Gauloises has a good summary of the Delpo brouhaha that took place over Twitter yesterday.
Basically the story is this: Delpo confirmed via Twitter that he's planning on playing the Thailand Open, which is set for September 24. Ok, nice news but that's no big deal, right?
Well then the USTA released their "provisional entry list", lighted some fireworks, and went screaming naked down 5th Avenue that ZOMG!!! DELPO'S PLAYING THE US OPEN!!!
Now, it seems to me that anyone who's seasoned in the goings on of the tennis world would have just shrugged this news off. I mean, duh, he hasn't withdrawn from the USO. Ok. But that doesn't mean he's playing. So the news, well, isn't news at all. Everyone go about their business. Nothing to see here. Move along.
But no. That shit lit up the sports world. All of a sudden there were like, 15 articles in my Reader feed about how Elfie is planning to play the US Open. As if the fact that he's on the provisional list is news. That's like Montreal announcing "Maria Sharapova's playing our tournament!!!" Fucking, duh, it's a mandatory tournament, dingleberries. This isn't newsworthy.
Of course, the USTA smells blood in the water and starts running it's mouth. Not only is he confirmed for the USO, HE'S HITTING AGAIN! You know, because the first organization JMDP's gonna call when he swings a racquet is the USTA. And then other reporters were like, "Bitch, please. I talked to his camp and they say he isn't."
What the fuck ever. The upshot: No one knows when Delpo's coming back. So...nothing's changed. But he tweeted. So don't worry, you guys. He's still alive.