Okay, so after a few days of belly-aching
from people who aren't going to tune in until next week, let's see how I did. First, the ATP
Harrison def. Giraldo 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 I watched this, it was pretty tight. I'll give it an "OK" but not 2 thumbs up.Troicki l. Stepanek
5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 7-5
Malisse def. Andujar 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 too easy by my guy!
Malisse!Goffin l. Verdasco
3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6 Ramos l. Baghdatis
7-6, 6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 3-6
Bennetteau def. Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 this one gets the
because I had indicated that it was THE
Match of 1R
Hewitt l. Tipsarevic 6-7, 5-7, 3-6 - might
have been fun had Hewitt not lost the 2nd set after grabbing a 2 break lead...
Monfils def. Dolgopolov 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 probably worth the price of admission
Tsonga def. Llodra 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 Tsonga came to Melbourne 15 lbs lighter. Good to see the commitmentHaas l. Neimenen
6-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-8
Great match! but a microcosm of Tommy's career as he, once again, wrestles defeat from the jaws of victory. WTA
Vandeweghe l. Cirstea 4-6, 2-6
Medina Garrigues l. Bartoli 2-6, 4-6Wozniacki def. Lisicki
2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Suarez-Navarro def. Errani 6-4, 6-4 I watched this, it gets an "OK" because these two worked hard, but not 2 thumbs
Oudin l. Robson 2-6, 3-6 Schiavone l. Kvitova
4-6, 6-2, 2-6 Notables that involve Babblelot's interests Almagro def. Johnson
7-5, 6-7, 6-2, 6-7, 6-2
This was on here because of Johnson, my newcomer to watch
not because of my guy!
Almagro. Great match! Still to come:Paire def. Federer
6-2, 6-4, 6-1 Looked like Benoit was going to settle in in the 2nd set UPSHOT:
When you go to a slam, go during the first week, and don't buy tickets in the big house where the tennis is god awful. (No wonder you fanboys are bored to tears!) Instead, follow me to the better action on the outer courts, and I'll send you home a happy camper. On just Day 1 you would have already seen four 5-setters!!