This is simultaneously my favorite and least favorite time of the year. I love the tennis, I love the NY crowd, and, I don't care what anyone says, I love the Ask Johnny Mac when it rains. I look forward to these two weeks every year.
And yet - I'm always afraid (even at my advanced age) that someone is going to make me go back to school just around this time, and I don't want my summer to be over.
Finally, it was two days after Leyton Hewitt won that we had what I think I'll always consider to be the most shocking event of my lifetime. And, I just can't bring myself to want to celebrate anything this time of year.
Such mixed feelings - but I hope Andre does well in his finale, and that we are able to enjoy two weeks of humor and great tennis! (And, just to be ornery, I hope Rafa does well - maybe even wins.)