Tennis-X Funk/Trunk: Euros Driving the US Open Series Bus
Posted on July 31, 2007
By Tennis-X Staff
Who's Got the Funk...
1. Dmitry Tursunov
Beats Querrey then Dancevic in the final to win the Indy title -- not an American but at least he has a personality.
2. Frank Dancevic
Canadian DRIVES from his country to the event and beats an illin' Roddick to reach his first final for a much-needed confidence infusion.
3. Anna Chakvetadze
Russian taking advantage of star-less fields with consecutive titles at Cincy and Stanford.
4. Francesca Schiavone
No one beats this Italian in nine straight finals as she finally wins one at the aptly-named Bad Gastein event.
5. Sam Querrey
Between Moya and Monaco winning minor clay titles and Sam-I-Am dropping TEN (10) aces in a row at Indy -- we have a winner. The U.S.'s own Ivo Karlovic.
...Who's in the Trunk
5. Serena Williams
Ready to rock but kept out of action by a thumb injury -- meanwhile posing nude in Jane magazine.
4. ATP Washington
With Andy Roddick as the only U.S. star, and the clay event in Sopot, Poland fronting a better field -- ouch.
3. ATP Indy
See Funk #1 and #2 -- final not exactly a ratings bonanza, you won't see those numbers publicized.
2. Andy Roddick
Ala his mentor the Andre Agassi of old, pays for a late-night fast food drive thru by getting the runs during a semifinal loss at Indy. And he was so close to that fast food sponsorship.
1. US Open Series
Real slow start to the 4th-year TV-focused endeavor that has pumped new life into U.S. tennis -- due to the lack of available U.S. talent coming through. Radek Stepanek, Dmitry Tursunov, Anna Chakvetadze, get on the bus, you're driving!