That being said, NBC can go suck a bag of lemons. Mario Ancic comes back from two sets down to win 13-11 in the fifth set, and NBC only cuts in to show us the last three points, and only after having to watch Serena Williams plod her way through a 6-3 6-3 snoozer. Ancic's story is a great one -- he's on the comeback trail after a year's worth of injuries -- and the reason I know it's great is because ESPN actually aired his last match and told me about it. It's a sad day when I can look to ESPN as the better option for sports coverage.
It's actually been a pretty enjoyable Wimbledon thus far. Upsets like crazy, which usually would deplete the talent pool for the second week, but the way it's shaking out here is that a whole lot of second- and third-tier players -- who are dynamite players on grass -- are getting their chance at the spotlight. [see photo below] Provided NBC actually airs their matches. And of course, this only applies to the men's draw. The women's draw is a hodgepodge of women I kind of don't care about, waiting to get steamrolled by the Williamses.
Anybody else watching Wimbledon this year? Talk it up in the comments.
Bottom (l-r): Marin Cilic, Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka, Richard Gasquet