OK, Tennis Channel, you may not be perfect, but you did one thing that was almost amazing.
You covered the boys US Open. Given how rare it is for any junior events to be covered this is impressive, especially since it was one day after the US Open finals (tape delayed).
Ricardis Barankis, who had been asked by Roger Federer to practice with him in Dubai, won the tournament despite being something like the 15th seed. He reminds me a bit of Chang. They had shown a picture with Barankis with Federer, and Federer seemed at least a head taller.
Turns out Barankis (he's from Lithuania) is only 5'6". Why, Justine Henin, who's considered short, it about that height. It'll be interesting to see whether Barankis can go to the next level and play in the pros. Height is still a big advantage in tennis, and to be this short means a lot of work.
In any case, I was impressed they showed this almost live.
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