Nadal Survives Nalbandian Scare; Roddick, Henin Roll Sunday in Miami
by Sean Randall | March 29th, 2010, 12:15 am
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After two days of bracket-busting upsets things returned to form for the top players Sunday at the Tennis Masters Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Among the winners were Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, JW Tsonga, Kim Clijsters Caroline Wozniacki, Justin Henin and Jelena Jankovic.

In the match of the day Nadal escaped the grip of David Nalbandian to beat his nemesis 6-7(8), 6-2, 6-2. After winning a nailbiter of a tiebreak in the first, Nalbandian has chances to go up an early break in the second set. But Nadal toughed it out

“When you go on court against a player with talent, you are always a little bit scared,” said Nadal who is seeking his first title since last May. “I think having a long first set for everything was better for me than for him. [In the second set] I felt he was a little bit more tired than me. He started to have more mistakes, and was a little bit easier for me to play.”

He added, “For me, important thing is try to be in the final. But, you know, I am in fourth round for me, no, so it’s far away from that moment. Step by step, and sure it’s important win for me today and I very happy for that. I very happy how I am doing in this American hardcourt season. Every match right now I want to be really important for me, and every victory give me confidence.”

I caught most of the match and Nadal looks to be playing pretty good. Nalbandian just matches up really well against Rafa but credit to Nadal to hanging in. If he plays like this there’s no reason he cannot be in the final.

Nadal now meets his countryman David Ferrer who beat Ivo Karlovic 7-6, 6-3. Karlovic’s giant-mate John Isner also was dispelled by a Spaniard. In the surprise of the day Juan Carlos Ferrero knocked down Isner in three sets. Ferrero will play Tsonga next on Tuesday. The Frenchman was an easy winner over Phil Kohlschreiber in the evening.

Roddick also won handily taking Sergei Stakhovsky behind the woodshed with a 6-2, 6-1 55-minute drumming. Roddick’s “dream draw” continues with Benjamin Becker on Tuesday then either Nicolas Almagro or Tomasz Bellucci in the quarters.

I felt good,” Roddick said. “It’s rare that you kind of walk off thinking everything kind of went the way that you wanted it to. There’s definitely that feeling when you play a whole lot of matches in a row where a lot of it your kind of muscle memory takes over a little bit. You know, you’re able to just kind of be free a little bit. I think I’m kind of getting to that point a little bit.”

On the women’s side, all the big names go through to the fourth round today. Henin, Clijsters, Azarenka, Jankovic and Vera Zvonareva all won in straight sets while Wozniacki who seems to be the female version of Novak Djokovic of late – always playing tough, close matches – squeaked by Maria Kirilenko.

A big day is in store Monday. Roger Federer returns against Florent Serra. Mardy Fish and Feliciano Lopez meet and in what might be the best men’s match, Marcos Baghdatis and Marin Cilic will battle. Fernando Gonzalez, Robin Soderling and Fernando Verdasco are also scheduled.

The women’s field arguably has the better matchups tomorrow with Clijsters v. Azarenka and at night Henin v. Zvonareva. Three-time champ Venus Williams is also on in the day against Daniela Hantuchova.

TV coverage here in the U.S. is on Fox during the day and Tennis Channel at night.


Also Check Out:
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Serena Willams Might Open 2010 Tennis Season Against Henin in Sydney
Murray Survives Wrist, Nalbandian Scare; Federer, Djokovic Breeze in Paris
Henin v Clijsters, Venus v Bartoli in Miami Semifinals

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257 Comments for Nadal Survives Nalbandian Scare; Roddick, Henin Roll Sunday in Miami

contador Says:

missed the NN match. in all, it sounds like there was one competitive set then nalbandian sadly ran out of gas. nalby is out of practice. i’m surprised he wasn’t straight setted.

from what i saw of nadal at IW, whoever goes up against him better be extremely fit, on their game, and ready to fight. nadal is not about to lose. he was making his Mad-al faces after the tie breaker loss, i imagine.

ferrer has beaten him 3 times but not since 2006, i think? looked up rafa’s h2h with all his compatriots last US Open, when nadal was not at his best, still almagro lost badly.

ferrer’s wins were all on hard court but too long ago. nadal has improved on hard court since 2006 and is playing like a monster at the moment. ferrer has no chance.

if ferrero makes it through to meet nadal, his chances are no better than ferrer’s. JCF had a great win over nadal in rome 2008 and the other win out of 8 meetings was on hard court, a long time ago.

tsonga has the game and talent to beat nadal but….the consistency and energy for such a fight? nah. he’s cake.

i dearly hope bellucci makes it past almagro. either almagro or bellucci will be eaten alive by nada. but… it will excite the brazilian crowd.

somehow i think roddick has conquered his demons. i did get to see part of his match last night. sergeiy played well indoors last fall but he was no match for roddick at all.

roddick is the man! if anyone is prepared to take down nadal, it’s him. (would it be a first for roddick?)

have to look it up. anyway, roddick looks to be the most prepared and confident for a nadal test in the bottom half.

and yet if i’m totally realistic, i really can’t see anyone beating nadal at all. federer predicted: nadal’s best is yet to come.

soda pop or baggy, maybe?

cilic, doubtfully this time. verdasco would choke miserably as usual facing rafa.

there are dark horses remaining in the top draw. ones i wouldn’t dream of picking to win miami. but maybe a ljubicic is hiding in there. c’mon, mystery man!

what about King Roger. just a thought at this point, not a serious question.

if rafa is all the way back 100%, then the only man who could realistically down him is a 100% fit, at his best federer. oh, the dreaded fedal…as i have said, i NEVER want to watch fed lose to nad on any surface but clay, ever, ever again. NO!

okay, maybe it’s a tolerable thought, excusable in a masters 1000 event, sort of.

hpwever, looking at federer’s way there, it’s far from clear.

federer has to get through serra ( better be easy), then likely the dreaded berdie, unless horacio zeballos performs a miracle.

so, fed gets through bird, then what? fed killer baggy? or a hungry young cilic?

maybe soda pop or *new, lively fish* on the other side with a bunch of dark horses…monaco, gonzo, wawa, youzhney…??

pray, not feli in a final w/ nadal. would be extremely fortunate for feli to get that far but, in the end, a dull, dull final.

didn’t a journo here write about federer having an easy draw?

ah well, lots of drama left in the top half, more so imo than the bottom.

who knows


Naresh Says:

Nalbandian has always been an ass kicker for the top guys.. it’s a pity that he’s been so injury prone.But I’m glad he’s back to his fighting ways.. when in form this guy is more than a match for Fed & Nadal!


contador Says:

i looked up roddick v nadal cuz i couldn’t remember roddick ever beating rafa.

andy has beaten him a few times over the years. and it matters, in this case, i think. each time of course, hard court. but there is hope anyway.

go roddick!


