Monday, July 13, 2009

Anyone for Tennis?

Yesterday after breakfast we drove down to Newport, R.I. to take in the finals of the Campbell's Tennis tournament (on grass) at the Newport International Tennis Hall of Fame

The weather was summer-balmy and we had a great view from the cheap seats, nosebleed section. The grounds with their gardens and old-fashioned ambience were delightful, as was the tennis. The final match was between two Americans, Sam Querry and Rajeev Ram. They played awesome tennis with Ram finally triumphing in their closely fought battle. His serve and volley game was inspiring, as was Querry's serve. One doesn't see serve and volley that often anymore.

We had shrimp curry waiting for us at home, but walking back into Newport from the Hall of Fame we passed any number of lovely-looking restaurants with temping food and drink with sidewalk or garden dining. La-di-dah to the max. The good life lived on the water in the summer in an old New England town with history. Can't get any better than that.

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