Playing 16-14 fiddle: While most of the tennis world was focused on one 16-14 final-set match, there was a second last weekend at Wimbledon. Two American teens, Jordan Cox and Devin Britton, both highly-touted, staged a fierce semifinal encounter in the Boy’s Singles draw. Cox, of Bolletieri roots, came out on top 6-3, 6-7(5), 16-14.
Cox (on the right) told his hometown paper in Duluth, Minn., that the two boys are “practically brothers.” Wouldn’t it be nice to see an Andy-and-James second coming in American tennis? We’ll see about that for now, as Cox lost in the finals. Britton is a hitting parter for the American Davis Cup team this weekend in Croatia.
Just stop: Justin Gimblestob has been been Tweeting waaaaaaaaaaaay too much. Look, Justin. We know that you used to play tennis and were decently good. But in all actuality, no matter how much you Tweet, you’ll always be known as the guy who made super inapprope comments about Anna K on the radio.
HOF-Bound: Monica Seles will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this weekend. We Grunt You, Mons.
There’s no “I” in Team Tennis: The WTT has kicked off this past week for another summer of fun-time tennis. Anyone headed to watch some ball played on multi-colored courts?!