Voicemale1 Says:

Naresh is right – Nalbandian matches up well with just about anyone. He’s won 8 of his 18 meetings against Federer. If you can beat Federer 8 times you’re doing something right.


Naresh Says:

I think it was 2008 French Open first round where I saw Belluci for the first time against Nadal. The first set was killer with Belluci fighting toe to toe.He lost that 7-5 and then the match in straight sets,but I was really impressed with him.It’s good to see him coming up through the rankings.This might just be the tournament where he steps it up who knows.


margot Says:

conty: hi! this should be somewhere else but thought this best place find you. Re DC’s comments, which I thought were so interesting and your reflections, equally so. However, do not agree that Rafa is another Grim Reaper(GR now on.) No, I think he is GR’s right hand man, you know the bruiser who duffs up people ready for GR to finish them off. I’m thinking Murray US Open 2008 and Sodapop French Open 2009 here….
Dan/Sean: where are you? DC’s original comment could well be expanded into a blog, perhaps after Miami? Would provoke many comments, I’m sure


Ben Pronin Says:

What am I? Chopped liver?


xmike Says:

why havent the todays matches started yet? is it raining in miami)


Voicemale1 Says:

Xmike:

Yes, pouring rain in Miami now. Calling for thunderstorms throughout the day today.


sar Says:

Sean, Wozniacki had an MTO and said she was dizzy. They checked her pulse. Probably the heat and humidity. I think JJ can handle the heat OK. She won a very hot humid Cincy. But who knows?

Another article on Murray:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/mar/29/andy-murray-miami-masters-defeat


skeezerweezer Says:

Zeballos vs Birdy! C’mon Zeballos!


skeezerweezer Says:

Sar,

thanks for the link on Murray.

My favorite quote from him is:

“Mentally for the last few weeks I have been really poor. It’s unacceptable.”

I am no psyche major but IMO that is a good start from him:

a) HE knows what it is.
b) HE has accepted responsibility.
c) It’s not acceptable to him, he is pissed. That word is an absolute ( unacceptable ). By him saying that he is going to do something about it.

D) He’ll be back……IMO though he should be working on the Clay season now..


Andrew Miller Says:

4th round survivors should thank the twins Ferrer and Ferrero (Ferr and Ro, no longer Flo and VSco! [reference to Flopez and FVerdasco])

I would go so far to say the tournament’s QF should take part of their paychecks and hand it over to Ferrer/o.

The Spanish armada’s B+ team jointly took out Isner and Karlovic and made every other played sigh for relief.


skeezerweezer Says:

“Ben Pronin Says:

What am I? Chopped liver?”

I don’t know what you referring too, but you are not chopped liver too me….you’re a good guy :)

Now chopped GOAT? That is another story….inside joke….lol…j/k


contador Says:

what do you mean, margot? rafa not an equally damaging vilian as roger? hey JMDP had to go through both rafa and roger to get to the final and win the whole shabang…but he hasn’t done squat since. to win, it turns out is physically hazardous as to lose and lose heart mind and soul.

i gave my case in points on that other thread as to why rafa belongs right up there with roger. may i add, rafa causes more physical damage. he wears them down, makes everyone run for hours, his torture is slow and painful. at least roger get’s it over faster, well, he used to. wimbledon match v roddick comes to mind, speaking of miseable extended torture.

it’s worth investigating. i’d like to ask the question of davydenko, nalbandian, hewitt, roddick, wawa, and the entire lot. would be very interesting tto hear their opinions, don’t you think?

Ben Pronin, chopped liver? what? have you been slighted? and by whom?

skeezerweezer,
c’mon Z-Ball!!
oh, do i want HORACIO to catch berdych on a bad day!

but i find it’s a bad day all around. no live tennis. my dvr is recording the muzza v fish match, again. as if that wasn’t bad enough the first time. i don’t wish murray anything but getting his mojo back. nothing against mardy.

rain delay, hm,
and, wind even if the rain goes away, the wind is forecasted to gust.

bad for federer, wind. bad for federer, night matches too. my list of complaints gets longer and longer.

the schedule not looking good for today.


madmax Says:

Ben, you’re not chopped liver. you know we love you *blushing*.

conty,

you’re funny. where is your faith woman?. Yes, I agree, anything can happen. Look at novak and murray, but really. federer is so wise, so experienced, and trust me. wants to win this tourny – (yes, they all do), but having supported roger federer for so long now, we should know how he plays in the early rounds. He has got to be the most mentally tough guy out there right now, his game has come/is coming together.

Get the forehand sorted, and he is unbeatable. the backhand is working like clockwork right now.

am gonna have to stop choking on my red wine, when I read your posts, you surprise me with your fear? – you are very witty though!

I wonder with all this rain, where the players will practise? Presuming there are indoor courts nearby and they can still practise? What a pity that they can’t build a roof, for days such as these. Everything gets held back and I feel very disgruntled that I cannot watch roger play! :(

Am watching Agassi v Moya 2003 Miami final right now. It’s good, but it’s just not the same.

I must be the only female who doesnt like Chardy’s legs – they seem a bit elongated to me – not my type.

Conty, you are Margot can definitely fight for him, you can have the right leg and she can have the left!

Now, if we are talking about french accents – that would make my legs go gooey.


madmax Says:

contador, you need some wine – with me – i’ll calm you down – roger loves the wind, rain and the sun! he loves the earth, the wind and he has fire! he loves water and air! Federer will fight against all the elements – he is mentally tough!

I have half a bottle left.


contador Says:

in above post meant:
to win is just as physically damaging as it is mentally and emotionally to lose.

roger has suffered back issues late in the season and after that loss to nadal AO 09. sure the loss took it’s emotional toll but it was a physically gruelling final.

kinda like how roger bounced back though in 2009, not to gloat or anything. : )


madmax Says:

contador! The rain has stopped in Miami and skysports have just said the schedule has change, Roger is on FIRST now and Baggy will be on second!

C’moon Roger!


madmax Says:

I can watch the match and dont have to get up in the middle of the night now and be knackered at work the next day!

Yesssssssssss!

Let’s go! I really hope the forehand is firing properly tonight. Really cannot wait.


contador Says:

madam max! you misinterpret me.

i’m a “healthy skeptic” remember?

i need some proof, you know? he can’t be a step slow, not quite getting into position, missing those forehands, have 24 UE’s and win against berdych. maybe he could but he’s not going deep that way.

you saw more of the match than i did, i think, the one against lapentti. he serve was clutch, was it? when his first serve is on…his groundstrokes can suck and he’ll still win most, but not all.

i’m calm madmax. simply being realistic.

cheers


NELTA Says:

Is Kim Kardashian the newest Fed fan? She is at the match with her Mom.


contador Says:

NELTA-

are the matches on?


Ben Pronin Says:

Is it just me or are people on here really overestimating Berdych? Until he actually beats a top guy, he’s not a threat.

