What can I say. I’ve decided to announce my return to the world of professional tennis (blogging). After considering Fed’s amazing run and win at the French Open, completing the career slam, I realized “why can’t I go for the career slam in tennis (blogging)?” Which would of course entail… blogging… until the end of time. Or something. But I realized that one post in two weeks wouldn’t get me there, so I better get to work.
OK, OK, so maybe I’m a bit of a dick. But yes, Justine is back, and so am I. School just started, so I needed the time to get my life organized, and to be perfectly honest, I didn’t see much point in offering opinions and thoughts on stuff I didn’t much care about. The DC ties weren’t particularily exciting minus the Sex/Ivo match (which the hilarious SB stats were more entertaining than the actual match) and the tournies this week are… well, not too fantastic. Plus there’s like no pics of Pico, which is even more fail. Regardless, Belgians have been making news, ReRe has been battling the evil forces of nature, and Tokyo is coming up, so saddle up again.
Apparently, as mentioned earlier, Justine was influenced by Fed’s career slam, something she is only one away from (Wimbledon). I’m a little indifferent to the whole thing, I do find its kind of lame that she was all “absolutely no way am I coming back, peace” and then changes her mind. Some people have made the Brett Favre reference, some think its unfair. I personally think its funny. Sure he has done it more times than her, but it does beg the question of using the word “retirement”. Kim “retired” sort of, but we knew she was having a kid, which is quite obviously a pretty legit reason to take some time off. Justine is a whole other story. Regardless, she’s back.
Its a tad silly to start wondering about her impact on the game, but you have to think she’ll be right there in the thick of things. Its a bit interesting that people, when talking about Kim, often said “she wouldn’t return if she absolutely wasn’t fit and ready to”, but with Justine its like “oh, I wonder if she’ll do well” as if she kind of just woke up one day and decided she wanted to return. There’s probably a bit of truth to it, but I have a hard time seeing her coming back and not causing some serious upsets from the get go. We’ll know pretty early.
So, Australian Open, Kim, Justine, Masha… an unpredictable number 1, among other things. It makes you giddy already, no? Bring on the insanity.
Oh, and yes, every time Justine upsets one of my favourites, I’m blaming Fed. Sorry dude. Your evil knows no bounds.