Thursday, August 13, 2009

Face Of The Day

Germany's Rainer Schuettler towels off between sets as he plays France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal, August 12, 2009.

Germany's Rainer Schuettler towels off between sets as he plays France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal, August 12, 2009.

Singles - Second Round
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d D Ferrer (ESP) 43 ret. (knee)
[5] A Roddick (USA) d I Andreev (RUS) 61 76(3)
[6] J Del Potro (ARG) d [Q] J Hernych (CZE) 62 75
[7] J Tsonga (FRA) d R Schuettler (GER) 46 63 64
[9] G Simon (FRA) d [Q] A Falla (COL) 46 62 62
[10] F Verdasco (ESP) d L Mayer (ARG) 61 61
[11] F Gonzalez (CHI) d T Haas (GER) 76(2) ret. (hand blisters)
[Q] J Ferrero (ESP) d [13] G Monfils (FRA) 63 76(7)
P Petzschner (GER) d [15] T Robredo (ESP) 76(3) 76(4)
M Youzhny (RUS) d J Isner (USA) 67(8) 61 63
V Hanescu (ROU) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 63 46 75
S Wawrinka (SUI) d [LL] A Golubev (KAZ) 75 64

Doubles - Second Round
[3] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Knowles (BAH) d J Coetzee (RSA) / J Melzer (AUT) 76(2) 64
L Dlouhy (CZE) / P Petzschner (GER) d [4] B Soares (BRA) / K Ullyett (ZIM) 64 63

Doubles - First Round
[WC] F Dancevic (CAN) / P Duclos (CAN) d N Davydenko (RUS) / I Kunitsyn (RUS) 75 57 14-12
F Lopez (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) 63 67(1) 10-6
R Lindstedt (SWE) / M Melo (BRA) d T Parrott (USA) / F Polasek (SVK) 63 76(4)


Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open

Singles - Second Round
(2) Serena Williams (USA) d. (Q) Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 63 62
(4) Elena Dementieva (RUS) d. (Q) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 63 64
(5) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (WC) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 76(6) 63
(7) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) 64 16 75
(8) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 46 64 64
(9) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) 64 62
Melinda Czink (HUN) d. (11) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 76(6) 75
Sybille Bammer (AUT) d. (13) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 60 75
(14) Flavia Pennetta (ITA) d. Agnes Szavay (HUN) 62 64
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) d. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) 63 62
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Alona Bondarenko (UKR) 75 16 64
Peng Shuai (CHN) d. María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 57 62 61
(WC) Kim Clijsters (BEL) d. Patty Schnyder (SUI) 62 75

Doubles - Second Round
(1) Black/Huber (ZIM/USA) d. Mirza/Schiavone (IND/ITA) 64 63
(2) Hantuchova/Sugiyama (SVK/JPN) d. (WC) Oudin/Perry (USA/USA) 63 62
Dushevina/Rodionova (RUS/RUS) d. (3) Hsieh/Peng (TPE/CHN) 16 64 106
Kleybanova/Makarova (RUS/RUS) d. (4) Pennetta/Raymond (ITA/USA) 46 63 102
(5) Ruano Pascual/Zheng (ESP/CHN) d. Dulko/Peer (ARG/ISR) 63 63
(8) Mattek-Sands/Petrova (USA/RUS) d. Senoglu/Shvedova (TUR/KAZ) 63 63

Doubles - First Round
Kirilenko/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) d. Chuang/Yan (TPE/CHN) 64 60


Ben Rothenberg said...

That picture is the stuff of nightmares.

As was Tsonga-Schuettler, appropriately...

Matt said...

My money's on Clijsters to take out the whole darn thing!

I wish Justine Henin was back =(

Matthew said...

This Roddick-Verdasco match is really good tennis from both guys.

Karen said...

I wish Craig had put up a match call thread. Why is it that when Mary-Jo does commentary on Sharapova's match it is a conflict of interest, but Darren Cahill doing it for a Verdasco match, is not?

pompelmo said...

This game called tennis is weird. Clijters was up 6-4 and 3-0, then she got broken at 3-1. Nothing wrong this. Then she got 2 break points at 4-4 couldn't convert them and immediately got broken and lost the set. Suddenly Kuznetsova is back on terms in a match which seemed to be written out for Clijsters.

Matthew said...

Good win for Andy R! Well-fought, from both guys.

pompelmo said...

So long for Kuznetsova... I don't think Dinara has any chance, Flavia neither... and Clisters will out-bully Serena; if she can get past Azarenka that is.

Beth said...

Holy crap, that's a scary ass picture!!

tennisgirl said...

cool blog
I am so happy Kim is back
lt me know if you want to exchange links

have fun

Tennis Vagabond said...

ATP Tour Hits Montreal; Stripper Related Injuries Up 200%

Fed and Nadal were awesome yesterday. If Fed can keep improving at this rate, he'll be cobweb free for Tsonga.
1 through 8 in the quarters! How awesome is that? Match of the day must be Nadal/delPo, but each of them should be great. Has there been a better slate of matches THIS YEAR?

I picked delPo over Murray in the finals but I'm emotionally distancing myself from my own predictions. Really, how can one bet against the two dominators if they're both in form as they look to be?
Great tourney!

T. Vag

p.s. very classy move by Nadal the other night, sticking around to play a wheelchair match after the Ferrer retirement.

Karen said...

Has anyone here been watching the tennis. This blog has been very quiet of late

Helen W said...

I watched Tsonga beat Federer in a truly weird match. I say "watched" via TennisTV but a lot of the time I was looking at a still image with the sounds of balls bouncing as the play continued. I often missed entire points with it. Very disappointing "service."