I just got into my hotel from the Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston. Here's a clip I took of Bob Bryan getting DRILLED at the net by John Isner in the Doubles Final:
Sorry about the guy's head in the clip, I tried to keep him out of it, but he kept moving.Bryan Bros won 6-7, 6-2, (10-5). I had no idea they played a tiebreaker for the 3rd set just like we do, and was kinda bummed. In my opinion, doubles is much more fun to watch.
I've got a ton more video that I've taken since Friday, including the John Isner v. Ivo Karlosvic 7 Foot 140 MPH Serving SLUGFEST. That match was brutal. Can only imagine what it was like being IN it. Ivo ended up getting beat today by the #1 Japanese player, but Ivo was in physical pain from the git-go.
Anyways.. While I'll be sharing footage I've gotten here with you guys, I'm probably not going to upload everything I edit here, but I WILL be sharing it via my blog, on youtube, and through my newsletter...
So if you are interested, here's where I'll be posting stuff:
http://TheTennisReport.com <== Join the newsletter list, by entering your name & email either in the pop up box that shows after the page loads, OR by using the form on the right. You'll get a free tennis training ebook, but as new clips are edited and uploaded, you'll get an email to check it out. It'll be slow-mo stuff, analyzing stuff, etc. etc.
Here are 2 youtube channels that I will use. And I will use both, so if you're a fan of youtube, just subscribe to both of them, and you're good to go.
We've still got the final to shoot tomorrow: Ryan Sweeting vs. Kei Nishikori (#1 Japan). Nishikori was burning up the courts today in his semi-finals match, so tomorrow should be good.
I still have to go through all my footage, but I'm pretty sure I've got some killer stuff in there to share with you guys.
Catch ya laters,
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Yeah, you're right. I went out to the Bryan Bros practice. They were so intense their hats were sweating. About 15 min after they went in, Sam & John came out. Spent around 20-30 min on the court with a light warmup, smiling, joking, and laughing. I think they could have won that match, I was pulling for them. It'd be nice to have the luxury to use a pro final as a "fun" match. haha.
Those 2 guys just won my support, they're super nice. Not sure if you saw it on the Tennis Channel, but they gave John the Sportsmanship Award after the match.