Best seat in the house

No, not my seat as I wait impatiently for tonight’s semi-final, but the chair umpire in the 2008 Wimbledon final. ESPN has a short article up about him and the match.

“I remember first of all the tennis because I’m a fan, and having two unbelievably professional players, attitude-wise and tennis-wise,” Maria said. “Secondly, I remember my work. In general, I wasn’t involved in press clippings or questionable calls, and there’s pride there. Like the players, I went through so many different emotions, so many different exciting moments. Every time there was something new going on.”

(Article found via El Toro De Rafa.)