Fish Floats in Hot Tub Time Machine to Win Over Murray in Miami
by Staff | March 28th, 2010, 12:19 am
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Mardy Fish dialed the hot tub time machine back to 2004 on Saturday at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, defeating No. 3 seed and defending champion Andy Murray 6-4, 6-4.


Fish, currently ranked outside the Top 100, experienced his best year in 2004, rising to a career-high No. 17.

“You know, he’s a good player,” Murray said. “He’s beaten some top guys before. He’s a tough guy to play against. He played better than me.”

Fish said a big win has been a long time coming.

“He’s a Grand Slam finalist this year already, and his results speak for themselves,” said Fish, who had arthroscopic knee surgery last year. “It’s a great win.”

Other upsets were orchestrated by Argentine Horacio Zeballos defeating No. 20 Gilles Simon, France’s Florent Serra topping No. 26 Al Montanes in three sets, and German Philipp Petzschner rolled No. 31 Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 6-0.

World No. 1 Roger Federer led the Top 10 seeds into the third round, defeating lucky loser Nicolas Lapentti 6-3, 6-3; he was joined by No. 5 Robin Soderling who topped Peter Luczak in straights, No. 7 Marin Cilic who beat Stephane Robert dropping only four games, No. 9 Fernando Gonzalez who beat qualifier Yen-Hsun Lu in straights, and No. 10 Fernando Verdasco who rolled Dudi Sela 6-1, 6-2.

Sunday highlights in Miami are (WC) David Nalbandian vs. (4) Rafael Nadal, (6) Andy Roddick vs. Serg Stakhovsky, (8) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. (28) Philipp Kohlschreiber, and (17) John Isner vs. (12) Juan Carlos Ferrero.

No surprises on the women’s side Saturday in Miami as all six seeds in action advanced in straight sets, led by Top 10 seeds (1) Svetlana Kuznetsova who beat (27) Agnes Szavay, (3) Venus Williams who eased past Roberta Vinci, and (6) Agnieszka Radwanska who defeated former No. 1-ranked Serb (25) Ana Ivanovic.

Women’s highlights in Miami on Sunday include (14) Kim Clijsters vs. (17) Shahar Peer, (32) Maria Kirilenko vs. (2) Caroline Wozniacki, and (WC) Justine Henin vs. (26) Dominika Cibulkova.


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112 Comments for Fish Floats in Hot Tub Time Machine to Win Over Murray in Miami

Colin Says:

I didn’t expect this. I said before that if Murray failed again, after IW, I’d start worrying about his career prospects. Well, he has and I am!
Fish seemed like an excellent opponent to start against – difficult but not, you’d think, too difficult.
I never like amateur psychology, and I don’t have much interest in players’ private lives, but I wonder if Murray has been affected by the break-up with his girlfriend.


Dari Says:

I can’t believe this either! I am loyal federer fan but somewhere along the way I picked up a softside for Murray the sourpuss!
Whatever he has going on mentally, he’s got to get together asap. Best of luck to you Murray. I hope for him to get a grand slam next year! Not this year, though, I’m kinda wishing fo that miraculous calendar grand slam fro Roger!


jane Says:

I suppose Murray could be experiencing some sort of emotional issues due to his break up; they were together for a while. However, he was in the finals of the AO since they’ve broken up and he won Valencia after the break up too (wasn’t it just after the USO that they split?).

Fish is a tough opponent, though, as Murray says. He’s aggressive, with a great serve and good volleys. So maybe Fish is not a good first rounder. Djoko had to struggle past him last week. It was a roller-coaster, but Mardy served Djok the first bagel he’d had since 2008.

Anyhow it’s not good that Murray lost, but Fish is no slouch either.


Kimmi Says:

Colin-
I am worried for Murray too and I personally think its the post AO effect.

Murray and his team put so much effort into winning the AO.
he changed all his preparation, getting to Aussie Open early, no doha, no abu dhabi only played the hopman cup.

