Sorry for the no-posting of late, but the East Coast heat wave and rain in England have conspired to put cricket on my back burner for now.
And, well, there’s also Wimbledon. I could be wrong, but I believe there is a sizable bunch of mid- and upper-class Indians, particularly Goans (like myself), who count the two weeks at Wimbledon among the best parts of the year. It’s when my Anglophilia comes into full blossom — even if it periodically raises questions about why I like such exclusive events like cricket at Lord’s or finals at Wimbledon (where tickets may reach around $20,000 if Andy Murray beats J. Tsonga). Is my inner snob crying out?
Wait. Your “inner snob” hasn’t had a full run of the operation up until now?
no, what you’ve experienced is the outer snob — he’s much nicer.
Nice to see cricket being given a break. Nadal was given a shock by Rosol, Djokovic was thrashed by Federer, and who will give Federer a nice surprise? Nobody! Go Roger!
I strongly feel this is murray’s wimbledon … fingers crossed
Saw this late. I much prefer the US Open now. The night games are awesome – crackling with energy, the surface is more indicative of the way most tennis is played now, and it feels like more of a ‘people’s’ tournament now.