At least Serra is dictating play. Rather, he’s forcing the issue and really going for his shots. I doubt it’ll be enough but I’m loving watching Federer play. I can honestly say he looks really relaxed and he’s just enjoying himself out there, having a good time playing some tennis.


Ben Pronin Says:

Oh boy, I hope this isn’t another Benneteau match.


NELTA Says:

Yes Contador. They just showed Rafa in the stands too watching the match with a friend.


NELTA Says:

I’m just not feeling it with Fed right now. He looks tight in his matches, like he is afraid to go for his shots. He was serving for the set and couldn’t close it out. Then he had 2 set points on Serra’s serve and just pushed the ball.


Ben Pronin Says:

Yeah that’s how he played against Benneteau. Weird.


Ben Pronin Says:

He steps up when it’s tied or down, but misses more when he’s leading.


madmax Says:

conty. it’s all fine. dont worry. i feel sick when we see tie breaks. i felt sick when rafa was playing against nalby yesterday – i dont know why.

Fed has never played serra before. I just see serra’s face, pumped up, nothing to lose. federer needs to stay calm. he is still working out his game. This is what happens with players who arent as good, hell, they can play the match of their life and win, then go out in the next round.

C’moon fed!

stay calm madmaxi! okay, I will.

Now, I am talking to myself!

Federer! Close it out! This is excruciating, so early on! Why didnt he close out the first set? What’s going on?!!!!


madmax Says:

okay, calm. I just have to go out of the room.

Ben, you have been watching federer for years. what is going on in his mind – he should close out the set! (earlier!).


contador Says:

yeah NELTA i know what you mean.

i don’t like the wind, either. at work now and have the live stream.

federer says: he should never be in a tie breaker. post baghdatis match interview, IW.

holy….did you see that cross court

yes! he gets the first set. Federer, that was too close, NELTA


Ben Pronin Says:

Even though it was 7-2, that wasn’t really a clean tie-breaker from either player. Both seemed nervous but Serra was understandably more nervous than the former 2-time champ.


NELTA Says:

Fed came up with a few good shots at the end of the tiebreak.

Gimmelstob just said Federer is “the greatest player to ever play the game” Uh oh. Did I just start another GOAT debate?


madmax Says:

now c’moon federer! I went out of the room – phew!

I have got to say. How fabulously handsome does federer look in orange, ladies? (and Ben of course!).


madmax Says:

NELTA,

there is no debate. Federer IS!


madmax Says:

Ben,

could you answer my question above? Why is it that fed gets gooey when he has set points/match points when he should just fly?

High quality match so far –

C’moon federer!


contador Says:

so kim kardashian is there and rafa too….that’s funny. rafa is such a fed fan!

love roger’s orange shirt, too.

uh boy, let’s get this done FED! or….this guy serra might have been given a pep talk by benny…yep


Ben Pronin Says:

Well, someone on Tennis (I think Tignor) wrote a really good article after Fed’s win over Hanescu back in IW. He talked about how when you watch Federer live, you can see the nerves that aren’t visible through the TV. He said, even the top players get nervous against anyone because a match is never routine no matter what’s happening. Basically, like I always say, in tennis, anyone can beat anyone on any given day. Someone like Federer, who’s been playing for over 20 years, is always aware of this before during and after any match. Serra really went for his shots down 3-5, and Federer got tight when he had set points. Why? Because no one knows what’s going to happen next. This match is far from over, but at the same time it could be 30 minutes from finishing. I hope Federer wins and gets his game together, but these two Masters seem to bring out a lot of nerves in Federer, for some reason. Perhaps those consecutive losses to Canas still haunt him, talk about huge upsets.


NELTA Says:

Papa Nadal is also in the house watching Fed play


madmax Says:

yes NELTA, fed’s wife, rafa, rafa’s daddy all watching! It’s lovely, like one big fed fan club! Oh yeahhhhhh!!!!!

taking notes, checking fed out in his orange shirt! I bet rafa wants to sing oranges and lemons!

C’moon federer.

I love listening to Leif Sharras, he talks about federer’s shots as “massaging them deep”.

Such eloquence and what a treat to hear him. I only ever get to hear him in masters events and I think he has a lot of humour and integrity in his voice.

Ben,

Fed’s been playing “professional” tennis since 1998, that’s almost 12 years in my book – overall, he has been playing since he was 6 years old, (but not on ATP tour!) :))))))


contador Says:

c’mon fed take this break point

he does!

now hold

i don’t remember consecutive losses to canas…

c’mon fed. get all demons outta your mind, baby!

hold, hold


madmax Says:

OH MY GODDDDDDDDDD

DID YOU SEE THAT SHOT??????!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH MY GODDDDDDDDD


contador Says:

looool…..comentators

“jaw dropping drop shots from federer!”


madmax Says:

Ben Pronin,

he hit the ball right in the corner! Tell me this guy is unreal, tell me this guy is from another planet.

Magical play!!!!!!

Federer is THE GREATEST, his moves, his balance. He is ridiculous!!!!!


NELTA Says:

Wozniacki is in the house too. They just showed her smile after Fed hit an amazing forehand. He’s starting to loosed up a little now that things are in hand.


madmax Says:

c’moon federer!!!!!!!!


madmax Says:

just gone to break and they are playing the federer ROLEX advert! He’s like James Bond! *swoon*.

Sorry everyone, but I just love him. I just love him.


madmax Says:

contador and NELTA, it’s just YOU GUYS AND ME.

Where is everyone right now?

C’moon federer! Loosening up now and picked up his level, just needs to close it out! So C’moon!!!!


madmax Says:

hold steady feddy, c’moon.

the ball is flying in the wind right now.

bit of a lapse. let’s have NO MORE fed. get the serve back on


madmax Says:

This is a good match, still competitive!


contador Says:

a big fed fan party in miami, is it?

i just hope he gets this match done. the match is far from over.

we’ve seen federer blow some huge leads.

he can’t get too cute or lose focus…


Ben Pronin Says:

Like I said, over 20 years. Obviously Federer is the best, he’s number 1 in the world.


madmax Says:

c’moon federer!

Conty, I’d wondered where you’d gone!

Ben,

Federer. Ahhhhhhhh!

Did you see THAT shot Ben?!!!!!!

C’moon federer!

Ben,

have you been around long enough to give an opinion on whether Borg could have out run federer or nadal on some of the shots today?

Borg said tennis was “a thousand little sprints”, that’s what sherras just said.


madmax Says:

Federer – one break!

Ugh!

C’moon, in straights Fed!

Let’s go!

Got to hold serve now. Yes. Fed. C’moon!


contador Says:

just trying to decide who will win this match, madmax.

serra could break back here…he playing with the attitude of “i can win, I have nothing to lose, this is my chance.”

the benny attitude.

and trying to understand how Ben gets 20 years-fed the best.

the best since he was 8?


madmax Says:

hey contador!

The best since he was an embryo!


madmax Says:

c’moon federer!

5:3,

break serra’s serve!

