And behold...tennis was played.
Winner of the Insane Score award today goes to the men's singles match of Juan Martin del Potro (jeez, he needs a shorter name if I'm going to talk about him so much) and Gilles Simon. Simon won the match 7-6, 6-7, 7-5! Now, that was either a really boring or really great match to watch.
Men's singles action also saw the exit of our favorite rapper, Vince Spadea, in three sets, and Gael Monfils continued to be consistently inconsistent...losing to Fed's buddy Stan Wawrinka.
Women's singles saw some upsets, though, because of the waterdowned draw, is anything really going to be shocking? Losers today included #2 seed Hantuchova, #7 Bammer, and Mirza.
Lindsay and Lisa gave it a good effort, but ultimately lost in their first round doubles match to #1 seeds Black/Huber. They did take them to a third set tiebreak, so it wasn't a blow out, but it is a shame that Lindsay only gets one match in her comeback tourny.
There was an odd result on the men's doubles today. #2 seeds and Cincy winners Erlich and Ramm lost....to WC Alex Kuznetsov and Ryan Sweeting? What? Think they decided they wanted a break? It really looks like that...because that is a team that Erlich/Ramm should have beaten asleep with one hand tied behind their backs.
The USOpen singles draws came out today. The biggest news? Well, the top draw of the women's singles features Henin, both Williams, Jankovic, and Ivanovic. Sharapova pretty much has the entire bottom half of the draw to herself. I was going to have a Super-Saturday party, but now I'm thinking I won't bother, as the women's final has a good chance of being a snoozer (unless, of course, Shriekapova is in it, which is not a given considering her continuing shoulder problems). If Serena Williams and Henin meet in the quarters (and they might), then that may be a de-facto final right there, depending on what the Serbs are up to. Very disappointing!!!
The men's makes more sense, and there is a chance that Fed and John Isner may meet up in the third round. Wayne Odesnik has Thai player Danai Udomchoke...I think he's got a chance to get to the second round!!!