Yesterday was a day of some very good tennis. Unfortunately Federer lost but the tennis was amazing. Murray seems a force to be reckoned with this year.
While watching the final set of Federer and Raonic with growing despair I couldn't help but notice the Umpires chair. I hadn't given it much thought, ever.
|Photo from panoramio.com|
But the colours of the Ralph Lauren designed outfits on the umpire, and those of the ball girls and boys, made my attention start to wander - I think this was probably a self-preservation tactic to try to get my jangled nervous back in some order. The chair is very green. And looks a little uncomfortable. Imagine sitting on that hard seat for a 4-hour show-down between Federer and Cilic such as we saw on Wednesday.
I realise it can't distract from the tennis but a lovely cushion wouldn't hurt, would it? This umpire looks like he brought his own pillow from home...
|Did he bring his own pillow? Photo from the dailytelegraph.com|
|via Ralph Lauren|
A stripe or two in purple and green could be the missing element of the Umpires Chair!