Monday, July 30, 2012

Federer goes 2 for 2

Well, my worry about the rematch with Julien Benneteau was definitely for nothing today.  I guess, in retrospect, to think that Benneteau could match the performance that he had against  Roger at Wimbledon a few weeks ago is kind of crazy.  He really didn't have a lot to offer today in his meek 6-2 6-2 loss today and Fed sailed through nicely without having to expend much energy.  The next opponent up on Wednesday is Dennis Istomin.  Though he can be a pretty hard hitter, I would think it would be a match without too much anxiety.

The doubles match between Federer/Wawrinka and Nishikori/Soeda was a lot of fun!  Though Roger and Stan lost the first set in a very close tiebreak, they came back in the 2nd and were strong to finish it off.  The parts I got to see had some really great plays.  I also have noticed Roger shows more emotion on the court when he's playing doubles, smiling sometimes, letting out some big yells when he's excited and and showing a little more disgust with himself for messing up.  I'm sure, since Stan the Man lost to Murray in singles, that Roger will want to do  his best to keep Stan in the competition.

Here's a video clip of an awesome point in the 3rd set, best point of the tournament according to Justin Gimblestob.

There weren't any big upsets for once.  Caroline Wozniacki played a 20 minute game with, I think, 13 deuces that turned out to be very important in her win today.  It was great that she was playing more aggressive tennis, hitting many more winners than normal.  And the Americans all did well today.  The Djokovic Roddick match will be interesting tomorrow, as well as Tsonga Raonic.  Lots to look forward to this week, that's for sure!

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