Spitzer’s Game

I caught up with Eliot Spitzer outside Arthur Ashe Stadium before last night’s Roger Federer match and asked him about the best part of his tennis game.

“I used to volley well,” he said. “I’d come up to the net a lot. But now I’m 48 years old. My hamstring hurts, my back hurts, and this and that.”

He said he wasn’t much of a Federer fan, but loved Americans Andy Roddick and James Blake. He asked me who was playing in the women’s match at the time but I froze and couldn’t remember.

“Probably a couple of Eastern Europeans,” he said, laughing. And he was half right. Anna Chakvetadze is from Russia and her opponent was Austrian Tamira Paszek.