A bit of both, though moreso the former. Roddick’s been an embarassment for a while now; possibly a whole year. He didn’t win a single match at the French Open. I’m thinking that his sponsor must be seriously pissed. His style of relying on powerful serves seems to be going the way of the dinosaurs.
I’m bummed that I missed the Andy Match; I really wanted to see that. Andy Murray is definitely the real deal, in the sense that all top 50 men’s players are the real deal. He’s only dropped a single set so far this Wimbledon, and that’s including his doubles match. It’s not like the women’s tour, where once you get past single digit rankings nobody has a snowball’s chance in hell. (Well, except that with Federer on the loose, only two players seem to have a snowball’s chance in hell on the men’s tour, but I digress.)
I was really impressed with (the unseeded) Myrni the other day; I’m a sucker for net play. It was a downer that he advanced at the expense of my fellow Connecticutian James Blake, though. The ultimate irony is that his singles match tomorrow is against his doubles partner. Ha! They won today; I wonder how much trash talking they aimed at each other after that match? hehheh.
I was seriously bummed when Hingis got eliminated. Sharapova is cruising along nicely, though she hasn’t faced anyone of note. I was really hoping to see a Sharapova-Hingis match. Oh well, maybe at the US Open.
While it was a downer that Agassi ran into the buzzsaw known as Nadal, at least it still leaves open the Federer-Nadal contest I’m dying to see. Federer should win – and I’m rooting for him in a big way – but Nadal is looking pretty sharp on grass. If he could pull out a win against Federer, we’ll truly have a superstar rivalry on the men’s tour.
Also, Baghdatis is still alive, so that’s good.