The world was shocked with the news that the greatest of all time in tennis fell today to Sergiy Stakhovsky. I love Roger Federer (despite this being an Armada-focused) blog. I hope he can bounce back from this very unexpected loss. It was a wacky, weird Wednesday. Cilic, Tsonga, Isner all had to retire. Sharapova lost. Azarenka fell [again]!
Well what Roger’s loss means for other players: Firstly it’s given the players the hope that they can beat the top four players- at any given time. Rafa fell to Steve Darcis first round. *And just a follow up on that...yeahhh… Rafa is going to be ticked off even more now!! The Belgian had to pull put of Wimbledon due to shoulder injury.
Then today, the king of grass was knocked put of his favorite tournament! If the top guys wanna keep their stronghold on tennis, then they CANNOT let their game down for even one point. You may think I’m being a bit too dramatic, but I think that the game is so competitive that any player will quickly take advantage of the opponents weakness.
Secondly, perhaps more importantly there is really good news. David Ferrer is now going to be number three in the world. Yup that’s right! He’s never reached that high of a ranking before. Rankings will be official when Wimbledon is over. I’m sure he’s very excited about it, but he hasn’t released any statement of his reaction to the good news. I think we can pretty much pencil him in for Barclay’s end of year finals now. 🙂
Tommy Robredo looks ahead to play last years finalist Andy Murray in the third round. He said, “I have nothing to lose. I’m playing great tennis. It’s lovely to be at a Grand Slam playing one of the best players on tour.” On Tuesday the Catalan beat Nicolas Mahut (last weeks Aegon International winner) 7-6(3), 6-1, 7-6(5). Nico and Verdasco are also thru so hopefully they can relax on Thursday a lil before their next match!
Who do you guys want to win the tournament now? I’d like to see either Ferru or Murray win. BTW, I hope Ferru’s slips didn’t have any impact on his physical state! He plays countryman Roberto Bautista-Agut on Thursday.