July 6th, 2008
Nadal serving again loses a baseline rally with a backhand error and almost slams his racquet to the ground. Now Federer has the momentum, evening the tiebreak with a forehand error after drawing Nadal wide. A big serve puts Federer up 6-5, then a protracted rally ends with Federer driving an attempted forehand winner wide. Lot of tension as the players trade sides at 6-6 with the crowd going into “Roger!” and “Rafa!” football chants.
June 17th, 2008
“After reviewing the situation, the ATP Supervisor has withdrawn Dmitry Tursunov from the singles tournament at the Slazenger Open,” the ATP released in a statement.