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July 21, 2008

Surfing The Web In Portland

I drove from Eugene up Interstate 5 to the Portland International Airport, where the gods have smiled on me to provide free wireless Internet access! I still don't get why every airport in the country doesn't get on board this bandwagon . . .

Showdown In Toronto?


The top male tennis players in the world are converging on the Canadian Open--er, sorry, officially it's "the Rogers Cup"--this week. As it's a Masters Series event, the highest ranked guys are all required to compete. The tourney is much earlier on the summer circuit this year than normal, as the pro schedule was shuffled around due to the Olympics.

Defending champ Novak Djokovic will no doubt be eager to bounce back after his disappointing Wimbledon outing. Last year's finalist and 2006 winner Roger Federer will also be looking to re-establish himself after his own disappointments in those two majors (albeit these "disappointments" entailed losing in the finals, not early exits like Djokovic suffered!). And a certain newly-minted Wimbledon champion from Spain, Rafael Nadal, who won this event in 2005 incidentally, expects to be in the mix as well.

Federer can derive a bit of comfort from the fact that #3 seed Djokovic is in Nadal's half of the draw. Could be an interesting week of tennis!

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