To see that he was playing so much better in all rounds before the final, must have given him so much belief.

I think the defeat in straight set to federer, must have really hurt him – a demolition of his confidence and maybe his game..

Murray gave his all and still failed

I think he convinced himself he has improved since that USO08 loss to federer (which is very true), so if he thought he was playing better and still lost in straight sets..he now must have doubts and he is losing to people he should not lose to…its tough!

I also think what happened in marseille and Dubai was just another example of his troubles.

as I read somewhere, maybe he is starting to understand what the weight of expectation really is for british player. the number of people telling him it was a matter of time and so on, but now it all looks much more uncertain.

all these are speculations of course but I think it will take time.

I am glad he understands there is a problem since after the AO – he said that in his presser. wishing him all the best..


margot Says:

jane or kimmi: is my memory playing false or didn’t he beat Fish quite easily at Queens last year? Am really pleased that the clay season is upon us because there will be no expectation on Andy to do well. All eyes will be elsewhere!


jane Says:

Yes Kimmi, a tough loss like that can really cause a hangover effect for a player. I personally don’t see it as an excuse: just an explanation. Murray had high expectations at the AO and a good record against Fed, but he really fell short in that final; it must have had some sort of effect on him psychologically.


Kimmi Says:

margot, yes he did. But murray is not playing as good as queens at the moment..

your guy Chardy on the court a.t.m margot, he lost the first set handily..seem to be regrouping in this second set though he needs to make this a match!


Kimo Says:

I’m not a Murray fan, but I say his recent results are no cause for alarm. He’s just heartbroken over the humiliating loss at the AO final. It’s not easy to put such a loss behind you. Remember how Roddick struggled to close matches after Wimbledon 2009? It’s only natural. Even Fed, who is the best at rebounding after tough losses (winning Dubai, IW and KB after losing the 2005 AO semis to Safin 9-7 in the fifth), lost in Toronto and Cincy after his crushing loss at Wimbledon 2008. He came back though at just the right time to win the USO.

Go Roger.


jane Says:

margot, just checked the H2H: Murray and Fish did play at Queens but it was close: 7-5, 6-4. Murray was 3-1 over Fish going into yesterday’s match, and Fish hadn’t beaten Murray since 2005.

About clay: that’s true, and if some of the pressure is off Murray it might be good for him. As for Djoko, he’s in even deeper trouble as he has so many points to defend and no serve. Yikes.

Let a post to you on the other thread re: films.


Kimmi Says:

“Even Fed, who is the best at rebounding after tough losses (winning Dubai, IW and KB after losing the 2005 AO semis to Safin 9-7 in the fifth), lost in Toronto and Cincy after his crushing loss at Wimbledon 2008. He came back though at just the right time to win the USO.”

kimo, we can compare the situation with federer, its true federer lost in the 2nd round to simon in Toronto and then went on to lose 3rd round to karlovic in cincy..

But federer had over 10 GS then, murray has zero, so its different…Roddick is starting to regroup now though, which is good to see.

so let wait and see, I hope Murray bounce back soon. he probaly needs to play monte carlo now he lost early in miami. get a WC..play all clay MS 1000. he needs matches..the confidence might come back.


madmax Says:

i watched the murray match today (again) and I noticed a really different murray in terms of his demeanour on court. Anyone else? He’s never been that quiet when he loses a point, i know that, but it was almost as if he was hearing psychotic voices in his head, (no offence), he was talking to himself really loudly, hanging his head, berating himself, shaking his head, looking at his coach, he knew he was not going to win that match. He was completely negative when he lost the points.

The previous murray would always regroup very quickly, and just come back with avengeance. He’s hit a roadblock right now, he needs some mental therapy and am sure his team will put that right. I feel a bit sorry for murray right now, but he will learn more from these losses. I think he is being very hard on himself right now.


