Thursday, October 16, 2008
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.