Sunday, August 25, 2013
Hey all, hope you are doing well! Today was a pretty busy day at The Open practice-wise. I hit at 9:00 and 9:45 in the morning, took a little break then hit at 1:00 and 1:45 pm.
For the 1:00 pm practice, I hit with fellow Hoosier Rajeev Ram, who also has the same coach as me, Bryan Smith. As it turns out, right before we head out to hit we find out we're playing each other in doubles! What are the chances? At first I was a little hesitant to hit with him since he could be secretly figuring out my many weaknesses during our session, but after he begged and pleaded for a long while, I graciously relented. (Note: EVERY word of that last sentence is 100% true).
Today was also the first time I'd ever been inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. Wow, that place is humongous. Hopefully one day I can have the honor of playing a match inside it.
Tomorrow should be an equally as busy day, and Paul and I should also find out when we play our first round doubles match. I'll get back with you tomorrow!
Very exciting day in NYC. We found out that we will play fellow American's Rajeev Ram and Brian Baker. Ronnie and Raj are good friends so it'll be a fun match. Today I practiced with Austin Kracjek for a few hours. Then Ronnie and I hit a few balls later in the day. I let him win today because I thought he needed a confidence booster before we play in a couple days. Talk to you tomorrow.
Paul's corner of the locker room