Monday, April 21, 2008

Upset Special?

I just picked my jaw up from the floor.

American Sam Querrey beat Spaniard and former Roland Garros and Monte-Carlo champion Carlos Moyá today in Monte-Carlo? Is that a typo on my own scoreboard?

Just asking.

12 comments:

Karen said...

No you can pick your jaw up off the floor. Methinks if the rest of the Americans had gone to play MC we would perhaps have had a day of upsets. what do you think?

Helen W said...

Bravo to Sam for entering MC. I only wish some of the other US players had done the same.

And congrats to him for the big upset.

oddman said...

Yes, congrats to Sam Q - too bad it had to be Moya to go down, as he's one of my faves. But bravo to the Lone American, yes?

Craig Hickman said...

I don't begrudge the top American players for not entering Monte-Carlo. I never have and I never will. All players have every right to manage their schedules as they see fit.

You won't see me complaining about any player's schedule, including those I don't like.

But since Sam did play, it's nice to see him get a victory over such an accomplished claycourter.

Michael said...

So forgive my ignorance, but why do so few Americans show up in Monte Carlo? Americans seem to be playing in the following tournaments in Europe. I know Davis Cup tied folks to US soil recently here, but that was a couple of weeks ago, and not every year. Is Houston so important?

But I agree with Craig completely about letting them manage their own schedules. I'm just curious why they all don't want to play Monte Carlo.

tangerine said...

I'm so tired of people criticizing the Americans for skipping MC but nobody says diddly squat when many Europeans and South Americans skip half the US summer hardcourt.

oddman said...

Agree, tangerine.

Hey! SamQ won again - into the next round at Monte Carlo. Vamos, Sam! I like Querry, he reminds me of a big happy Labrador dog. Got that big smile all the time.

And Rafa wins easily over Ancic - Vamos!

BeefingFraeulein said...

Good for Sammy Q -- Monte Carlo in the spring looks more glamorous than Cincy in the summer...

Craig Hickman said...

Sam did it again. Seppi is good on clay.

What has gotten into him?

Gasquet is next.

Erica said...

Hey Craig - Erica here from Rackets and Balls. I saw your post on Querrey...did you see the interview Tennis.com did with him? He sounds like he's a pretty level-headed kid. I'm pretty pumped for the momentum he's got going for himself right now!

oddman said...

I think Sam will win this one too, despite Richard being fairly good on the clay. Gasquet doesn't seem to have a whole lot of confidence right now.

oddman said...

Craig: What has gotten into him?


Maybe he wants to be on the DC team that goes to Spain. He's fighting now with Gasquet, tied one set apiece. C'mon Sam!