Nikolay Davydenko plays the match of the tournament in between some much-needed Washington rain.
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But do drugs really matter? If someone wants to kill himself, it is between him and his family and his God. And the law. It is a criminal issue, if you are involved in illicit drugs. But is it an issue for the sport, as such? Whose concern is it if Babe Ruth ate lots of hot dogs and Joe DiMaggio sipped coffee before games? Or that Pancho Gonzales had a horrible diet and smoked heavily? You go up against all kinds of players, some follow this regimen, some follow that one. You take them as they are and you beat them or are beaten by them. Finally what matters is how they played the game, not what they ingested before the game. Matt had Kolya 5-4, but when he had a chance to break him he sent balls flying over the line in a way that was downright surprising. It is how you play the point and keep your nerve. Whether the stake is a set of tennis or the annual budget of the United States.
I was glad it rained. That was selfish of me, it causes all kinds of distress and disappoints the fans who came to see the late games. They have terrific drying machines at the Rock Creek Tennis Center. Of course they are not much good if the rain keeps coming. We needed it, after the July dryness. But I was glad I had an excuse to leave. You do not often see matches like the one between Kolya Davydenko and Matt Ebden. But I am sure they will show us more.
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H/T to National Review Online