Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Cincy update

I think I jinxed Andy Murray. He went down without much of a fight to Marcos Baghdatis. I'm happy to see Baghdatis through, though, he is always a fun player to watch.

As for the Americans, Andy Roddick and James Blake were through pretty easily, as well as newcomer Sam Querry, who is also teaming up in doubles with Jamie Murray's discarded partner, Eric Butorac. They've already lost, but I thought it was an interesting pairing.

Another interesting doubles pairing is that of John Isner and American journeyman, Amer Delic. It is good to see the young player get as much experience on the 'big' court as possible. There were playing, but it appears that rain has halted play for now, and probably until tomorrow. [Edited to add: They did resume play, and the Americans won in two tight sets.]

Tomorrow, however, we are at the mercy of ESPN, and won't get to see as many matches as we do with the international feed on TTC. I'm going to miss Doug Adler and his fury at the players when they don't play smart! It makes me giggle!

Other notable upsets today were Disco Tommy Robredo (bowing out to Jarkko Nieminen) and Guillermo Canas. I guess Canas hasn't been able to find that 'magic' that saw him defeat Roger Federer not once, but twice, on hardcourts earlier this year. He lost to another up and comer, Juan Martin del Potro, who had to go through qualifying to get into the main draw. I'm not sure if this is an 'upset' per say, but we also lost Tommy Haas today. He had a tough opponent in Mario Ancic, who looks to be finally regaining his form after being out with mono for so many months. That matched kind of sucked, because I like both players and wanted them both to win, but that isn't how it works.

And, no, no Wayne this week. I don't think he is ranked high enough to get into the qualies for this one, though he did last week. Let's hope he is off somewhere, winning matches and gaining ranking points!


Ricky Dimon said...

i know what is the deal with that!!?!?!?

should have stayed with Vizner...

Chris said...


Wayne "the Train" received a wild card into the main draw of the Open today!

Chris (aka Atown)

Topaz said...

Ricky, maybe Vizner wasn't available? They barely snuck through their first round match today.

Chris...yay!!! Thanks for the heads up!