Thursday, August 27, 2009

Inflated

A reader writes:

US Open series title to [Sam] Querrey proving that the title has limited to no value in the real world, wallets notwithstanding, when just playing tournaments and getting at least to the quarters will win you the title, as no real competition showed up week in, week out. Sounds like the basis of Safina's being No. 1, doesn't it?

Just an observation.

4 comments:

Michael Wilhelmsen said...

I feel bad for Safina when people talk about her ranking like that, but I can't help but agree :/ Poor girl, no slam yet...

Kim said...

The US Open Series title really hasn't been around that long - maybe as time goes by, players will see the value to it (PR maybe?) and higher level players will participate. If nothing else, at least it gives some media attention to Sam Querrey for awhile which I don't think is a bad thing at all.

Eric Koston said...

2007 U.S. Open Series

Q. Last year you didn't qualify for the US Open Series. Does it put a little added pressure on your shoulders? Are you looking forward to trying to achieve this goal this year?
ROGER FEDERER: No, no pressure. Actually more excitement. I mean, it's a big purse. It's the biggest one in tennis. But, of course, you only get it if you win it. So it's a long way away.
Like I said, goals for me are always to try to come back and defend the title. If you have an extra incentive, that's great. I've had a great run here now, Montréal and Cincinnati. I'm really happy with my form. Hopefully now I can start with a good first-round win here.

Craig Hickman said...

I don't mean to be obtuse, but what does a Roger Federer quote from 2007 have to do with anything?