2008 Wimbledon

The grass-court major is underway in England as Roger Federer easily defeated Dominik Hrbaty (6-3, 6-2, 6-3) in his first round match. Other ranked seeds to win yesterday include number 3 Novak Djokivic (7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0) and number 5 David Ferrer (7-6, 6-3, 1-3, retired). Number 7 David Nalbandanian was the only high ranked seed to lose in the first round, falling to Frank Dancevic (6-4, 6-2, 6-4). Rafael Nadal is currently in action against German Andreas Beck and Nadal has taken the first set 6-4. Four seed Nikolay Davydenko is also in action against a German. He’s facing Benjamin Becker and has dropped the first two sets (4-6, 4-6) so he will need a comeback to make it into the second round. Continue reading “2008 Wimbledon”

Who’s Now? America Doesn’t Know

ESPN’s new SportsCenter segment “Who’s Now” is trying to determine the current biggest sports athlete. This sounds like a good and interesting iwhosnow_203.jpgdea, but ESPN has done a terrible job creating the bracket and America voting. The way the voting works is three sports analysts each give their selection for the individual match up and that represents 30% of the vote. The other 70% is left up to the fans. In the bracket, there are four regions with each one named for one of the best individual sports athletes ever (Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, and Babe Ruth). The rankings in each division go as follows: Continue reading “Who’s Now? America Doesn’t Know”

Other Stories…

The last week has been a very active one in sports so I have not gotten to many important stories. Here are a few short posts on a few stories I missed:

Federer Defeats Nadal in Wimbledon Finals

The Men’s final featured rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal battling for yet another major. Though they have faced each other in nearly every major in the last two years, this one was their best match ever. Both players played their best tennis and were on top of their games. Federer eventually won the match in five sets 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2. Continue reading “Other Stories…”