Daily Dispatch: Jankovic Questions Validity of Hawkeye at US Open
Today at the US Open, Agnieszka Radwanska kept rolling through Jelena Jankovic, Andy Murray squeaked by Feliciano Lopez in four sets, and Andrea Hlavackova sent Maria Kirilenko home packing early.
Today in daft reporter questions:
Q to Agnieszka Radwanska: “Do you look at [Jelena Jankovic] and say, I have to be careful because the same thing could happen to me as happened to her, you know, she goes into a bad period?”
Q to Serena Williams: “Kirilenko is your next opponent. What are your thoughts about her game?” (Maria Kirilenko lost. Serena will face Andrea Hlavackova in the next round.)
The Australian has a must-read story about Peter Carter, the coach of Roger Federer who died 10 years ago in a car accident. The story talks about how he shaped Federer’s career, and continues to have a large impact on his life. The story is behind a paywall, but you can register for a 28-day free trial (no credit card information required to register.)
A tip of the hat to Deadspin for their description of Jack Sock: ”The tennis gladiator named after the bravest piece of laundry in the mid-hamper …” Bravo.
There are plenty of hits and misses in US Open fashion, and Roger Federer is a big hit in his Nike day outfit, featuring an appealing combination of dark red and light blue:
Tennis officials “cleared” Bernard Tomic of “tanking” his match last night against Andy Roddick. Was that really necessary?
Funniest picture of the day, especially because of the look on Kim Clijsters’ face:
“The machine is really not right!” -Jelena Jankovic, disagreeing with Hawkeye once again. #usopen
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) September 1, 2012