C’moon!!!!!


madmax Says:

heart beating like a drum.

bang. bang. bang.

c’moon!


tenisbebe Says:

Well, guess I can’t watch Wawa/Youzhny or Fish/Lopez due to the rain delays. Crap. Nothing on the streams..


Ben Pronin Says:

Madmax, how old do you think I am?


contador Says:

hahahhaaaa
you are the best fedfan madamx.

i am nervous , now.

not too impressed w/ how fed has played so far and not entirely confident fed can serve this out.


madmax Says:

great defence from federer!

Now do it!!!

Balance on defence is brilliant.

keep the head and the focus.


tenisbebe Says:

Double fault!


contador Says:

serra has been brilliant at returning fed’s serve.

this is going the distance…arrrrgh


madmax Says:

ben,

this is what happens.

I dont get it.

Federer is the world number one for hell sake!

No breaks, no escape now.

This is gonna be a breaker. I’m out the room.


NELTA Says:

Serra is swinging for the fences. He hit 2 big forehand winners. Fed also double faulted. Back on serve in the 2nd set.


contador Says:

serra will take this set 7-5, if this keeps up.


Ben Pronin Says:

See, Federer buckles down at every moment except for when he’s leading.


Ben Pronin Says:

I can’t help but laugh when Federer mishits balls like that.

7-5 Serra? No way. I can’t see Federer losing this set.


contador Says:

federer shankasaurus forehand takes us to deuce

now add serra.

and 6-5

oh no.


Ben Pronin Says:

I’ve noticed Federer has been going for unorthodox shots throughout the match. Talk about screwing around. Serra is all business.


tenisbebe Says:

Never say “never”…..or in your case Ben “no way”


contador Says:

crap. this is a benny match. glory to serra


madmax Says:

Ben,

sick.

I wonder what goes through his mind at these crunch moments. It’s like he’s been there, done that. and yet he trains, re-evaluates his game, keeps getting up in the morning to play the game he loves.

If he loves it so much, then WIN! and then he can love it some more!

C’moon Federer!

This is it!!!!!!

Ben, if this goes to a third. I have to go to bed. This suspense can be excruciating sometimes.


tenisbebe Says:

OK – now we see the TB b/w Stanz & Miki


madmax Says:

I want to see 40: love all on serve. The 3 point serve that he uses when he is under pressure.
All the way.

C’moon fed – all the way! god damn it!


contador Says:

we’ll fed deserves to go out if he’s gonna screw around


contador Says:

maybe one swiss guy will win today


Polo Says:

I am berating Federer on TV right now. He deserves to lose this match.


Ben Pronin Says:

LMAO. This is becoming a circus. What the hell is with Federer getting tight against Serra? Did Serra threaten to beat Fed up if he lost?


contador Says:

indeed, Polo.


madmax Says:

It’s bloody shoddy to get so lax in a game that he should win in straights against who? who? who? I ask you?

what is he thinking?

Right. Okay. game on. Again, but he should have tied this up much earlier. and here we go again.

I dont believe this.


Ben Pronin Says:

Federer does not deserve to lose. Chillax, guys, it’s just Serra.


tenisbebe Says:

Roger looks too tentative…


Polo Says:

These commentators should stop heaping all those praises on Federer right now. He is playing very poorly and does not deserve them. Give Serra some credit!


contador Says:

i am one unhappy fed fan at this point.

another tie breaker…..uh boy


madmax Says:

yes, what a shot, BUT he shouldnt EVER get into a tie break situation. It should be bagel all the way fed!

c’moon!


madmax Says:

now wrappppp ittttt upppppp!


madmax Says:

contador i know. but this is federer these days. I hope he re-evaluates his game big time after this. he needs to sort himself out.


madmax Says:

may be it’s just he doesnt know this player. I dont know. It’s not as if this is rafa. Hats off to Sera, yes, but federer, my goodness, pull your tennis socks up!


tenisbebe Says:

These conmentators are so predictable – they droll all over the top player (in this case Fed) and pretend there is no one on the other side of the net & then when things get tight they finally start talking about them. Did the same thing last week in all Lubie’s matches. Sheesh!


tenisbebe Says:

All is well with the world…


madmax Says:

Thank God!

I’m sorry guys. But I did NOT enjoy watching this match.


Polo Says:

I am a Federer fan but that was a very embarrassing win. I don’t feel happy.


tenisbebe Says:

Too much hand wringing. Stanz & Youzhny split sets – nw if only we could watch the 3rd….


madmax Says:

tenisbebe Says:
These conmentators are so predictable – they droll all over the top player (in this case Fed)

tenisbebe hi. That’s strange, because the commentators here were not saying such things. Gave Serra a lot of praise and really saying that Federer was missing shots that he shouldnt.


NELTA Says:

Fed is definitely not in the zone right now. His next match will be difficult. This was good preparation for Berdych if he ends up beating Zaballos. Serra was hitting a lot of hard flat balls similar to Berdych.


contador Says:

that sucked.

C’mon FEDERER!

you won’t beat the bird that way.

was not a chillax performance, Pronin and madmax…..i know this is the new federer. i preferred the way he used to win.

apologies, fedfans, serra fans


tenisbebe Says:

MM – lucky for you, you get to listen to more fairly balanced commentary. Sounds like Polo & I got stuck with the Slob…


madmax Says:

do you know what federer fans – when all is done, Federer did play some casually brilliant shots – he did, but well, sometimes, I think I have just been spoilt.

Federer is here now, so beautiful in orange.


Polo Says:

I need a drink. But definitely not Champagne.


contador Says:

ahhh, the stage changes to cilic and baghdatis.

no expectations here….chillax is now.

great matches going on.


skeezerweezer Says:

Will be interesting to hear what Fed has to say in the post match interview…..


Polo Says:

I give Federer more points for his interview than for his game.


madmax Says:

He’s just been asked the question “What do you do when players come on the court and go for broke”.

Fed said he couldnt get his first serves in and he was scrambling a bit, said it was a tough match and that he needs to step it up for the next round.

Also he said that a Masters tournament is still important to him, and that he has to pace himself more and he is “surprised” that people keep saying that he is only interested in the grand slams – and he has said they are WRONG!

From the horses mouth people! Federer is here to WIN! He says its a big opportunity for him to win points, so he wants to be fit for clay and he has put the record straight.

I love Roger, Ben. I just love him!


tenisbebe Says:

C’mon Baggy! You’re my man in this match.


contador Says:

NELTA-

good point about the hard flat balls and berdych…..lol..

sorry. seriously tru though.

fish seems to be up on feli.

yep. mardy is through.


skeezerweezer Says:

“madmax Says:

Also he said that a Masters tournament is still important to him, and that he has to pace himself more and he is “surprised” that people keep saying that he is only interested in the grand slams – and he has said they are WRONG!…..”

Thanks Madmax, now I can finally stop debating with people on that topic…..:)


madmax Says:

Champagne for me.

