(Editor’s note-When I first started Tennis Is Tops, I created a segment called Drop Shots. This segment is intended to be made up of brief tidbits and nuggets about anything tennis-related that strikes me as interesting or amusing. This is only the second installment, but there will be more to come.)
My friend Pat and I maintain a friendship via email. The other day I signed off so that I could watch the French Open, which was on NBC. It was Justine Henin (left) vs.Maria Sharapova--(right) a big deal match.
I said, “You can watch it with me.” Pat's reply was disappointing but not surprising:
"I did watch the tennis match from about 2:35-2:37 pm.
It went something like this: girl hits ball over net. Ball returned. Repeat. Repeat.Repeat. Repeat.Repeat.Repeat. Repeat.Then I had to leave to go run an errand. [Where did she go-to the post office? No errand should ever interrupt watching a hot tennis match] What happened after that?"
This was my reply:
“One of them won the match. The other lost. It starts again tomorrow, but with two different players.”