Tag Archives: Melbourne

Rafa’s Knee Plays Defense

So now it’s my fault again. Last July it was his foot, but this summer we’re back at the familiar frailty refrain: Rafa’s knee just can’t handle the pounding. The guy is a mere sturdy tendon away from being the … Continue reading

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Austrlian Open Women’s Draw Breakdown – Golden Globe Edition

Since the Golden Globes and opening day of the Australian Open are both happening tonight, why not compare the women’s draw to some of the best movie nominations for the Golden Globes? By now you’ve read or thought about almost … Continue reading

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Sofitel Restroom View of Melbourne Park

By telling you this, I risk alienation from my Melbourne hosts. I’m desperate for something new to talk about so I’m going to risk it. If you don’t have a ticket for tonight’s final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray … Continue reading

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Baumer on Couch Texting Madhitter in Melbourne

The Baumer: Who do you like tonight? Madhitter: Hoping for Li but my gut says Clijsters. TB: Feels like it. MH: I like it when they say “Li Leads.” Clijsters is mean. TB: Why? She’s everybody’s sweetheart. MH: Did you … Continue reading

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Square Dancing With Pennetta, Dulko, Azarenka and Kirilenko

Watching the women’s doubles championship between winners Flavia Pennetta and Gisela Dulko and the runners-up Maria Kirilenko and Victoria Azarenka I kept hearing a square dancing caller in my head. It went something like this: Partners on court! Get up … Continue reading

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Even Drunk People Know Caroline Wozniacki

Need proof Melbourne is the best slam city? Last night I went to Federation Square to catch the Federer/Djokovic semifinal. I just now realized I watched Fed at Fed Square. Anyhow, that white light is the match and there were … Continue reading

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Madhitter in Melbourne; Baumer on couch

Hello Baumer, Do the Aussies like Tomic? I think they are cautiously optimistic about him. Maybe it’s because Hewitt is on the way out; maybe because they were just hoping he would win; maybe because he blew a 4-0 second … Continue reading

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