After a leisurely morning on the Quest by ourselves, Dan and I found our way to the Campbell’s Tennis Hall of Fame and watched Mardy Fish defeat Michael Russell and Nicolas Mahut reign over Alejandro Falla. Mahut was John Isner’s opponent in the marathon, three day match in Wimbledon. Sam shined as he dug in won the match 6/3, 6/3 over Jesse Levine. Wednesday will feature Sam versus Dustin Brown on Center Court, 2ed up after 11:00. Sam and Mardy Fish will also play doubles on court 1, 4th up after 11:00. Guess you know what where we will be.
Have I told you just how hot it is? It is hot, hot, hot!! Mike Querrey called from Las Vegas and said their news headline was about the heat in the Northeast.
Ten of us trouped over to a little Mexican restaurant, Perro Salado, on Charles Street where the specialty drink was a yummy blood orange margarita. Chris joined us for the night in the air-conditioned bliss on the Quest.
Bit of pineapple trivia as delivered by Newport’s Pineapple Post: The ever present pineapple here in Newport is a symbol of “Welcome”. The 1700s sea captains and merchants would display fresh pineapples at their doors to invite friends and neighbors to partake of the bounty of their successful voyages in the Caribbean trade. The exotic fruit was expensive, rare and coveted by hostesses wanting to make an impression on their guests. The pineapple has become the symbol of hospitality, good fortune and welcome.