… Enberg (PhD and all), is still Dick!
Here is a champion, not yet 21, who obviously does not have good command over his spoken English,
wanting begging for a chance to say a few words in his language of choice to his fans and Dick, unbelievably and inexcusably, tells him that there is no time. Maybe Del Potro should have taken the match to a fifth set tie breaker winning 22-20 or some godawful score like that. I bet Enberg would have had time then, wouldn’t he? If I am primetime TV audience waiting for my favourite program, would I give a bleep whether I saw 25 minutes or 20 minutes of it? If I am not shown the show in its entirety, would I really care? I would surely not!
Check out the video at 0:33 and 1:05. And the comments there? O MY!!
I am upset, upset that God turned out to be human after all but, I am more upset at the treatment meted out to someone who will likely turn out to be a great champion in his own right. Men’s tennis certainly looks good at the top though, realistically speaking, at my level of play, there is nothing I can takeaway from watching it – in terms of a learning experience. There is no way I can hack even a forehand as hard as these conquistadors crack their backhands. Forget backhands and don’t even bring up my serve!!
Oh well … for the longest time, we had only Roger and Rafa at the Grand Slam summit. Now we have, in double quick time, a bunch of challengers – Murray, Roddick, Del Potro, Djokovic and dangerous floaters like Isner, Gonzalez and Verdasco.
[Update]Sujatha has written a much more eloquent post that covers this incident, using less “French” than I did.