Friday, September 01, 2006

When Love Means Nothing

We're in possibly two of the best weeks of the year right now. That's right, it's time once again for the U.S. Open. But I'm conflicted. Tomorrow (I'm assuming at night, under the lights, on Arther Ashe Stadium) Andre Agassi plays Benjamin Becker. So what's the problem? Well, I don't know who to cheer for. See, it's Agassi's last tournament. He has announced that he will retire after the Open. I've never been a HUGE Agassi fan, but I can appreciate what he has accomplished during his 21 year or so career and all that he has done not only for the sport, but for others as well. He does a lot of humanitarian work (he has a Boys and Girls Club in Las Vegas that he funds as well as a charter school, among other things.) However, Benjamin Becker is a Bear (read, he went to Baylor!!). He played tennis for Baylor for three of the years that I was there, used up his elgibility (not sure if he graduated) and went pro. He qualified for the Open this year (after also qualifying for Wimbledon in June), and has now reached the third round. Which is pretty good for a qualifier. He beat the 30th seed - Sebastian Grosjean - in straights yesterday and now faces Agassi who had a tough 5 setter that went until 12:30am.

So I want to cheer for Becker because he's the underdog and I generally go for the underdog. And he's from Baylor!! But everyone is going to be against him since he's playing Agassi. And he's Agassi. He HAS to win, according to EVERYONE, because it's his LAST Open. And I want to see Agassi do well since he is, afterall, retiring, but I also want Becker to do well.

I just don't know who to cheer for.

8 comments:

Melissa said...

Ahhh. What a conflict! Should be a good game...let me know who wins. :)

Brian said...

Did you see when they interviewed Becker on USA today? It was a pretty good interview.

Golda said...

I did! And i was very excited, especially since they talked about Baylor. And it looks like they put the Nadal match on at night so Becker-Agassi will be on in the afternoon. Too bad.

erin said...

During the rain delay they said Agassi/Becker is now scheduled for 11am tomorrow, Golda. You better wake up for the early church service to get back to watch it. ;-) Of course you should probably double check the US Open website once they update it for tomorrow.

Mary Beth said...

You should come up. Steve hates tennis and I'm looking for someone to go to the Open with!

Golda said...

I would if I could. I would LOVE to go see you and the Open!! I have never been and really, really want to go. One day. Eventually...

Allie said...

I didn't know he went to Baylor, no wonder why he is such a loser! haha

Golda said...

Haha, Allie! And for your information he WON. That's right, he beat Agassi! Loserface.