Evenin', everyone. I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend, although I know most of you were far from the maddening crowds on the beaches and boardwalks. I'm leaving the USTABJKNTC shortly - haven't seen the family for a few days and Cowboy Luke has his first day of kindergarten tomorrow (I will be able to take him, because it's just a one hour orientation session starting at 9 AM). But I'll post some thoughts on the match that proved conclusively the value of the Hawkeye electronic line-calling system: Tommy Haas's five-set thriller over James Blake. And I'll have one eye trained on the evening matches on Arthur Ashe.
Presently, you don't have an OT thread, so this will be it for the next few days. We had a large number of Tribe members at the US Open this weekend, and I'd be interested in hearing what any of you in that august company have to say about your trip and experience here, from any perspective. Perhaps that will be a decent conversation starter. For a few different conversations. But you can also weigh-in on the pressing tennis issues of the day, if that's your preference.
I have a few surprise posts in store for the next few days; I've researched a post on one last relative "unknown" on the WTA side, and I found a guy (fairly well-known, in fact, to you old-schoolers) who hit more aces in an ATP match than did Sam Querrey (who had 10 a few weeks ago). I also want to take a closer look at this Ernests Gulbis - nobody, but I mean nobody, seems to know anything about him, but the dude hasn't lost a set through three rounds of play.
Also, I haven't told you yet, but one of my only two nieces is getting married in Connecticut on Saturday (yep - Super Saturday). What's worse (but in a good way) is that I have to speak at the reception (anybody have any good ideas for my speech? Somehow, reading a post from the US Open won't quite cut it). We will have you covered, though. Steve Tignor will be covering for me here at TennisWorld, and I will definitely be back to cover the men's final.