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August 26, 2017-August 27, 2017 – I was watching the first day of the US Open. Coverage started at 7:00 AM. The first match on was Federer vs. Madison Keys. I wondered how such a marquee matchup could be in the first round. Keys got the break right away and then held to go up 2-0. Then suddenly it was 3-2 with Federer about to get the break back. Then there was a really tall net right by the regular net. Keys tripped over it, causing her to fall towards the camera with a look of panic. Then ESPN’s coverage cut to SportsCenter. I tried to fast-forward to get back to tennis, but it was onĀ SC for hours. It was almost exclusively showing women’s soccer clips. I was then within the goalkeeper in this game. She/we made a nice save, but then the ball bounced out of bounds off one of our defenders. I could hear the announcer say that a corner kick was set up. For the last five minutes of the game, she/we kept making save after save. We just couldn’t get it out of our end. At one point, there was a kick on the net while I was way too far out. I thought it was going to go in, but then one of my defenders was there and it hit the post.

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Roger & Me

January 28, 2017-January 29, 2017 – I was playing tennis against Rafael Nadal. He was about to serve, so I had to run across the court to get to the return box. In the middle of a point, a ball was coming head-high to me on the baseline. I smashed a winner without letting it hit the ground. As the replay played, I wondered if it would have landed out of bounds, but it felt good to hit the winner.

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August 17, 2016-August 18, 2016 – Juan Martin del Potro said “hi” to one of my assistant high school principals as she was walking by during a break in his match against Novak Djokovic. She asked him how he was doing, and he was happy to talk. Then he said that he had to get back to the match.

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