NEW YORK –
Andy Roddick serving
So you retire.
Goodbye, good luck. Somebody sent flowers. Old colleagues send cigars and J&B. Speeches are made, lauding a loyal employee’s efforts on behalf of the old company for over a decade.
You will be remembered, but – what’s this? – you show up at the office to work some more and the folks at the shop are puzzled. “Can’t you stand going home?” yelled,” one of the 25,000 at the concrete canyon called Ashe Stadium. “This is the shortest retirement since Newt Gingrich dropped out of the presidential race,” said another. continue reading »
September 03 2012 | US Open | 1 Comment »
NEW YORK — If you’re a British reporter covering the U.S. Open,
you don’t have much to do besides admiring the Autumnal landscape. Always nice to visit America in early September. You might even bring a racket to swat a few balls in Central Park.
Bud signing autographs at the US Open
But the tennis at Flushing Meadows, where the big boys and girls romp, doesn’t seem to mean much to Britain where the game was conceived in the late 19th century. continue reading »
September 01 2012 | US Open | 1 Comment »