Today was the finals at the most prestigious Masters 1000 events of the tennis season, the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. And don’t the title of this blog fool you…we had big winners today! Naomi Osaka won her first ever title in the women’s final against Daria Kasatkina, and I predict she will continue to be a force to be reckoned with the rest of the year. And, Juan Martin Del Potro won his first Masters 1000 title today in an epic three set match against Roger Federer. Concatulations to Juan Martin!
Naomi Osaka wins her first title at Indian Wells! Image: New York Times
Juan Martin Del Potro wins his first Masters 1000 title at Indian Wells. Image: Yahoo Sports
But let’s meow about losing for a minute. Everyone talks about what a great champion Roger Federer is, however no one is talking about what a horrible loser he is. The pouting and the talking back to the chair umpire is NOT a good look on you, Roger. You really do look like a spoiled child being told to put his video game away and go to bed. And this look only gets exacerbated when the crowd is clearly in your favor!
The crowd! What a catty bunch! The were terrible today. Classless and rude..not what is typical of the so called “tennis savvy” fans of Indian Wells. Cheering after Juan Martin’s errors, applauding in between first and second serves, getting up before a game or set was over. All of these are big no-no’s of tennis etiquette. But when your beloved Roger is not winning, you lose your minds and your manners. Shame on you Indian Wells!
OK, I will leap off my soapbox for now and go celebrate two winners today, Naomi Osaka and Juan Martin Del Potro!! Congrats you crazy cats!
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