Kim Clijsters rallied today and defeated Maria Sharapova in Cincinnati 2-6, 7-6 (4),6-2 Both rain and injury were factors in the match. The rain started towards the end of the 2nd set when Clijsters seemed to get her mojo back, denying Sharapova three match points.
Unfortunately I was barely able to watch this match. I initially thought that ESPN2 was showing it live, but as soon as I logged onto my twitter account about an hour before it was supposed to start on TV, there were already several tweets about the progress of the match. No problem, I thought, and I found my favorite livestreaming site atdhe.net, and then..............the rain delays began, 4 of them to be exact, and it didn't help that I had to be at work in an hour. By the time I did get to work, the match was over, and I was officially sad. Not a good way to start the night.
If you read my last post, you would know that I am now 1 hr and 15 min late for my appointment with my pillow, however, I just looked at Ana Ivanovic's website which now has updated information about her foot injury she sustained during her match against Kim Clijsters in Cincinnati.
We'll keep tonights blog short and sweet, not because todays matches weren't exciting, but rather due to a prior commitment my head has with my pillow at 10pm. Murray played lights-out tennis against Rafa, winning 6-3, 6-4; and the "Roller Coaster" AKA Novak Djokovic gave us just that, losing the first set in an embarrassing fashion 1-6, then taking the second 6-3, and finally falling in the 3rd to "Clutch-Fed" 5-7. It won't be a Nadal/Federer final like I hoped, but Murray/Federer is still interesting given their history. I take Murray in 3. Pics from the matches after the jump.
My neighbors officially think I am crazy. With all the hootin' and hollerin' I was doing in my small little condo, you would think that I was having the party of my life, and I was, but it was just a party of four: Me, my Ethiopian take-out, Roger Federer and Thomas Berdych, and if you missed their quarterfinal match last night, you missed a doozy.
The Comeback King Nalbandian was defeated by Andy Murray in straight sets today at the Rogers Cup, 6-2, 6-2. Since coming off his win in DC, the Nalby train seemed almost unstoppable, but the defending champ was in his best form and steamrolled through the match. Nalby is still considered a contender for the US Open, which, if he is not seeded, is going to be scary for the player that his name pops up next to.