Kimmi Says:

Hi madmax, did you watch federer match too? what do you think?


jane Says:

Murray was a bit like you describe madmax during the Soderling loss last week; his body language was quite negative. He reminds me of Novak that way. They both need to stay more even keel on the court, not worry if things aren’t flowing at first; just stay in each point, and focus. They need to not be so hard on themselves.


Kimmi Says:

jane, have you see players list sebian open has been announced. Much more competative this year!

http://www.serbiaopen.rs/players_singles.php?jezik=2


contador Says:

oh shhooooooot!

chardy downed by almagro? not quite? fought off one match point

allezzz, jeremy!


contador Says:

oops….bad luck with no hawk-eye. another almagro match point.

allezzzz……set point jeremy!


contador Says:

3rd match point to almagro, chardy fans


Kimmi Says:

Chardyyyy! woooow! with the lucky shot at match point..maybe that will be lucky for this match too..


contador Says:

woooot!

haning in, chardy.

allezzzz darling! another set point . allezzzzz

he did it! yay! chardee!

wasn’t giving chardy much hope against almagro. almagro i thought was mentally more tough and experienced.

good morning , madmax, kimmi, happy fedfans.! on to fight another day.


Kimmi Says:

Hi conty..yes happy fedfans indeed..but needs to shapen that FH, then he “should” *sigh* be okay!

Nadal v nalby to come in 10 minutes


margot Says:

ooolala! The gorgeous Monsieur Chardy on court! Form an orderly queue, girls. Stop that pushing conty……


Kimmi Says:

hahahahah margot, loved it


Kimmi Says:

chardy living dangerous, holding from 0-40..very good!


contador Says:

well, Kimmi- i did not see the match nor have time to watch youtube hightlights but the 24 UE’s…..he better fix that problem, if possible in the serra match.

no, no, break point mr. dreamy……one break point saved.

margot, you get the first spot in queue. i’ll back off and take my first in line on Krajinovic. okay

omg! chardy fought off all those break points and won that game, as i was reflecting on federer’s UE’s
!!


Kimmi Says:

Nadal v nalbandian on court.

Don’t hink nalby can cause a problem here..no don’t think so!

I am happy nalby is back on tour though!


margot Says:

42 unforced errors from Chardy! Dear lord he’s another Andy Murray.
And now I’ve blooming well lost my eye-candy cos tennistv has whipped over to the double N match! Better be a good one to compensate!


Kimmi Says:

whooo! i love nadal gear..looks good. This time he got it right, I say. Love it.


contador Says:

allezzz, chardy! save serve here and break back. this is a great drama now…..come from behind!! french flair, allezzzzzzz!

oh, i guess match points for almagro again.


jane Says:

Yes, we’d best get a good look @ Chardy, as he’s about to be out of the tournament. Nalby vs. Rafa is on though – woot! Hope it’s a good match.


jane Says:

Kimmi @ 12:35 – No! I hadn’t seen that. Well, the upshot is that this is wonderful news for growing the event and growing tennis in Serbia. The downshot is it’ll be tougher for Novak to defend his title. But overall, to me this is great news! I hope there is coverage of it somewhere. : )


jane Says:

p.s. thanks for posting that Kimmi; you’re always a wealth of tennis information.


Daniel Says:

Anyone has a stream fro Nadal match?! atdhe is not showing.


Kimmi Says:

jane you are welcom.

Nadal early break here

daniel, try this link

http://www.fromsport.com/c-4.html


contador Says:

having the same trouble, Daniel.

atdhe is showing novak killer rochus v belluci.

but, sometimes it takes a few minutes to offer the other match.


Daniel Says:

Thanks Kimmi!


