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.


Beth said...

No, NOT boring at all! Did you see the match with Nadal?? Simon was supberb and Nadal could not convert his break opportunities or the match never would have gone 3 sets. Simon earned this one fully. His smile was infectious and he gave his heart out there. Wow!

postmoderngirls said...

Nadal-Simon was fabulous.
He really put it all out there.. Rafa just couldn't convert 5/22 BP converted? What was UP with Rafa?!?
But credit to Simon, he just would not let up.
Good going!