, the commentary put up a graphic that showed why Roddick’s serve is so powerful: opponents essentially have only half a second reaction time. Coincidentally, commentators explained, that’s also the same amount of time Ricky Ponting will have against a ball from Andrew Flintoff (0.56 seconds).

Ah, got to love cross-sport promotion. I know England 2009 is nothing like England 2005, but I can’t help feeling this is a great time to be a British sports fan. You’ve had a great Wimbledon (Murray’s loss notwitstanding) and an incredibly hot, dry summer — perfect for some swing. Make this one to remember, Strauss.

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