Federer is amazing.

Federer’s balance has been described as “exquisite”. Just watched some of the highlights and my goodness, it’s so great to watch when you know that fed has won! *clink* *clink*.

Cheers Contador and Co.


skeezerweezer Says:

“Polo Says:

I give Federer more points for his interview than for his game.”

Skeezer replies: “Classic!” :)lol!

Hope he steps it up next round, if he is expecting to go deep….


andrea Says:

poor guy. fed has to defend against words that he’s not even saying! sometimes the press really have to stop stirring up stories.

cos you know that if fed had been winning lots of masters titles, the press would have never questioned their importance to him. they just assumed that GS’s are all he cares about.

funny how that works.

regardless, the end of that match was messy. step it up rog. still don’t think berdych can put you away but don’t give him any hope…


madmax Says:

Skeezer! the juan martine of the tennis forum! How are you?

Yes, always great to hear what roger has to say from the horses mouth rather than after print, which can be misconstrued and misinterpreted no end, but he made it very clear that he wants to win, that it will help him in the points “war”, that he has the opportunity with novak and murray out, to move further and secure a further route to the final – that he still finds masters just as important, but that he likes to pick and choose now, so that he can get enough rest prior to the slams, so he admitted that he takes longer “vacations” but that it is all part of his overall schedule.

So anyone that thinks that masters no longer matter to him are 100% wrong. He went on to say that the format of course is different, and sometimes (like in IW), three setters just dont go his way, but that now he can “quickly move on” to the next masters tournament, which is why he feels so much more relaxed.

He is happy. I am happy.

Skeeze,

great to talk to you tonight. need to check out now. Shamoonnnn! (it’s not the same, unless you do it!). teehee!


Cbeast Says:

Well if you ask me this seems like typical Federer in early stages of the tournament.Trust me hes just experimenting-just like at the majors.He will start playing better and better as he goes further into the tournament.We will only see the reall fed in the semis and final(just like at the australian open).
But i agree I was a bit pissed.


contador Says:

hahahaaa

madmax.

i wouldn’t call that federer performance “exquisite!”

you make me smile though.

i am livestreaming so i have the european comentators.

they were not slathering superlatives all over… like gimmelstob and crew. they used sensible equanimity, praising serra, as well.

berdych has matchpoint


contador Says:

sweat dreams madmax.

*peace out*


skeezerweezer Says:

Madmax,

Cheers! Have a great night!


tenisbebe Says:

Oh my. Bartoli beats Kuzy 3 and bagel. What the hell is going on with Kuzy?


sar Says:

I guess Serra was sick and tired of being a tomato can type player.
I’m for Youzh and Baggy today.


NELTA Says:

“slathering superlative” LOL Contador. Gimmelstob is a little over the top. He did make good calls at the start of each tiebreak and sure enough Fed made a couple good shots and Serra came back down to earth with some errors.


sar Says:

I don’t want Bartoli to win!


Fot Says:

I’m laughing at all of your comments! Guys – Roger still won the match (in straight sets!). As he said in his tv interview (I haven’t lost a set yet). He said he know he needs to step it up but the wind was tricky out there and Serra is a steaky player. Also, I think Justin said that Serra loves pace, so Roger was trying to take some pace off his shots. (Unfortunately it wasn’t working today!) lol! But he did have some pretty good shots today. I do agree, however, that he eneds to stept it up in his next match. Berdych will be ready so Roger has to be ready.

I’m just glad he won so I can see him again.

Now I have a question. I’m watching the Hantuchova/Venus match and I know at one point Hantuchova was having problems with her weight and she did put on some weight, but looking at her now – it looks like she has gone backwards! She looks like a bean pole! And they say television puts 10 pounds on you! If that’s the case, the wind that’s blowing today might blow her over!!!


skeezerweezer Says:

Hi Contador,

Is Kimmi around? She is usually trading posts with you up here during the matches??

Ok, one question to help increase my lingo:

What is “chillax”, cool word but have no idea……:):)

CILIC up a break in the 1rst set…..


Fot Says:

Someone said Kuzzy had shoulder problems. Had the trainer on court several times during the match.


contador Says:

well sar, cilic is up 5-3 in the first set and playing marcos well.

now this is a fun match to watch. although i am slacking my job.

stan and youz are duking it out in the decider.


tenisbebe Says:

Sar – yes that would be brutal if she won the tournament (for me). She seemed like a very nice girl when I spoke with her last summer but her strokes are difficult to watch.


Fot Says:

Did you guys see all the other players out there watching Roger’s match?

One player through….now come on Venus and Stan!


skeezerweezer Says:

sar,

Both your guys (Youz and Baggy) are in a battle today…


sar Says:

If Venus loses,it’s wide open yikes! All the tough players are in the bottom half.


sar Says:

I know Skeez but they are only my picks for today. Alas, my guy lost a couple of days ago.


contador Says:

skeezerweezer-

hello, yourself!

chillax = chill and relax, buddy. like in those tie breakers i was not chillax or chillaxing at all.

now completely chillax watching baggy and a chillax cilic. he was in the first set, that is. won it in style, 6-3. marvellous backhand and movement for a giant guy.

but baggy is far from done.


madmax Says:

skeeze –

chillax

It’s a mixture of two words:

CHILL OUT

and

RE LAX

so,

the lingo now (if you wanna get “down with the kids” is

CHILLAX!

Great word, now in the “unofficial OED lingo book”

Right,

I really am off to bed now!

Just watched Cilic take the first set off baggy.

Great match so far.

It’s a busy match!

Enjoy friends!


skeezerweezer Says:

Contador,

“now completely chillax watching baggy and a chillax cilic…”

LOL! Got it. “Chillax”

In fact, I think I will continue to watch and “Chillax with a Beer in hand!

On another note…

Venus down 0-4 in the 1rst…yikes!


Polo Says:

Goodbye for now guys. That Federer-Serra match was taxing to watch that I just have to CHILLAX now.


tenisbebe Says:

Fot – thanks for the Kuzy update. Didn’t know about the shoulder.


skeezerweezer Says:

Madmax,

Some how I knew you weren’t gone for the night yet! Great “comeback” to further educate the Skeez! Thanks! :)


Ben Pronin Says:

You guys went way too bonkers over this Federer match. I told you Federer wouldn’t drop the second set. All is right now. Sucks I can’t watch the Baghy-Cilic match, two of my most promising favorites.


contador Says:

skeezer-

i think Kimmi might be doing what i am avoiding at the moment. working.

but, i knda planned for this monday. tomorrow i will pay.

what is happening in the wawa – youz match? i

break point for cilic…and he got it. now hold, marin!


jane Says:

What happened in Fed’s match; just got home and saw it was a close one. Was Serra in the zone or what?

sar, I too would like to see Youz pull through, but looking really tight a.t.m. As for Baggy & Cilic, I like both so don’t have a fave in that match. It’s looking like Marin will prevail.

