Bode Miller wants to qualify for the U.S. Open

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 27, 2010 6:45 am

Yes, that’s for tennis. Bode Miller, two-time Olympic silver medalist and two-time overall World Cup champion alpine ski racer, will attempt to qualify for tennis’ U.S. Open later this year. When the ski season is over, Bode will use the new national playoff system to try and qualify. This new system, annonced by the United States Tennis Association, is such: “Tennis hopefuls from all over the U.S. can compete for a berth in the year’s final Grand Slam event. The men’s and women’s playoff championship winners will receive wild cards into the U.S. Open qualifying tournament in August” (Miami Herald).

This isn’t just some ridiculous endeavor. Bode is quite the tennis guru, having won the 1996 Maine state single championship in high school. He comes from a big tennis family; they own a tennis camp in his home state of New Hampshire.

Bode Miller wears many hats. Let’s just hope all the hats come injury free.