Kimmi Says:

contador, how is Novak killer doing? he plays my man belucci

federer was “extremely happy” he said about Rochus “his buddy” win.


margot Says:

oo-ooo, look out people Rafa’s looking a bit good…however, Nalby has lost weight and looks fitter than for ages so let’s hope for a gr8 match.
Agree, Rafa’s outfit is ni..ce…


Kimmi Says:

Nalbandian breaks back, with nadal DF hmmm..tooooo early days yet


Daniel Says:

Nadal for sure is having some mental issues. Ne is Double faulting on break points nowadays, I think he lost a set to Ljubicic with a DF too.


jane Says:

I know – I am surprised to see Rafa double for some reason; usually his serve is so consistent. He’s at only 50% first serves in right now too, which is unusual. Maybe the serve virus really *is* catching : )


Kimmi Says:

commentator talking about nadal taking too long to serve…


Kimmi Says:

This match is shaping very well..6-5 on serve..woooow..exciting set.


madmax Says:

I’m liking how nalby is looking guys. He is leaner and fitter, but the broadcasters here in UK have written him off already! Why do they do that?

I would also like to know please anyone, how long you are supposed to take between points. I put this on the other thread, but rafa just took 35 seconds to hit his first serve. Nalby won last point, and then rafa took 35 seconds before he hit his first serve. Of course, I love watching rafa play, but is there any rule anywhere that says that this isnt allowed? If there is, then why hasnt he been told? just asking.


Daniel Says:

He is taking too ong to serve, 30-35 seconds, as usua.

Nalby is impressive ever since he got the break back. Serving great and the backhand working fine.


madmax Says:

there is a little digital clock which skysports4 have showing in the bottom right hand side of the TV channel, just ticking away. I think they are trying to make a point. If anyone knows, please could you tell me.


jane Says:

Tiebreaker!

Kimmi Belluci is having no issues with Rochus.


jane Says:

I wonder why they’d be focusing on Rafa’s service routine now; it’s been the way it is since as long as I can remember, and I honestly doubt it’ll ever change..


Kimmi Says:

aaaaarrrrg! both nalby and nadal choking BIG time! incredible


andrea Says:

argh. back to back double faults.

thanks for the link to the live match kimmi. watching live scoring is just not the same.


Kimmi Says:

Nalbanidian is choking..c’mooon


Kimmi Says:

Nalbandian gets set eventually..crazy stuff!!


jane Says:

Heck of a tiebreaker, very nerve-wracking. Nadal’s confidence is definitely faltering imo; normally, he’d've won that tiebreak. I feel for the guy. But it’s also nice to see Nalby playing well again. He’s got such a nice backhand.


margot Says:

First blood to Nalby! What an intriguing, tight, first set, full of nerves on both sides. Has Rafa too got Djkovitis?
conty: yes, go first in queue for Mr K…actually do not know what he looks like……so he’s all yours…


NELTA Says:

Nalby had Nadal 0-30 on his serve in the 1st game of the 2nd set and hit the tape with a down the line backhand that would have been a winner if it went over. Nadal then one the next 3 points to hold. Could be a change in momentum.


Ben Pronin Says:

I don’t think Nadal’s serve is going through the same things Djokovic’s is. Djokovic’s serve is flawed technically. Nadal’s double faults are mental. Against Ljubicic, he had to make sure he held because he could do very little against Ljubicic’s bombs and aces. Double faults come from pressure. Against Nalbandian, it’s also pressure but more because Nalbandian has an amazing return game. I mean he’s Agassi-like out there today. But the 50% first serves in could be just a bad serving day for Nadal, that is quite unlike him.


madmax Says:

jane Says:
I wonder why they’d be focusing on Rafa’s service routine now; it’s been the way it is since as long as I can remember, and I honestly doubt it’ll ever change..

March 28th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Jane,

yes, but what are the rules regarding this? I am not clear and I just want to be?


Ben Pronin Says:

Thank you, Nalbandian, for proving my point.


Sean Randall Says:

Nalby really has Rafa’s number. I’m not fully convinced Dave can close this out, however.


Daniel Says:

Nadal surviving another game. This is not good to Nalby, who has to finish this in 2 otherwise will be the same as IW last year.


