Federer quiets crowd
During a second-set tiebreaker during the quarterfinals at the French Open, Roger Federer had a rare comment for the fans in attendance at Roland Garros Stadium.
Federer shouted at the spectators who bubbled over with excitement during a hotly contested point with Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro.
The superstar went on to lose the tiebreak and fall behind two sets to love, but rallied to sweep the final three sets, losing only five games the rest of the way.
With his 31st major semifinal berth, Federer tied Jimmy Connors for the most ever. He is also the oldest semifinalist in the French Open in 21 years at age 30.
As Meghan Vogel classily pointed out last weekend, the community of long distance runners is very tight-knit.
After winning the Ohio Division 3 state title in the 1,600-meters, the West Liberty-Salem High junior was out of contention while completing a grueling double in the 3,200.
But when she came upon Arlington High's Arden McMath collapsed on the track just 20 feet from the finish line, Vogel knew what she had to do.
She helped McMath to her feet, looped her arm over her shoulder, and helped the sophomore to the finish. She even made sure that McMath crossed the line ahead of her since she was ahead of Vogel at the time.
"I was kind of blacking out," McMath told the Dayton Daily News. "I wasn't too aware of my surroundings.
"I just told (Vogel), 'Thank you.' I just couldn't believe she'd done that for me. We're all in it together as distance runners."
-Compiled by Chuck Frye