And Venus down 1-5 to Daniela – whoa! How old is Venus, does anyone know offhand? Is she 30 yet? 28? Can’t remember but I think that’s in the ballpark.


tenisbebe Says:

Ben – you can stream the Baggy-Cilic match at http://www.atdhe.net. (If you are not at your “day” job :-)

Has anyone noticed how relatively recently they have (some) female umpires for the men’s matches (Youzhny/Stanz) & vice-versa for the womens matches? I like it!


Eric Says:

As the resident kid, it is my solemn duty to inform you old fogies that are you using “chillax” far too much. Also, it can’t be used as an adjective, only a verb…

As for the tennis I am glad that Federer got through and I hope Wawrinka gets the win too because he was quite close earlier. My man Cilic is looking mighty fine…


jane Says:

Fish and T-Berd through, I see – nice that Mardy could build on his win over Murray. Also see that Nesty and Z. are out. Bummer.


Fot Says:

Did someone step on Hantuchova’s shirt and tear the bottom of it off? That’s the shortest piece of clothe I’ve seen!


skeezerweezer Says:

Jane,

You’ve missed out on a lot of good stuff up here. Glad to see you’re back.

You know what “CHILLAX” means?

Venus, born June 17, 1980


contador Says:

Ben-

these are two of my faves as well, baggy and cilic. even tho baggy bagged fed. he’s fun to watch.

marin has been destroying the marcos 2nd serve. i like how cilic plays agressive.

wow….and more wow….a photo shot of goran

stu, where are you?


skeezerweezer Says:

Contador,

Youz/wawa 4 all in the third…..


tenisbebe Says:

Jane – Daniela just won the 1st set. Serra pulled out the stops but couldn’t do it point in point out. I like Youzhny alot & am enjoying how their styles match up, tight 3rd set. Just the way I like ‘em.


jane Says:

Hey Skeeze – chill + relax = chillax. You should have a look at the website known as the “urban dictionary”. Lots of fun stuff there.

Thanks for the info on Venus!


skeezerweezer Says:

Jane,

Just testin your knowledge, lol! I got “schooled” earlier in these posts if you look back, ha!

Cilic up a break 4-3 in the 2nd, 1rst in the “Bag-ette”


contador Says:

you are right, eric, i agree….chillax is not and adjective and it is over used.

meanwhile, cilic just went up a break on marcos.

completely cheering for marin now.

o-oh. the f-word from baggy.


contador Says:

thanks skeezer-

i have the livescore but streaming the cilic match. bagdaddy is going down without a fight.

it appeared the last wawa-youz game was locked at deuce forever.


tenisbebe Says:

OK – I have a problem with Venus’ costume: she looks like she should be working in a western saloon with a piano player as her side kick. Got to go man…


Fot Says:

tenisbebe – you’re right – Venus’ dress looks like a western salone worker’s french-corset type dress. But, I’ve never seen someone’s skirt shorter than the shorts they have on either – with Hantuchova!


contador Says:

hahaha tennisbebe. i’ll take your word for it, since i dont’s have a stram on that one

matchpoint cilic.


jane Says:

tenisbebe “she looks like she should be working in a western saloon” – LOL, I like the red colour on Venus though.

Yep – good win for Cilic; does he play Fed next of whom?

Come on to Youz – serve it out and salute!

Skeeve – still have to go through the thread and read where you got “schooled” ha ha!


skeezerweezer Says:

Cilic in 2 over Baggy, Youz over Waw 7-5 in the third…


tenisbebe Says:

Fot – Daniela always seems to wear the shortest bottoms on tour (usually shorts, think these are skorts) and can get away with it because she has such skinny legs.

Woo hoo – Youzhny wins!


contador Says:

baghdatis is out. which is sad.

but marin plays with such class and style. convinced he has the lightest, easiest, natural footwork of all the tall guys.

love cilic.


skeezerweezer Says:

Jane,

Just do a “Edit” then “Find” in your browser and type in “Chillax”…..you’ll see…lol


tenisbebe Says:

contador – I think Venus wears all her own stuff under her Eleven label. I usually like her taste but this one is a little off the charts, LOL.


Kimmi Says:

Hello guys:

CHILLAX! I love it

Had to keep my day job, didn’t watch federer

however, no chillax for me though..Oh boy, oh boy..that live score on federer match was giving me a heart attack. What the hell happen to the master? was not good on sunday and today too, and berdych awaits..”oh boy again”

What, I don’t believe Cilic beat Baggy so eaaaaasy..way to go Cilic. After that bad loss in IW he is BAAAACK!


contador Says:

hey Kimmi!

that federer match sucked, trust me. don’t believe anyone esle!

but marin, oh marin was on today. showed his pedigree. a photogenic goran looking on. loved it.

always sorry when baggy loses but marin was in command.


Fot Says:

Now that’s my Vee! More like it.

Kimmmi…if you want to watch the Federer match, watched the beginning set through when Roger was up something like 5-2…then skip to the tiebreak; In the 2nd set…watch it through where Roger was up 5-3…then skip to the tiebreak! lol!


Kimmi Says:

federer match sucked! yes, it sucked from the livescore but then we should give credit to monsieur Serra..these french guys are shot maker, said federer that on saturday.

very glad he sees another day in miami.

marin, I fell in love with Marin at the AO..very nice, slow talker..but why does he have to play federer…if federer gets there *sigh*


Kimmi Says:

Fot..I will remember that but I think it will be better for me to watch a little bit of monsieur Serra shotmaking or was it federer errors? *Oh boy again*


Fot Says:

Kimmi – a little of both. In the end when the set was almost over, Serra just started going for broke, but Roger helped a little – well, a lot with the errors too! lol!


contador Says:

tennisbebe-

i switched streams before mr. dimples takes the court.

it’s pitiful, that dress is hideous. hantuchova’s hot pants are hot. she has the legs for them!

soda pop pop! popping PP. but PP is no slouch


Kimmi Says:

that for that Fot, I hope he wakes up on his next match! GOOO FEDDY!


Kimmi Says:

I meant ..Thanks for that Fot!


tenisbebe Says:

Contador – she looks like Miss Kitty from Gunsmoke in that outfit…. Daniela has “hot legs” in her skort.


Kimmi Says:

wow..soderling is really popping! Looks like it is a bread stick!


