Sunday, September 7, 2014
MORE SUNDAY BONBONS
My postings on weekends are lighter and more entertaining. Sunday is a particularly fine day for fun esotorica. For example, who are Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic, anyway? They will play tomorrow at 5PM (EDT) in the finals of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, which, of course, with the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon, comprise the Grand Slam. The U.S. version is held at Forest Hills in New York City.
Nishikori (right) is 24 years old, from Japan and now lives in Florida. He beat #1 Novak Djokovic to become the first Japanese to ever reach a Grand Slam Singles final. He is not a total unknown, for he is ranked #10 and has won more than $5 million thus far.
Cilic (left) is a 25 year old Croatian, ranked #16, lives in France, beat #3 Roger Federer, and also has never won a Grand Slam final. He has earned more than $7 million.
128 started both the men's and women's competition, and the winner of each will receive $2.6 million. In addition, they get a trophy shown above.
The women's finals has #1 American Serena Williams (left) versus #11 Caroline Wozniacki (right) of Denmark today at 4:30 PM (EDT) on CBS.
Back to tennis, the next American on the list is her sister Venus at #20. They are featured in many books. The one to the left can be had for 69 cents. The highest ranked American man is John Isner at #15, and he was eliminated a long time ago. What happened to America???
What was the top song of this summer? Rapper Iggy Azalea's Fancy. Careful, there is a parental advisory for explicit content. So I watched the whole thing and must have low standards of decency, for I saw nothing worthy of a warning. Like Kei, Iggy is also 24, but from Australia, and at the age of 16 moved to Florida, like Kei. I don't think they know each other.
Iggy guests on the #3 summer hit, Problem by Ariana Grande. A philanthropist at 10 and vegan, she is to the right below:
While #2 was Magic!'s Rude, there is some controversy over who was #1, for Calvin Harris' Summer had the most streams over the summer. This one should have had a warning.