Here in America we got a longer weekend because of Labor Day. And more often than not that signifies the ending of summer, kids in school, and back from any vacation. Thankfully tennis is still there as something to look forward to, even on weeknights! That too by some of the best players in Spain. 🙂
So who’s left? Anyone surprised that Rafa is still in it to win it? 😉 Lol, this guy has yet to be beaten on hard courts! He played against Ivan Dodig quite well. On to his fourth round where he’ll play Kohlschreiber. Rafa leads their H2H 9-1. Marcel is working wonders too in New York. A couple of days back he had a played a 5-set match against Rajeev Ram. Then again a couple of days later he played Tim Smyczek and won that 6-4, 4-6, 0-6, 6-3, 7-5. However he faces the very talented Novak Djokovic next. I know it’ll be nearly impossible for him to get a win there, but I really hope he gives it his all out on court. BTW M&M will play Huey/Inglot next in doubles.
Really happy to see Tommy having a good 2013. He did very well in the French Open (made the quarterfinals) and now he’s into the fourth round. Next up for blue eyes is Roger Federer. That has yikes written all over it for him, he has a 0-10 H2H record against the Swiss. I remember at the Aussie Open (maybe 2 yrs ago) Tommy was able to get a set off him. He can also go in with the notion that this year Roger Federer has been proven to be vulnerable at times.
BTW, Feli lost in four sets to Milos Raonic on Saturday. I thought it could go either way, but it wasn’t meant to be. Not sure of what his plans are for the next couple of weeks? I’m not sure if he’s going to participate in the Davis Cup action coming up shortly.
I got to see very little of David’s match against Kukushkin. (He lost a set, I’m not sure what happened.) Regardless, I worry that if someone who’s a ‘so-so’ player like Kukushkin can push him around, what the heck is gonna happen when he plays Tipsarevic on Monday?!! That’s a repeat of last years quarterfinal. And by no means was that an easy win for David at the time. Tipsy is a good mover. I can only hope that if David is presented with a break chance oppurtunity, he better pounce on it, otherwise there maybe trouble looming around in that match. I’m just saying…but I certainly hope David will pull through.Have a nice week guys. Lots of hugs! 🙂