Monday, July 9, 2012
I usually don't like to be wrong, but in the case of Serena Williams I'm more than okay with it. A some of you might recall I blogged last year about why she wouldn't win another grand slam http://bleacherreport.com/articles/576989-serena-williams-will-not-win-another-grand-slam and Saturday she made me eat my words. Not only did she win the singles title she teamed up with her sister Venus to win the doubles title as well. I have some egg on my face, but it washes off with soap and water.
As for the Men's final Roger Federer proved he still has something left in the tank after beating Andy Murray in 4 sets. With his win at the All England Club Federer ties Pete Sampras for most Wimbledon titles (7) and most weeks ranked as the world's number one player (286). Andy Murray was the sentimental favorite, but it's difficult to win when you're standing in the path of greatness. He's got game, but he's not quite ready to join Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic as a member of the Fantastic Four. He'll have to wait a while to get his first grand slam title. Here are some observations over the weekend.
Anderson Silva has no equals in the octagon. After dismantling Chael Sonnen on Saturday there's really no question as to who the world's greatest fighter is. Hopefully GSP is next on the hit list.
The OKC Thunder have 3 players on the USA basketball team and if it weren't for injuries to D Wade and Chris Bosh the Miami Heat would have the same. Is it any wonder these two teams met in the finals?
R.A. Dickey will miss a chance to start in the 2012 all star game because manager Tony LaRussa has concerns about Buster Posey handling the knuckleball. The pith that has made him so successful is the same pitch that makes him a liability. How ironic.