Foot Soldiers of Tennis is about, well… the Foot Soldiers of Tennis. Those who heroically fill the opening rounds of an ATP 250 while the top four seeds go around getting foot rubs while having their first round bye.
If you want a blog that focuses on Roger, Rafa, and friends, well we have our opinions on those – but there are plenty more out there. Most of them are better informed. We’ll also try and maintain a level of detatchment – while we have our favourites there is a ban on too twee nicknames here.
We much prefer those days when the journeyman has his finest hour (this is pretty much a men’s tennis blog) – or we claim to have spotted a genuine talent on the Challenger Tour. When Ivan Dodig beats Rafael Nadal, we wake up just that with an extra step in our stride. As we do when Eric Prodon is top seed in a clay court Challenger.
As usual, there will be no specific rhyme nor reason to posts – just when something bites, we will write.
In addition to talk of players, we’re interested in issues like prize money, the politics of the ATP Tour and so on. Expect entries on these.
The author/owner is a full-time journalist, but this is done entirely for fun, not money. While there are longer term ambitions for this blog, those can wait for the time being.
Ideas, criticism, comments – or just want to do a link exchange or similar? Leave a comment or get in touch via e-mail, our mail is ramblingauthor (at) footsoldiersoftennis.com