After Milos Raonic checked himself into the Citi Open semifinals in Washington with a 7-6(2), 6-2 win over Steve Johnson on Friday, most of us wanted to talk about his big serve, Rogers Cup and Vasek Pospisil’s run.
But one practitioner wanted to talk about the recent “Best Hair” commentary from Darren Cahill and Brad Gilbert of ESPN. Now Milos is so uber-managed and self-restrained that some fans are left wondering if he’s even human sometimes. His uber-management does its best to limit his 1-on-1 video exposure to everyone but the Big Press.
So the only time some get to check his pulse is at tournaments Town Hall-style press conferences, where everyone’s invited.
Thank the good doctor for her work in tonight in diagnosing Raonic’s funny bone as still slightly functional. It was awkward and awesome, like a failed ‘Make Me Laugh’- so hilarious because he didn’t crack up. But he did give a little reflexive kick to ESPN in the end.