I wasn't on Henman Hill, but I was cheering right along with them. From my first time watching Wimbledon, I've been rooting for the home team. I almost don't know what we're all going to do next year with a defending champion. But there's a lot more tennis to be played until then. Next stop: the US Open series on the road to New York.
I'll be thinking of them grinding it out on the hard courts as I pound the pavement myself. I've found the plan I'm going to follow: Hal Higdon's Beginner Supreme. I like that it's longer than most other programs, because it pairs a 12-week starter set that will get me up to snuff for the 18-week set that more experienced runners can train from. I have my calendar marked, Week 1 starts on the 22nd.
Which also happens to be the first week of the US Open series, which starts with the BB&T Atlanta Open, which was the last title that my other Andy, Roddick, won before retiring. Coincidence, or another sign of the aligning stars in the new world order of sports?