Thursday, October 16, 2008

Serbian Slip Up

World No. 1 Jelena Jankovic's winning streak came to an end in Zurich today with a three-set defeat to Flavia Pennetta 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Novak Djokovic lost two tough tiebreaks in Madrid to Ivo Karlovic 7-6(5), 7-6(5).

At the first fall indoor masters, No. 3 seed Andy Roddick, No. 7 seed and defending chamption David Nalbandian, and No. 10 seed Stanislas Wawrinka were also upset.

I haven't been able to watch much tennis to see what kind of form the players are bringing to the court, but it appears as though Roger Federer, who had said he was taking an indefinite hiatus from tennis, is beating up some decent opponents.

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal closes in on the year-end No. 1 ranking.


Karen said...

I swear whether you are a fan of Roger or not, that 15-30 point that he played which is now up on youtube is just vintage Roger. Hustling, and scrambling and running and just doing everything on the court. I have not seen the match in its entirety as I am still at work, but am praying that when I get home I will get to see the replay. I swear if this match is No. 100 in the world I will still continue to cheer for him because he plays such exquisite tennis.
Commiserations to all AndyR fans - we know how tough it is out there to really swallow these losses.

Karen said...

should be this man

Craig Hickman said...

Andy has never, not once, been past the third round in Madrid.

This result was expected.

Karen said...

really Craig. What is it about the indoor surfaces that a lot of players who do well outdoors just cannot seem to find any rhythm indoors. Very bizarre.