I am as interested in tennis as much as I am interested in other sports. However, I like it when the big tennis match comes to Melbourne. What is it? One of four grand slam matches in the world? Wimbledon, Paris and in the US is it the weirdly named Flushing Meadow?
I doubt I will ever be sitting at Wimbledon eating strawberries and cream but it would be quite nice.
Unlike when other large events in Melbourne are on, such as Grand Prix and football final, there is a little bit of wefinement about tennis appreciaters. People generally dress sensibly and behave in a polite and respectful manner.
Well, they used to. Now the tennis player behaviour, the crowd behaviour and then general tone has deteriorated markedly in such a short time.
Tennis players grunting, challenging umpires, swearing and behaving in a non sporting manner.
As for the crowd, well, read about it here if you don't know already. Atrocious. Are we going to have soccer style riots at a tennis match? How did this come about? Why? Should the match go back to Kooyong and be played on grass?