I'm still driving for the U.S. Men's Clay Court Tournament. Who knew driving a Lexus for 6 to 7 hours a day could be so exhausting?
I did get to watch a little bit of tennis yesterday. I saw the end of the Kei Nishikori vs. Franco Skugor match. This was a hard one for me – I was supporting Skugor because I had driven him and that is the only requirement for me to be your fan at this tournament – that you've been in my car. But I also wanted to see Nishikori win because:
- he's an up and coming player from Japan, currently ranked No. 61;
- he's working to raise money for the recent tsunami disaster victims in Japan, check it out here – Kei Nishikori – Help Japan; and
- he wears Uniqlo tennis wear which I posted about here – Uniqlo Gets Into The Tennis Game.
In the end, Nishikori took the match 6-3, 6-2.
The best part? I finally got to take some pictures! They aren't very good and I was fooling with the focus and the sounds the whole time, but here's what I got.
Nishikori set up for a return:
Nishikori's service motion:
Skugor, who is huge, hits a return:
Nishikori, mobbed by fans, after his win:
Obviously, I am not a professional photographer. I'm going to try and take some video today if I can turn off the sound on my Flip. That may beyond my technical capabilities, however. We'll see.