Slow day, but if you appreciate tennis, you'll want to watch today's match involving Andy Murray. A Brit hasn't won Wimbledon in 77 years, so if he wins today, he is one match away from achieving knighthood.
it's a major award
if he wins he seriously gains knighthood?
Although I am sure he loved Tennis, King Arthur would be pissed.
Who are in the semi's other than Murray? I know Roger and Rafa are out but is Novak still around?
If you are a tennis fan, I hope you just watched the Djokovic - Del Potro match. Incredible stuff, and the longest semifinal in Wimbledon history.
I'm still pretty pissed that Roger lost early, but this is still some great tennis. Don't think that Jerzy Janowicz has much of a chance against that weasel Murray, but I really hope he proves me wrong. Can't stand watching Murray and Djok whine and complain against each other, it is pathetic.
If he were, indeed, to win Wimbledon, his success as the first Brit to win in 77 years would be deemed as a service to the nation and to the sport. That would make him an eligible nominee for knighthood.
I couldn't forsee him actually receiving any of the 5 levels of knighthood in the near future. It would likely come several years down the road.
I'm convinced that to find the hottest women in the world you need look no further than the family boxes of professional tennis players. Any of them.
edit: except Federer interestingly enough.
The NYT writeup on the rather epic Djokovic / Del Potro match is pretty good if you missed watching it as it was unfolding (you missed one hell of a match, if you did).
"Friday’s 7-5, 4-5, 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (6-8), victory over Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina now rightfully joins the club. At four hours and 43 minutes, it was the longest semifinal in the history of Wimbledon, the oldest tournament in tennis, and yet it so rarely dragged; so rarely gave the crowd the slightest desire for resolution even if their own Andy Murray was being delayed from taking the court because of all this guts and brilliance on the full stretch."
Looks to be an error in the scoring of the sets, as I have never seen a set won or loss by the score of 4-5. Also, it went 5 sets, not the 4 that you copied from the NYT. Actual score was 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3.