Brava Maria, nicely done.
Co-sign this. I cannot even imagine how difficult it was to overcome a shoulder injury, especially as a tennis player and you definitely saw how much it affected her serve; then to still crawl all the way back to #1 and make multiple GS finals. Four for you, Maria.
I have to say, I was a little annoyed by the French crowd. I get that they wanted more tennis (although let's be honest, if Maria was French they wouldn't have cared a lick about how quickly the match was over) but they were so muted and lukewarm in their applause, imo, even after she'd won.
And again, if you are any kind of tennis fan, which I assume most of them there were, you had to have some vague knowledge of how hard and long it took Sharapova to get to this point. Not to mention that she played an amazing match. I just think they could have been a little more positive in their response.
Serious question- what does McEnroe have against Nadal?
I do think for whatever reason, many of the American commentators do seem to not be particularly fond of Rafa. There's Chris Evert and her clear Federer bias, Pam Shriver was the one who asked Mardy Fish once what others in the locker rooms think about Rafa and it seemed a clearly leading question at the time.
With McEnroe though, I don't know if I'd say he hates him because he was the one for a while, when Rafa was still #2 to Federer kept harping on the former being the true and real #1 even though it was a tricky thing because that year he kept saying it, sure Rafa had won the French and finally won Wimbly but I think Federer won Aus Open that year and he won the US Open. However, McEnroe was insistent that Rafa, no matter what the points said, was the true #1.
So I don't think he really hates him. I do think he's prone to ridiculous hyperbole (I think he somehow equated Spain's winning the World Cup to Rafa's success...no kidding) and jumping on the bandwagon of whoever's dominating which I guess at the moment is Djokovic.
Edited by lleykian54, Jun 10, 2012 @ 9:50 AM.