Wimbledon kicks off on Monday without a defending champion. Rafael Nadal announced today that he will be pulling out of Wimbledon because of tendinitis in his knees. I know how difficult it can be to try to play tennis with tendinitis having dealt with it in my elbow during my college days. Needless to say, Wimbledon will not be near as exciting without Rafa. I’m hoping someone can muster up enough game to knock off Federer. Though I’m always rooting for an American to win, it would be nice to see Andy Murray break the British slump. I always say that March Madness makes March the best month of year. However, June is not far behind with the French Open, NBA Finals, and Wimbledon.