As expected, rain washed out the men's final today. It's been postponed to tomorrow at 4pm EST.
The winner? Novak, obviously. And really, can we be mad? As Mary Carillo pointed out, the kid deserves a day of rest after his epic performance against Roger yesterday. And as my Dad pointed out, "Well, no excuses tomorrow." Can't argue with Dad. Let's put the two healthy boys on court and see how the chips fall.
The losers? The fans. I'm unemployed so I don't really give a shit either way. But I know a lot of friends who were pretty amped to see this final, but will now be stuck at work while this potentially historic match is played tomorrow afternoon. I also know plenty of fair-weather fans (no pun intended) who would have settled in to watch this match today, but won't even remember (or care) that it's going on tomorrow. Obviously this impacts rating, which impacts CBS, which, while I have zero sympathy for CBS like, ever, has trickle down effects on the popularity of tennis.So for those who want a high-quality, competitive final, the rain is good news. But for those who want to actually watch the high-quality, competitive final, you're hosed. Sorry.