Clinic at Arthur Ashe
After Roger Federer’s steamrolled Andy Murray for a fifth-straight U.S. Open title here, an immediate reaction:
How unfortunate for Murray that he thought he ever had a chance. If you’ve read enough about Federer this year, you’d think he would be bouncing second-serves into the net. Instead he was as dominant, brilliant, remarkable — pick a word, any word — as he’s ever been.
I admit, I’m partial to Federer. In an era when tennis is more about power than ever before, he is an artist, a throwback to a different time who tonight regularly ventured to the net. What’s next — a wooden racket? Short shorts?
OK, I’m a fan, but not THAT big of a fan….