Montreal Crisis Center, Day 3

by: Peter Bodo August 12, 2009

89732812 Howdy. Back from Montana's Milk River Country and I have no idea what's going on in tennis, except that it's getting pretty important and it appears that fatherhood has not slowed Roger Federer one bit. Why am I not surprised? I'm hijacking the Deuce Club on Friday from our social director, Jackie-Oh, to write a little more about my trip and to invite y'all to share your own summer vacation thoughts and stories as we head toward another lazy, hazy summer weekend (at least here in the northeastern US).

Over the next few hours I'll review the action I missed last week and post some thoughts on the news. Hopefully I can get that up before the end of the day - if not, tomorrow. Meanwhile, I've got 389 emails to wade through in my Inbox, and various other office-related chores.

Enjoy today's tennis, and carry on the Twibal discussion with your customary savoir faire. It's nice to be home, although that's technically inaccurate as we're presently homeless until we move into our new apartment around Sept. 1. I'll be around, though, as usual, and the shop will remain open 24/7 as we start ramping up to the US Open.

I know Novak Djokovic has become a sort of forgotten man of tennis these past few months, but what's the deal here - is he becoming a doubles specialist?

PS - Thanks for watching my back, Andrew, but I removed the placeholder post.

-- Pete

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