Tag Archives: Novak Djokovic

US Open Day 2: Yawn

29 Aug

So there were no exciting upsets on Day 2 of the US Open. There was also not much excitement at all. Players defeated opponents quickly and efficiently. Defending champion Novak Djokovic killed his opponent Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-0, 6-1. The match lasted all of 73 minutes and was pretty much an ass whooping.

Then Serena Williams defeated fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-1. At this point it kind of seems like Serena could win in her sleep. Her sister Venus Williams on the other hand has been struggling. Venus has been trying to push past her autoimmune disease but fell short in the past. Venus did manage to defeat fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3, 6-1.

So no close matches yet. Maybe there will be some excitement on Day 3 with Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray.

-M

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Old Man Verse Virgin: Wimbledon Showdown

6 Jul

One thing is clear whomever wins Wimbledon this SUNDAY will be making history this year. Andy Murray will be making history for England being the first Brit to win since 1936. It’s kind of ironic that they hold this event yet seems to kind of suck at it. Murray advanced today after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 on Friday in the semifinals. Murray has never won a final before so he’s virgin. And for the country of England he definitely needs to get his cherry popped.

He will be facing fellow history maker and old man Roger Federer. I use the term old-man loosely since he is only 30-years old. Federer beat defending champ Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. This is Federer’s 8th time in a Wimbledon final. And he’s won 6 times so far and looking to make it 7.

So the question becomes who do you support? Do you support the guy whose done it 6 times or the guy whose never done it? Personally I think we should bandwagon behind Murray. Poor Britain that host this thing year after year to keep losing. With that said I kind of think Federer has got this one in the bag. Murray has only played in 3 major finals and 2 of them against Federer. And Federer won. So it’s not looking promising.

-M
 

Nadal Wins for 7th Time

11 Jun

After a rained out match yesterday at the French Open Rafael Nadal made broke a record this morning winning for the 7th time. Nadal beat number one ranked Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. Djokovic was attempting to make history too by winning four consecutive titles but alas there can only be one record setter. Before rain swashed the game Sunday Djokovic was leading in the 4th set, 2-1. But Djokovic double faulted on match point (meaning he made two bad serves in a row) making Nadal the winner. But these two will meet again soon at Wimbledon.

-M

 

French Open Semis Set

6 Jun

David Ferrer will join the usual suspects of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals.
Ferrer won a tough four-set match against Andy Murray, who always annoys the heck out of me with his pale British skin and constant drop-shots.

The Spaniards, Nadal and Ferrer, will face-off in a match sure to be filled with passion sexy accents. Federer and Djokovic will meet again for the second year in a row in the semi-finals. Top-seeded Djokivic is looking to become the first mens tennis player to win all four Grand Slams in a single year since Rod Laver in 1969.

Is it going to be the obligatory French Open Nadal-Federer final? I think the Djoker is determined to win this one, and a Rafa-Djoker final has the potential to be another classic, so set your DVRs, my friends!

-K

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The Smurfs are so 2011

4 May

The Smurfs are so 2011

What do we think of the blue clay courts at the Madrid Open? I kinda like them, but some players have been moaning and groaning. Novak Djokovic thinks the ball bounce will be harder to gague, and Rafael Nadal flat-out says the blue courts are a mistake.

We have seen tennis before on blue hard courts before, like at the US Open. However, clay is a natural surface, and the artificial blue can be jarring. Who knows, maybe blue clay will be easier to wash out of socks than traditional red clay.

-K