Just a few highlights this week as my schedule in Japan had me focused elsewhere.
The Alcaraz v. Sinner US Open quarterfinal match
that went over five hours ending 2:30am was one thing but it was the backhand save
that was seared into everyone’s memory. The Spanish teenager would go on to beat Tiafoe (that match was 4 hours, 19 mins) who was celebrated not only for snapping Nadal’s 22-match Grand Slam winning streak but also because he came up thru the ranks as a son of immigrant parents from Sierra Leone and learned tennis at the center where his dad was the maintenance man.
Forget NFTs, people in Shibuya lined up around the block and then some for one of Kith’s fungible tokens.
A bridge collapsed just as the ribbon was cut
at the opening ceremony in Kinshasa, Congo. “The bridge buckled, both its handrails broke off, and the central section slumped into the stream a couple of metres below.” Thankfully, no one was injured.