Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Blockbuster coming up..?

What a relief! James Blake defeated Carlos Moya thus becoming the all-american hope after A-Rod's crash.
Meanwhile Djoko cruised past Kohlschreiber and David Ferrer said good-bye after losing to Hyung-Taik Lee in a third set tb.
In a different match Stanislas Wawrinka ended Marcos Baghdatis' Indian Wells career. Interestingly enough, earlier in the week the two played doubles together and lost in a first round match against the invincible american duo bryan&bryan. First friends, then foes - you might say;)

In the ladies event the favourites have been dominating with both Serbians cruising through just like their fellow countryman Novak.

So anyway
probably the most interesting thing about yesterday's results
is not a match that was actually played, but a date that has been set up:
Rafael Nadal of Spain
to play
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France

Though the score is 1:1 and the Spaniard defeated the Frenchman at US Open 2007 in straight sets, Nadal definitely has a lot on his mind before the 4th round clash. After all he was one of tsonga's victims in this year's Aussie Open. Moreover, the pressure really has to be on Rafa, cause he is the defending champion.
How will the world number 2 cope with this? Is Tsonga still the Tsunami-Tsonga we know from January?
the bookies generally have it in favour for Nadal at the rate of 1.7
(whilst at 1.95 in favour for Tsonga) and we, tennis fans from around the world, have to wait till Wednesday to find out. Let's just hope the match will live up to expectations and that maybe we'll get to see some of those shots (from both players) :


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