Why do I have such a fatalistic attitude about today? I know Andre has a tough match, and it was clear from the beginning that this Blake/Nadal pairing would be dangerous. I've been burned at too many U.S. Opens, I guess.
I feel so great about James Blake's recent progress, but the American I want to see win today has the intials A.A. My number one wish for this year's Open was to see Andre make it to the second week, and he has a match to go.
Gasquet came back and won in five. During the second set tie-break it sounded like he was a sure loser. (Tennis commentary is always so wonderfully maddening, even with the very intelligent and honest comments from McEnroe. Don't get me started about the old days with Tony Trabert . . . !)
Think I'll write my hundred words for ka100. It's the least I can do.
ETA: Nadal lost.
ETA: Agassi won!
ETA: Here's the link to my drabble: "Castle Heart"