I began looking into the ice-bucket challenge because I was thinking of launching a challenge of my own. It turns out that it originated as the Cold Water Challenge. It was to donate to cancer research or jump into cold water. But my challenge is a bit different.
The tennis world at this time is certainly one to enjoy. The Djokovic-Nadal rivalry and the Federer-Nadal one (both of which are sadly on the back stretches) have just been magnificent to watch and admire.
Barring a miracle, this year's U.S. Open will mark the 10th consecutive year that a U.S. man fails to win. The U.S. Open was first played in 1881, and it wasn't until 1926 that a non-American won the tournament.