Emma - I'm Intrigued

Back at work but still thinking of Wimbledon...

I am trying to get back into the work groove but it is so difficult. It's not like I'm not busy. BLOODY TRANSFERS - already three player appeals. *headdesk* At least it is only for one more week - then I'm off for two and a half glorious weeks.

A non-Rafa-related post-Wimbledon reflection: Feliciano Lopez led Wimbledon with 111 aces. Woohoo!! And he is now ranked #22 in the ATP standings. A good showing over the next couple of weeks and he will go top 20. Geez, if only he could be a little more consistent!!

A Rafa-related post-Wimbledon reflection: apparently this year's men's final enticed a rather large viewing audience: "In the U.S., the Nadal-Federer final earned the best overnight rating for a men’s Wimbledon decider since the 2000 final between Pete Sampras and Patrick Rafter. The 4.6 rating (and a 12 share) was a 44 percent increase over last year’s five-set final when Federer defeated Nadal for his fifth straight title." And "In the United Kingdom, more than 13 million viewers were tuned in to BBC ONE when Nadal clinched his first Wimbledon title on his fourth match point. The peak figure of 13.1 million represented a 47.6% share of the TV audience. An average audience of 8.6 million watched the match."

Rafa's first tournament after Wimbledon will be here, in Toronto. Hopefully the media won't put too much pressure on him. At least he is taking some time off before he comes here. Rest up, enjoy the beach, the sun, the fishing, the home cooking, sleeping in your own bed...you deserve this break Rafa!! See you in two weeks.

Looking ahead, my birthday just happens to coincide with the midway point of the US Open tourney...gee, I wonder what I want??? *smirks*
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Yay for Feli going to 22 *squee*

"In the U.S., the Nadal-Federer final earned the best overnight rating for a men’s Wimbledon decider since the 2000 final between Pete Sampras and Patrick Rafter.

I remember that match...but Rafa-Fed Ex was better...bet you next year if they play again the ratings will triple that!!!
Not that it is going to happen but can you imagine the North American ratings if it was a Nadal/Federer US Open final. I almost wish...although I still keep thinking Djokovic is going to be in the final. Remind me to tell you something about Djokovic...it almost puts him back in the good books again