Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Slugfest: Boy, I wish I'd seen this match. The longest in Aussie Open history. Speaking of which, a big nod to your brief but appropriate farewell to Pat Rafter. One of the best net men ever, and by all accounts the best sportsman in ages. The famous story is of Rafter calling a close ball out -- despite the fact that it was his ball, his point that he stood to lose. That and the fact that he apologized to his opponents for serves he had to abort due to a bad toss.

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