Kimmi Says:

Go stosur, JJ beat her in IW..revenge on the way?


contador Says:

ahhahahahhaaaaa “skort” that’s what those are. i had a golf skort- late 90′s but not that sort of skort. hers appears way short.
miss kitty from gunsmoke? have to google that one. but years ago i went to knots berry farm in so-cal with my family and have one of those photos where your head is on a cardboard character. my brother is playing a piano and and i’m in a dress like the one venus is wearing… embarrassing, lol..*snort*

i hope the “skort” wins. cahill is her coach? wow, lucky daniela.

meanwhile, PP might make a match this second set? no, he smashes a racquet and soda pops up a break already.

venus will win.


skeezerweezer Says:

Soda Pop looking good…apparently I am missing the Fashion by the ladies….any link? Tx


NELTA Says:

QUOTE FROM DANIELA A FEW WEEKS AGO – “I pretty much spent all day at the courts today. It was mostly a training day. I practiced twice, did my gym workout… I don’t usually watch any matches unless it’s Roger or Rafa playing. There’s always lots to learn from watching them! For sure I’ll be watching some of their matches these two weeks…”


contador Says:

i am streaming ATDHE.NET skeezer….you gotta see them… and report back.

soda getting a bit sloppy. PP has another break chance …somebody swore…had to be PP. soda only yokes


NELTA Says:

My draw challenge isn’t going so well. I got obliterated in the bottom half with all the Americans going down early. I only have Tsonga, Roddick and Rafa left.

Top half is pretty good. I picked Youzhny over Warenka so that was good. I also picked Melzer over Verdasco and Monaco over Gonzalez. The latter pick is a bit of a stretch, but if it pans out I should get a nice boost in the rankings.


contador Says:

NELTA- she has good taste. cahill, roger, rafa, the skort…

but can she win? stosur is cruising


NELTA Says:

“The skort” ha ha… Cebulkova had one of those on the other day. Well it was actually one piece with the top. Daniela sometimes loses it in tight matches. I think Venus will pull this one out.


NELTA Says:

Looks like Fernando caught the djokovitis bug. 7 double faults


Kimmi Says:

this venus match is back and forth a la federer’s. Serving for the match now..I bet she will be broken..ha!


NELTA Says:

Fernando is living dangerously. 5 break points saved in the 2nd set.


Kimmi Says:

Hot sauce ..oh dear! does not look good!

Venus wins and soda..poooops. yay!


contador Says:

you picked monaco over gonzo? shocking : )

could happen. i think it will be a fun match. hope to be watching.

robin is about to serve for match. he’s been using the towel to blow his nose on changeovers. no towel over the head this match.

robin soderling does the job in just over an hour. very happy with the soda.

PP can smash a racquet absolutely into half is what i learned.

NELTA, i think verdasco is on the comeback, maybe. it’s really windy out there. has to be tough serving.


skeezerweezer Says:

contador,

Sorry, Dang….got pulled away for work….:( missed it!


skeezerweezer Says:

Pop wins? Coooooool :)


contador Says:

miss kitty wins! hahahhaa…tennisbebe

JJ has cuaght up to stosur in the 2nd set.


NELTA Says:

I figured Gonzo will be a little rusty and Monaco has played a lot of tough matches recently. He beat Ferrero at IW who has been playing well then lost to the eventual champion, Ivan Ljubicic in 3 sets. Only a small percentage of people picked him in the draw challenge so it will be a good bang for the buck if he can pull off the upset.


Kimmi Says:

did I hear verdasco in the comeback..come-on hotty..get this one done!


Kimmi Says:

Melzer is a tough customer, he is really picked up his game this year, his service game are quick…verdy, you gonna have to get in there… where is that forehand!?


tenisbebe Says:

Contador – Yes, Venus won…which we’ll have to endure seeing that costume for at least one more round. Wish I could see JJ/Stosur match – no stream. sigh…


Kimmi Says:

tie break..c’mmon verdy


tenisbebe Says:

Kimmi – Verdasco has 40 UE compared to 15 for Meltzer. That is just horrible, even if you take into account the win and that he’s playing another lefty, which he seems unable to adjust to. His serve has also gone away too. But it’s a TB and anything can happen….If it goes to a third, who knows but Meltzer has clearly been the better player thus far.


tenisbebe Says:

Sorry “take into account the wind”


Kimmi Says:

I know tenisbebe, he struggles a lot everyday..i read he has a “back” problem..ok this is an excuse.

Goo verdy..its now no never!


contador Says:

i only have livescore for the JJ and stosur match. looks like their headed for a tie breaker, maybe…

streaming melzer/ verdasco. glued to match IN the tie break. this is crucial for Kimmi’s pick

too many UE’s, Kimmi. i mean tobasco is known for many UE’s, even when he wins but…those powerful first serves must go in. Melzer can’t toss the ball…too windy


NELTA Says:

Darnit! Melzer is choking on the hot sauce. All those break chances in the 2nd set are weighing on him mentally.


tenisbebe Says:

He did it! Third set. Did he just ask for the trainer?


Kimmi Says:

oh lordy..too tentative on that setpoint.

Big serve here..yes he did it..we’re going to the decider.

Clijsters Vs Azarenka should be good!


contador Says:

i am so in trouble. can’t quit the tennis today which means no, nada, zilch tennis tomorrow, people.

now we have hot sauce all over 2 courts! a decider for verasco also monaco and gonzo on the court!

tennis pig heaven!


Kimmi Says:

stosur needs to take this tie breaker or else.

Azarenka scream is annoying!


Kimmi Says:

c’moon stosur

7-7 all in this tie breaker!


tenisbebe Says:

Kimmi – never have heard anything about a “back” problem. Hmmm, as a result of his active lovelife? No seriously, if that is true it’s a real shame – his crosscourt FH can be one of the most explosive shots in tennis.

I see some broken racquets in Gonzo’s near future.


Kimmi Says:

lol tenisbebe..its true, he has a back problem, it has been troubling him the whole year. Before IW he spent sometime in LA to do some tests..I don’t know what the results are..but he has been taking it easy.

You see, I am fan…I hope he can fight thru this match

YEAH STOSUR..great Revenge!


contador Says:

LOL- NELTA

it’s a tortuously slow decider….no way of knowing who will choke whom. my stream switched to gonzo-monaco

maybe they’ll get the other match going..

yeah, your pick monaco looks the best in the wind…up 2-0

but i think melzer is choking…can’t be helped


contador Says:

stosur made it! yay!

melzer definitely choking. 3-zip tobasco


tenisbebe Says:

Kimmi Says: “I am fan” Is that like “I am woman”? Just kidding…


NELTA Says:

Me too! Gonzo match is on now. Stick a fork in Melzer. He’s done. I need Monaco to win. Things look good so far, but they looked good for Melzer to and…


Kimmi Says:

hahahahah..tenisbebe, noway..its not the same. I am a woman yes but most importantly a fan.


contador Says:

i am not a fan of screamers and grunters in general.

some grunting and screaming is tolerable. gonzo is okay.

it matters, when picking a favorite. just saying.

i think the question is not whether tobasco will win but will have a bagel or a breadstick. he’s is done.


Kimmi Says:

ha melzer is frozen!


contador Says:

meant-
will melzer have a bagel or breadstick….

oh kimmi knows what i mean when i don’t type in complete sentences and leave out stuff, like names


tenisbebe Says:

Cannot see the Meltzer/Verdasco match anymore. Think they will televise Clijster/Azie in one hour (taped) cuz not on stream.


