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This article appeared on October 13, 2017.
This year, the UnitedHealthcare US Open had one of the most raucous matches I’ve ever witnessed. The Men’s Pro Doubles final between Kane Waselenchuk and Ben Croft and Alvaro Beltran and Daniel De La Rosa was epic. I’m not one to use that word often when describing racquetball matches, so, I may just be affirming for myself, that this match was beyond engaging. The players were animated, confrontational and visibly battling with everything they had. The crowd was “crazy loud”, picking sides and responding to every play, gesture and vocal sound coming from inside the glass. Not only was the fantastic play pulling me into the action, but the energy in the stadium was admonishing me to keep focused on the match anytime I would turn may attention away. Anyone who was there or was watching the stream would know what I’m talking about. [Read More]