originally published: Friday, November 27, 2009 at 12:45am
No, I didn’t wish to jinx Federer in my last blog post. He barely got his position into the semis after another close encounter with Juan Martin Del Potro. Fedex pulled off the 2nd set tiebreaker just in time but squandered the3rd set foolishly. Frankly, it seemed the same lack of concentration that transpired in US Open. However, kudos to Potro on edging the Swiss yet again but he should learn from his own misplay in the 2nd set tiebreaker. I loved his elegant cross court response to Federer’s near perfect drop shot in the final set – haven’t seen lot of players pulling that off.
Anyways, I think that the better two players at the moment are moving into the semis and may well be contending in the finals again if Djoker doesn’t overcome his lethargy and Soderling doesn’t pull another surprise off his hat. Is Davydenko a threat? – I think not but who knows!
A moment on Murray. Dude, pull yourself together. He personifies the underachievement in tennis. What an outstanding record in ATP Masters and equally disastrous in Slams in 2009. He truly deserves to win big things more but I suppose the ATP sector is just very very competitive right now. And that makes Del Potro’s US Open victory so more admirable.