Kimmi Says:

I got you conty, but yeah..it difficult to type and whatch, isn’t it?

I am now watching the screamer (azarenka) v Clijsters. Yeah Kim all the way..go go go!


NELTA Says:

This will be a big win if Monaco can pull it off. He has never beaten Gonzalez and most of their matches have been on Monaco’s favorite surface, clay.


NELTA Says:

Very disappointed in Melzer. 5 break chances in the 2nd set and Verdasco didn’t have a single break opportunity, but Melzer still couldn’t seal the deal.


Kimmi Says:

azarenka broken again..smashes the ball to the stands..boooooed from the crowd. Looks like more clijsters fans here..


NELTA Says:

Oh man. Monaco let a defensive lob bounce and then totally whiffed on the overhead. The ball landed on his back after the miss. Gonzo at triple break point to even things up at 5-5.


tenisbebe Says:

Wow the stats for the 1st set are overwhelmingly in Victoria’s favor (except for total pts won) & she still lost the first.


tenisbebe Says:

This Gonzo/Monaco match is a humdinger so far. Good stuff


skeezerweezer Says:

“tenisbebe Says:

Kimmi – never have heard anything about a “back” problem. Hmmm, as a result of his active lovelife?”

Ok, Ladies, I have to chime in here. Being a guy that got his Tennis Pro career cut short because of back problems, let me tell you, love life has nothing to do with it, :).
Even if there is a serious back problems, where there is a will, there IS a way….there are many ways to get the love life happening. In tennis, they see a weakness, they jump on it!( in a different way…wait a sec…..I am diggin myself a deeper ditch….Awwwww..nevermind! )
:)

Nuff said,

I’m out….


sar Says:

Serena out of Marbella.


contador Says:

oh wow. i went for some dinner and apparently missed return of gonzo. tie break time.

monaco’s gonna win, NELTA

this is the only match i can get a t m


sar Says:

Why do they have Fish/Youzh on Grandstand and Tsonga/Ferrero on Main court tomorrow? Fish is an American.


Kimmi Says:

Skeezer- kind of a sad story there..but I am with you…though lovelife also can bring back problems sometimes, ha :)

Really, so you were professional tennis player? What ranking did you go up to?


tenisbebe Says:

skeezer – Sounds like you are saying, given his (& your) troubles, he should be the one on his back :-)

“Back” to tennis, Gonzo/Juan: that first set was super fun! Victoria is imploding. Here’s hoping Kimmie feeds her a bagel to quiet that screeching.


Andrew Miller Says:

I am still upset about the deterioration of Noway IDontwanttowinovich’s serve and approach to matches. Hopefully he gets it together this year.


Kimmi Says:

YEAH clijsters saved the BAGEL to Azarenka! wowowowo


tenisbebe Says:

contador Says: “monaco’s gonna win, NELTA” Dude, you are jumping the gun. The first set was very close, highly competitive, good stuff – this is far from over. I’m hoping for another set just as good & that Monaco prevails in the end.


NELTA Says:

Good question Sar, but 11:00AM Tuesday on the main court isn’t exactly prime time. There will be a lot of empty seats. The big boys are scheduled for the afternoon and night matches.


NELTA Says:

Good point tenisbebe. Melzer choked on the hot sauce and Monaco might choke on the Chile.


Kimmi Says:

Oh boy, federer 9pm, that is kind of late..


Polo Says:

Glad that another noisy lady is now out of the tournament. Can’t stand women’s tennis because of all the screaming.


tenisbebe Says:

sar – Tsonga is the #10 player in the world, Ferrero #14. Fish is #101 in the world – there is no way they should usurp them & put Fish on Stadium Court.


NELTA Says:

Kinda sucks. The winner has to get back out there tomorrow afternoon vs Soderling. Also, Verdasco just started doubles and he has to play Cilic tomorrow afternoon.


skeezerweezer Says:

“Kimmi,

Really, so you were professional tennis player? What ranking did you go up to?”

Sorry I cannot go further :),

Why do think I am Skeezerweezer?

Although, I was ranked as high as #12001 in Tuvalu in ’99


skeezerweezer Says:

“Andrew Miller says:

Noway IDontwanttowinovich’s …….”

Classic :)


skeezerweezer Says:

tenisbebe,

EXCACTLY :)

And now “BACK” to Tennis….

niceeeeee!


Kimmi Says:

Its OK, skeezer, the moment I asked I realised it was a personal question.

Tuvalu..hahaha got to check that out!


skeezerweezer Says:

Kimmi,

:)

When you do, check out the population :)


Kimmi Says:

hahahah, never heard of this one. population 12,373..that explains your ranking..ha!


tenisbebe Says:

C’mon Juan!!! Gonzo has lifted his game & Juan is having everything go against him. Very disheartening but he’s still fighting.


Kimmi Says:

Monaco is gone, 2 breaks down..looks like he is going to do a Melzer…


tenisbebe Says:

Doug Adler said that Gonzo ripped the heart out of Monaco after that last break….. Well said.


Kimmi Says:

This one looks like its over..i can watch justine now!


tenisbebe Says:

Woo hoo! 10:15pm and more tennis.


Kimmi Says:

great display from justine..serving at 71% that is a first. aggresiive play all the way!


contador Says:

okay, NELTA , i was wrong, wrong, wrong….it’s nothing new but i get excited an something blurts out like,

“he’s gonna win!” or “he’s done!”

i had to go on an errand so i missed the last matches…..

henin is gonna win, yay!

see i say that , now i have to run the neighbor kid back home and when i return….

henin better have won


Kimmi Says:

funny to watch zvonareva. she is trying soo hard but justine is just too good. she tries to hit the ball as hard as she can..ha ha! its is not just about hitting the ball harder..


Kimmi Says:

contador, you got this one right “henin is gonna win”..she won!

Never forst a break point..great display of tactics..loved it.

She plays wozniacki next..go justine!


Kimmi Says:

ha,,that was suppose to be “never face a breakpoint”


contador Says:

yay! i got one right. GO JUSTINE!!

great day of tennis. ( except the federer match) now there is some cause for concern, madmax…i know you’ll be up and reading soon.

very happy robin, my mr. dimples won, and cilic, and….gonzo, verasco ( not sure i’m happy about mardy fish winning) he may end up a finalist- the one no one in their right mind would pick, right?’

later, tennisx’ers. and thanks


skeezerweezer Says:

Good Morning, or good evening? everyone….

Geez,, talk about tennis all day today…lookin’ good!

Skeezer’s “Sportsman of the Tourney”

Andy Roddick

Throughout the Tourney A R participated in “Horse with Wade” and “Champions for Chile” ( upcoming April 3 ). Andy found the time to help promote the sport, and donate his time, and still give it his all in Miami Tournament.

Good luck today Andy!

Shaaammooooon!


sar Says:

Juju please take out Miss Sunshine pleaseeeee.

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