Friday, May 27, 2011

French Open Day 5 - Men's draw

Alright lets get to the men's side which i cover in much more detail just because that's what I really follow.  Yesterday No. 24 Sam Querrey, a fellow American finally lost not making it to the third round but hey its much improved over his first round exit last year.  He lost to Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-4.  Despite this No. 10 Mardy Fish now the last American in the field, kept on rolling and is now in the third round.  He defeated Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6(1), 6-2, 6-1.  He really took control toward the end there and showed us all he can go far in this tourney. 

No.8 Jurgen Melzer from Austria lost to Czech qualifier Lukas Rosol.  No.16 Verdasco of Spain and No.18 Simon of France won.  No. 20 Florian Mayer of Germany, No. 27 Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus and No. 32 Kevin Anderson of South Africa all fell.

I caught the last set of the Rafa Nadal and Pablo Andujar match and let me tell you Rafa is incredible.  He won the first two sets 7-5, 6-3 and you know is being tested by the tough fellow Spaniard.  People are questioning Nadal.  He ends up having one of his worst sets on clay in the third, trailing 1-5.  This guy though is a fighter because he didnt give up.  See I would of been like alright I'm done in the third and lets just get on to the fourth so i can start anew.  But Rafa he comes back and ties it 5-5 and ends up winning in a tie break 7-6 (4).  That is why this guy is one of my favorite tennis players.  Nadal should have an easy third round match against Antonio Veic of Croatia who knocked of No. 28 Nikolay Davydenko 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1.

Nadal working his way back in the third set
Before Andy Murray made his comments on Twitter he was playing tennis against Simone Bolelli of Italy, beating him 7-6(3), 6-4, 7-5.  Murray is still looking for his first Grand Slam after losing three finals including this past Australian Open.

Robin Soderling of Sweden and the fifth seed of the tourney beat Spanish qualifier Albert Ramos in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.  Soderling is pushing to finally be the champ at Roland Garros after two years of losing in the final in 2009 and 2010.

Soderling serving against Ramos

8 comments:

  1. I'm not a true tennis fan, but I always watch the big matches. These guys are great, and the drama and excitement on the court rivals anything that you see in the big 4 American sports. thanks for providing some back story.

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  2. Interesting stuff! Tennis is not my sport but I keep reading the information about it at your blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I´m glad Del Potro - Djokovic was posponed until tomorrow. I´ll be able to watch this incredible match. I hope Juan Martin wins.

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  4. Yeah, me to! Looking forward to Del Potro - Djokovic, going to be good. Followed!

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  5. Though I don't have a favorite, it's interesting watching them.

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  6. Good stuff, love the photos

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  7. Nice post man keep them coming

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  8. I don't recognize any of these names.

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