Sunday, June 3, 2012

Surprising Sunday action

Lucky loser Goffin is also lucky to get a big hug from his idol, Roger Federer, after he pushed him to four sets today at RG.  Roger seemed to have a hard time figuring out this 21 year old, who looks more like he's about 15.  Goffin was honest about the fact that he had posters of Roger in his room growing up, but  he certainly wasn't afraid to show his best game and take a set off of him.  Roger was able to right the ship, however, and pull off a victory to get to his 32nd straight quarterfinal in a major.

Novak Djokovic was lucky to pull out of a 2 set deficit to Andreas Seppi.  Not so lucky was #1 Victoria Azarenko, who lost to little firecracker Cibulkova.  Cibulkova  had blown a huge lead to Vika in Miami, but this time she wasn't about to let it go.  You could tell how much the win meant to her when she fell on her back on the court after match point.

What an interesting dynamic it would be if women played best of five matches in majors, or if men were also best of 3.  If men best best of 3, Djokovic would be out!  And probably sometimes the women wish they were best of five.  But it is what it is, so we'll see where things go from here for the rest of the tournament.

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