Marat Safin, International man of mystery
Wimbledon is starting to get good. We are one more win each away from Sharapova vs. Venus Willams, Tim Henman is out so tv time and center court are both freed up for actual professional players and in the morning (if the Oklahoma-esque London weather allows), Marat Safin will play Roger Federer.
Safin is a brooding, enigmatic, freakishly talented, impish, underachieving tennis genius and I am predicting he pulls a big upset and takes out the robotically perfect Swiss star Federer, winner of the last 4 Wimbledons.
I know, I know, but I'm a kid with a dream.
ps. Rafael Nadal, last year's finals loser had this piercing analysis of the All-England Championships:
"The grass don't change," Nadal said Tuesday after beating Mardy Fish of the United States 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the first round. "Always is grass."