The Long Island Project
Tennis has resumed in the US and Europe as the pandemic rages on. We catch up on a few weeks' worth of news, including: recent title winners Brady, Ferro, and Halep; early life in the Cincy/NY "bubble"; the non-sensical ramblings of vaccine skeptics and conspiracy theorists; and that Novak interview. We close with a tribute to two titans of 20th century tennis, who contributed even more off-court than they did on: Bob Ryland and Angela Buxton.
1:40 WTA site adds pronunciation guide - let’s try again,fail again, fail better
3:40 Tennis returns in Palermo, then Prague - Ferro is your first title winner of the resumed 2020 season
7:45 Lexington’s Top Seed Open gets a field they didn’t expect; thoughts on Venus’ new game, plus Coco, Serena, Vika, Jil, Ons, and Jenn
22:30 First-time titlist Jennifer Brady sweeps her side of the draw
25:00 Welcome to the bubble
37:55 The NYT interview with Djokovic - ehrm, um, how do we put this
46:15 Virologists and physicians are great and all - but let’s listen to vaccine-skeptic conspiracy theorists instead; also known as Occam’s Checkered Head Band
56:45 US Open:who’s in, who’s out
60:45 How are the rankings going to work this year?
63:15 Tributes to the late, great Bob Ryland and Angela Buxton
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