Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Open Thread

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 6:  Andy Roddick of USA leaves after he losing against Lukasz Kubot of Poland in his first round match during day five of the 2009 China Open at the National Tennis Centre on October 6, 2009 in Beijing, China.

So I just returned from dropping my mothers off at the airport to check the scores and see that defending champion Andy Roddick lost in the first round of Beijing to qualifier Lukasz Kubot in straight sets. And no, Juan Martin del Potro's first round upset to Edouard Roger-Vasselin at the Japan Open wasn't exactly consolation.

RF is fatigued.

The other Andy is injured.

Serena Williams will regain the No. 1 ranking next week? Interesting. Let's see if the ITF will suspend her anyway.

Somebody, please, tell me what the hay has been going on in tennis. I haven't been able to pay much attention at all.


Karen said...

Dinara is no longer NO.1 - that you knew
Sharapova is reported to have commented "is she Jankovic" after Azarenka took a second MTO during their match in which Sharapova came back from 5-2 down in the third set to take the match.
JJ lost in the first round after retiring from her previous match against Sharapova with a wrist injury
AnaI has shut it down for the rest of the season
Justine Henin is reported to have received a wild card into A010
Baghdadadits (sp?) pushed Rafa today in his opening match
All the guys who usually perform well during the early part of the season are basically sick and tired of playing tennis
All the women who usually perform well durign the early part of the season are sick and tired of playing tennis
All the fans who follow tennis are sick and tired of following tennis
Not even the sports writers have much to report these days. It has been like that. I am sure that others can add more.
Matt Cronin is reporting that other "official" folks have come forward with additional version of what Serena allegedly said to the lineswoman. There is talk of suspending her for 2 majors. People are giving credence to Matt Cronin's piece as it is said he usually gets info from the horse's mouth. Bloggers and tennis fans alike are of the view that she should not be suspended and that if anything her earnings from the Open should be taken from her.

Craig Hickman said...

Thanks Karen.

What did Serena allegedly say?

Pamela said...

The rumor from Cronin is old news. He's already come out and said after that and said that Serena is unlikely to be suspended, but if anything it will be USO 2010 - nothing else is on the table.

Sharapova did say "is her last name Jankovic" in reference to Azarenka who called a medical time out or two. Azarenka has proven to me that she's a choker. She's up 5-2, 30-0 and she loses the match anyway. Not the first time she's given away massive leads.

Baghdatis is unfortunate to have met Rafa. He played decently. In Roddick's defense, the kid he lost to is no slouch. He's got potential to be a nice player. I think he made the final in Serbia. (not saying much but still ... )

Del Po losing was about as shocking as .. ok so it wasn't. He's partied, young, just won a major and according to him he's jet lagged with a tummy ache. (not excuses he said lol)

Jelena for all of her drama IS nursing an injury. If she didn't call the trainer every match people would take her more seriously, but I do believe she's injured. What else?

The last 3 spots of the YEC are up for grabs. It depends on how a few do. Venus, Zvonareva will probably get two.

That's all I can think of right now.

Hi Craig and Karen :)

Pamela said...

Here's the video of Maria's comment:


Karen said...

Craig, it is not reported what Serena allegedly said.
Hi Pamela, how ya doing girl? Long time no see.
Just to let you guys know that I leave Cayman at the end of this month and return to Jamaica. I will be off line for a few days or so while I set up shop back home.

Craig Hickman said...

Hey Pamela. Thanks for your updates as well. Keeps the blog alive while I'm preoccupied with life.


Karen, good luck with your move back home and be well.

vw said...

Sharapova is reported to have commented "is she Jankovic" after Azarenka took a second MTO

Peng, the JJ avenger. Karma is a bitch, Maria.