Thursday, February 28, 2013

Impressive quarterfinals in Dubai

I think all the top seeds were anxious to get off court quickly in their quarterfinal matches to be ready for what will, I'm sure, be much more challenging semis.  The most games lost by any of them was 6.  I wasn't able to watch much of Del Potro or Berdych, but Djokovic looked as impressive as he has all week.  And Federer has significantly raised his game, looking the best he has since probably the Tomic match at the Australian Open.  He was always firmly in control of the match; Davydenko simply had nothing to offer whatsoever with all that was being thrown at him.  Roger's ball striking was superb and his movement around court very impressive.  It would be hard to see anyone beating him in this form.

The semis should be quite interesting between Del Potro-Djokovic and Berdych-Federer.  Though I would expect a Federer-Djokovic final, nothing is sure with these top players.  If they are all playing as well as they did in the quarters we could be set for some really great matches!

If you haven't seen the CNN interview of Roger Federer talking about topics like his recent South Africa trip and his tennis goals it is definitely worth a watch!

And finally, If you don't have Twitter or don't follow little Michaela Bryan you have really missed out on "her" ingenious tweets that always cheer up my day.  Along the same lines, USA Today has come up with a great "interview" of the little 1-year-old celeb.  You will definitely be missing out on a good laugh if you don't take the time to read this one:

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