Friday, October 17, 2008
I was wrong. The best match of the day featured a stunning performance by Gilles Simon who defeated Ivo Karlovic in three tight sets 7-6(1), 4-6, 7-6(2).
The other quarterfinals were lopsided snoozefests that may have featured some great tennis but provided no drama.
And Simon was the only victor who seemed genuinely ecstatic to advance, his second masters semifinal of the year, second of his career.
He'll play the world No. 1 tomorrow after a rematch of the US Open final.