Monday, January 25, 2010

Where there's a will there's a Way

Andy Roddick came from 2 sets to 1 down to win 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals at the season’s first major for the sixth time in eight years. Roddick bucked the trend on a day of upsets that also resulted in fourth-round exits for two of the top women: No. 2 Dinara Safina, last year’s runner-up, and No. 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova, the reigning French Open champion.Justine Henin's comeback continues when she beat fellow Belgian Yanina Wickmayer 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3 . Henin is just tough and her will alone is an asset many players lack.

My tips for today's matches are in bold.

Francesca Schiavone(ITA)[17] vs. Venus Williams(USA)[6]
Fernando Verdasco(ESP)[9] vs. Nikolay Davydenko(RUS)[6]
Serena Williams(USA)[1] vs. Samantha Stosur(AUS)[13]
Roger Federer(SUI)[1] vs. Lleyton Hewitt(AUS)[22]
Vera Zvonareva(RUS)[9] vs. Victoria Azarenka(BLR)[7]
Caroline Wozniacki(DEN)[4] vs. Na Li(CHN)[16]
Novak Djokovic(SRB)[3] vs. Lukasz Kubot(POL)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga(FRA)[10] vs. Nicolas Almagro(ESP)[26]

Just a few updates from yesterday's blog Tyler lost to Rubin Statham and Leela lost to Kathryn Westbury after having two set points in the first.7/6 6/3.

So former Kiwi,come Yank now come Aussie Sean Berman won against top Kiwi Junior Sebastian Lavie in three sets.Ben McLachlan lost 9/7 in the third against 9th seed Filip Horansky SVK ,and Briar Preston also lost her first round match in the girls making it a dismal day for the kiwi's.

ITF junior tournaments kick off in Christchurch tomorrow, read my old post and you will find out that I am not that big of a fan
Of local ITF junior tournaments as local juniors pick up cheap points for an unrealistic World junior ranking.I guess if you go in with the right attitude and treat them as just another tournament and realize that these tournaments are not a true indication of where you sit on the World stage then well and good,but far too many parents take it that their child can take on the world from these local events. Here is the link to the entry list for Christchurch 28 of the 44 acceptances in the boys are New Zealanders and much the same in the girls.

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