Kimmi Says:

that was a good game for nadal to come thru…

Nalbandian needs to hold here!


jane Says:

Ben, I was joking re: the serve comparison between Rafa and Djoko and Murray because ALL of them are not serving as well as they can, hence the implied notion/joke that it’s a catching virus. You’re right Rafa’s issues are mental. Djoko’s more technical, but the technical problems may lead to confidence ones as well, even compounding Nole’s serving ailment further. Clearly, Nadal’s serve isn’t *that* bad right now; it’s just that it’s usually more consistent.

———–
madmaxi – totally understand where *you* are coming from, just couldn’t quite fathom why the Skysports people were making a fuss about old news. I am not 100% sure on the rule but I think players have 25 seconds to serve between points – not sure if that includes toweling off and everything though. I also know that players are supposed to play to the pace of the server. Other rules experts could fill you in more.

————-
Quite the hold by Rafa there down 15-40 to get to 3-2, and now he’s got a break point!


Kimmi Says:

Nalbandian is broken..poor game! this goes to third set!


Daniel Says:

I hate being right.

Nalby had several chances and now a bad game to give Nadal the edge.


Kimmi Says:

Bellucci won, ease traight sets. capitalize the opportunity!

meanwhile, nalbandian is out of gas!


rose Says:

we got a 3er set guys..what a strange 2nd set this was..so quickly..nabaldian winning a nail biter 1st set tie break and hitting the wall hard on the second set..nalby’s game can easily get him to the top elite of tennis but unfortunately he doesn’t have the passion for tennis as he has for racing cars


margot Says:

Second set to Rafa. He’s got the match now, unless there’s a massive choke which looks a bit unlikely at the mo. Nalby looking a bit red in the face and forehand looking shakey. Shame.


Daniel Says:

By the way, Nadal is serving great when it matters. On deuce, or break points down. He won a lot of easy points this way.


jane Says:

Yep, my guess would also be that Rafa will prevail now, maybe even fairly easily? Nalby probably had to get it done in two were he to pull off the upset.


Daniel Says:

I think he has more than 7 aces, which is rare for him. And they rob an ace when 40-15, the bal was good.


rose Says:

i wouldn’t count nalby out yet…if this set goes to a tie break..i would give the edge to nalby..i cant believe im even saying this but nadal is doing poorly on tie breaks now on days and his confidence to cross the finish line not quite there yet…so lets see what happens.


Kimmi Says:

Nalbandian run out of gas, he has played very well in this match though, he just needs more matches and fitness ofcourse. then he should be back to his old self!

meanwhile justin henin is struggling…c’moon henin


margot Says:

jane: match is boring now, so back to films! Well, on your recommendation then I will see Alice. Burton and Bonham-Carter have ideal marital set up. yes? They live in separate houses..next door to each other! The kid lives in the middle. “A Single Man” looked beautiful, very stagey. There’s quite a DH Lawrence scene when the men go skinny dipping in the sea at night, quite lush. Thought Firth was a bit of a wooden actor but he’s perfect as a buttoned up academic.


jane Says:

margot, I hope you like “Alice” or will feel badly. But yeah, we all enjoyed it as eye-candy and a fun imaginative romp. Burton and Bonham-Carter best be careful, however, and Woody Allen and Mia Farrow had a similar set up. : ) And I will see “A Single Man” too. One of these days – but am currently swamped with marking and prepping “All About my Mother”, Carver’s story “Cathedral” and “Angels in America part 1″ for next week.


Kimmi Says:

yeah, Nadal! tough match it was but he came thru. nalby needs more matches, fitness etc..glad he is back.

Rafa now all the way to the final?

Go Fed!


Kimmi Says:

Justine after a slow start, she got her attacking game back and flying now..gooo justine.


jane Says:

Congrats to Rafa & fans – good, confidence-building win for him!


Mindy Says:

Sean,

No, I think Rafa now has Nalby’s number! Or are you going to blame it on the fatigue factor with Nalby coming back after an injury. Never giving Rafa credit! Same old, same old.

