June 1st, 2008
“I kind of forgot what it felt like to finish in two [sets],” Sharapova said after defeating No. 32 seed Karin Knapp in straight sets. “I’ve been kind of lucky to get through those two matches. Today was definitely a step-up from the previous two.”
May 27th, 2008
Only 13 of 72 scheduled men’s and women’s matches were completed on Tuesday at the rain-soaked French Open, where Nikolay Davydenko and Stan Wawrinka were the only two Top 10 seeds on and off the court.
May 20th, 2008
“The ATP, as ever, bumbles on in its own fashion, assuring everyone who is bothered to listen that all will be well, while producing publicity material, posters and the like, that appear to have been formulated by someone devoid of the least understanding of what the game is about.”
May 6th, 2008
Best Case Scenario: A player such as David Ferrer or Juan Monaco gets a shot at Nadal on a day when Rafa is feeling low. Maybe he had a tough match, maybe he is a little sick, maybe he got dumped … but a day where Nadal is not at his steely best. On that day, Ferrer especially could come through.
May 1st, 2008
All hands on deck, “calling Dmitry Tursunov. Your ship has sailed!” German Gremelmayr, who ridded the event of the last American, James Blake, has now set Tursunov adrift in a 6-4, 6-0 match.