Monday, March 16, 2009

American Men On A Mission


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Andy Roddick led three American men into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open last night. He played dog poop tennis to get past Austrian caveman David Koellerer in straight sets. Earlier, John Isner rallied to upset Gael Monfils in three sets, but the cleanest victory of the day came from Sam Querrey who rode the cheers of his own J-Block-like fan club to pick apart an in-form Radek Stepanek in routine straights.

Mardy Rish, Taylor Dent, who's trying to comeback from a slew of injuries, Bobby Reynolds, Michael Russell, Todd Widom, and Ryan Sweeting, who froze like a dear in headlights after being up a set and a break over Juan Martin del Potro, weren't so lucky. James Blake advanced to the third round night before last.

3 comments:

rabbit said...

Go, Sam!!

Craig Hickman said...

Sam played his ass off, rabbit. He outfoxed Stepanek at the net.

Impressive.

tangerine said...

Sam and Johnny were most impressive. I'm so happy to see those guys evolving their games. It gives me hope for US men's tennis.

The Roddick/Koellerer match was a joke. I highly recommend viewing it from the middle of the second set on, that's where it gets good. I'm waiting for somebody to upload the f-bomb highlights on YouTube. Frankly, I think Andy let Koellerer off lightly but you could see the volcano boiling over as Dani got under Andy's skin good.