This was a well earned win for Rafa! He never gives up, never quits. He hung in there and I happen to believe that it was Rafa who wore down Nalby, mentally and physically!

Way to go, Rafa!!


margot Says:

Hmm, Rafa looking rather good in sets 2 and 3. Kimmi: agree, nalby needs match practise, large numbers of unforced errors now must be known as Andyitis!
jane: have a productive week, do you not get time off at Easter?
Night now, off to watch Heroes, my favourite bit of hokum at the mo.


NELTA Says:

I was surprised how well Nalby was playing. His movement was not as good as it used to be, but that’s to be expected after coming back from hip surgery. His serve kept him in that 1st set. They were both a little tight in the tiebreak.

Nalby had his chances in the 2nd set. Rafa hung in there and started going more to the forehand especially on his serves which was a really good strategy.

After Nalby lost those opportunities you could see things start to slip away. The physical and mental fatigue. Rafa was getting stronger and more confident.


Fot Says:

I thought Nalbandian had a shot IF he had won it in straight sets. Once Nadal got the 2nd set, I thought it would be all over – and it was. You could tell Nalbandian was getting tired and he started making sloppy errors. The thing I didn’t like about the match was the amount of time between points by Nadal mostly. I know some points were grinding, but if they have a rule they should enforce it – or eliminate it from the books!


Kimmi Says:

something really strange just happened in Kilirenko vs Wozniacki match.

at 30-40 wozniacki serving..there was a long rally that Kirilenko hit the ball that was going out..everybody could see the ball was going waaaaay out of the baseline (like a feet out)..but when the ball lands, it hit on wozniacki shoes first before hitting the ground. aaarg! The point was awarded to kirilenko…strange point never seen that before!

Kirilenko wins the first set 6-1


Fot Says:

Kimmi – that’s why you see the players dodging to get out of the way of a long ball so it won’t hit them first.


Colin Says:

To return to the start as it were (I’ve been busy for a while): it’s refreshing to come here and see people discuss Murray sensibly and even sympathetically. On the British forums you get loads of people lining up to jeer at Andy whenever he loses, and sometimes even when he wins.
As I remember, Tim Henman was better appreciated in other countries than in his own.
Oh well, at least an English guy won the Australian Grand Prix!


Kimmi Says:

Fot, I have seen players dodging, but I never knew if the long ball hit them first they lose the point….haha good to know!


Fot Says:

Colin, I have seen a change in this site too – for the better. It’s one of the better ones to discuss the tennis, regardless of who your favorite player is. It wasn’t always like this – but it’s good right now. Hats off to all the posters here.

P.S. During the first set Wozniacki had trainers, doctors, and everyone else looking at her, taking her blood pressure, etc. And she lost that set 6-1. Now she’s winning (up 4-1 as I type) and shows no ill-effect at all. It’s amazing what a little ‘winning’ will do for the body.


Kimmi Says:

if she was so bad needing a doctor, trainer etc..why is she running everywhere a.t.m …she needed a breather..it was *probably* a tactic to put Kirilenko off..sometimes a little thing can change the whole match.

it was within the rules, so it is OK.


Fot Says:

Robredo putting a beatdown on Becker (5-0) in the first.


Fot Says:

Kimmi – if it was a tactic to put Kirilenko off – it succeeded.


skeezerweezer Says:

Well it looks like Rafa’s side is holding true to form. Still expect him to be in the Semi’s against AR. It will be an interesting test if Tsonga or my dark horse Isner comes through to play him in the quarters. He may have to deal with Dr. Karlovic also, but the way Rafa has been improving it will take his 55 ace record to have a chance….

For Fed, his immediate worries is Birdy getting through and dealing with that. Shouldn’t be too worried right now with the rest of his half. Verdasco, Baggy, and Cilic have to battle it out to get to him. Personally I would like to watch the Cilic /Baggy match.

On the woman’s side all I can say is…look out Justine :). Venus, I hope you brought you “A” game…

Oh and JANE! “Horacio Zeballos”, is still in! LOL

Skeezer….


