Meanwhile, Jon Wertheim takes on the Federer-Nadal hoo-hah, and he nails the point I made at the French:
It's less Federer's head-to-head record [with Nadal] as it is the appearance he's being beaten mentally.
Yes. Other than the first set, he played like someone believing Nadal's press agent and buying into the "clay streak" hype. Nadal played only marginal tennis that day; by the grace of god, he won when Federer showed he could play worse.
Finally, on the once again media fodder of equal prize money for the broads, I'll restate my position: Tough shit.
To elaborate: When the ladies voluntarily decide to play best-of-five for their prize money, I'll scrub the gents' loo at Wimbledon with a toothbrush to earn them the difference. Until then, a smaller prize is unfair only in the minds of such deep thinkers as Maria Sharapova.
The former champion Maria Sharapova said: "I think men and women should be treated equally."
Meantime, Leander Paes reaches for the Vijay Singh award:
Leander Paes, the Indian doubles player, said he thought 80 per cent of women players would not be able to play five-set matches.He's right, too. But so insensitive to say so!