Monday, January 14, 2008

Day One Videos

One feature that I'm adding into the blog this year is a more consistent posting of tennis videos. For all of us - whether we have ESPN, The Tennis Channel, Versus or none of the above - tennis is a hard sport to find on the tube. More importantly, producers aren't always interested in what is sometime the most compelling tennis (rather than watching Federer close out a 6-0 6-0 6-0 win). Therefore, I'm going to be combing sites like YouTube and DailyMotion in hopes of finding some great snippets that we would otherwise not be able to find.

Day one featured that stunning match of Jelena Jankovic and Tamira Paszek. Though's Tom Perrotta wasn't a big fan of this match, the final point shows just how much emotion was thrown into this three-plus-hour match. Perrotta also takes issue with the speed of the courts, but I'm more worried about the color: blue just isn't the same as that classy Aussie green!

Keeping on subject of court surface and the Australian Open, here's a video from way back when the Aussie was played on grass. It features the 1975 men's final between John Newcombe and Jimmy Connors. Newcombe, the Aussie, won the match in four sets 7-5 3-6 6-4 7-6 (7).

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