Kimmi Says:

Skeeeezer-
first of all karlovic is OUT..was beaten in straight set by Ferrer..so Rafa will play him next.

Ferrero v Isner are battling it out at the meoment. I don’t know if Isner did not bring is A game today but Ferrero is all over him at the meoment.

Agreed berdych will be a tough test for the fed..berdch always brings his A game when playing fed..so fed *has* to be ready.

I would like to see Rafa and A-rod..with A-rod serve anything can happen.


skeezerweezer Says:

I guess Rafa finally played some real doubles players ( Brian bros )! Good for him though he is playing doubs. IMO think it is good for his game, long as he is not jeopardizing to much play on his knees. He played with a different guy this tourney, no?


Kimmi Says:

talking about Roddick, he is doing very well right now.

Your dark horse Isner seem to be woken up..he is cruising in this second set.

Rafa played with somebody else in doubles…


skeezerweezer Says:

Kimmi,

Thanks I was looking at the Draw on the SE website, which is slower posting than the live scores. I like to look at the draw as things go, hence my “late call”, lol. Always can count on you for the latest live scores, “you da woman”! :)


skeezerweezer Says:

Ha! Rafa vs A-rod. Definitely some ball blasting!


Kimmi Says:

hahaha no worries mate!

The draw has opened up now Novak and Murray are out..a lot of oppotunities for some lower ranked players to make a good run here!


skeezerweezer Says:

Shucks, Isner down a break in the third…


sar Says:

The Serbia Open has Olivier Rochus!! LOL I would love to attend this.

I think Murray feels like Djok did last year after Madrid. He did the best he could and still lost.


sar Says:

Is JJ playing today?


skeezerweezer Says:

Howard Cosell,

“Down goes Isner”,”Down goes Isner”


jane Says:

sar, JJ is playing right now.

Skeeze: “Oh and JANE! “Horacio Zeballos”, is still in! ” Woot for Horacio!!

Wow! Ferrer and Ferrero topple the tall guys and Roddick rocks! Things continue apace. : )


thetennisguy Says:

Nice Job Mardy!!! You deserve that win! Hard Work and guts all the way! Keep it Up! The Fish will rise again!!!


sar Says:

any live streams for jj?


Dory Says:

That’s what happens when you get all arrogant and start talking about winning slams before you actually win one. Maybe he was simply practising and training? Oh wait, no he had his practise in Dubai.


Kimmi Says:

tsonga v kohl is becoming a very good match in this second set..c’mon tsonga finish him..


Kimmi Says:

great match – tsonga thru.


Michael Says:

Now Murray will realize the mightiness of Federer.


Von Says:

OllyK: You’re a very magnanimous person. Thanks for your good wishes re Roddick. I don’t like speculations and post mortems, just holding my breath. LOL. Hopefully, my nerves and stomach can equal holding my streath.
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Margot: I think Murray is suffering from his GS letdown, similar to Roddick’s. Maybe the two Andys should get together for a tete a tete, to vent their frustrations and fears. Poor guys, they’ve been diagnosed as suffering from Federeritis.


margot Says:

von: your comment has made me laugh very ruefully because your Andy seems a lot more resistant to the dreaded disease than mine! Did you see DC’s post somewhere, I thought it was most insightful.


OllyK Says:

Von, I think that we shouldn’t wish bad luck to other players and hate them just because our guy is out. Well, at least, their loss wouldn’t satisfy me. I just want to see Nole play like he is expected to, nothing more nothing less. :) But, if our guys were in the same match..it would be different story! :) So, just hold your breath, and enjoy as long as possible! :)


Polo Says:

FSN coverage starts now, 1 PM but it is raining.

When Federer loses, I berate him on the TV screen. Then I want whoever beat him to win the whole tournament, at least the next match, so that I do not feel too bad about the loss.


Fot Says:

No tennis so far. Rain, rain, and more rain in the “Sunshine” state.

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