Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday at Indian Wells: Fed Forges Ahead, Blake Falls

Roger a.k.a. our heavenly father Federer won 34 of 36 first-serve points against Ivo Karlovic today. When Fed serves like this everything else seems to open up for him. He and Verdasco are one match away from a much anticipated QF match.
17-yr. old Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova's (pav-lee-oo-CHEN-kova)appears to be on her way up. Fresh off her upset over Jelena Jankovic on Saturday, she was back at work today beating Karin Knapp of Italy 6-2, 6-4. The one-time Junior Australian Open and U.S. Open champ is currently ranked at career-high 42 and has not surrendered a set in 3 matches.
Cold Streak: After winning his first 3 career matches against heavy-hitting Chilean Fernando Gonzalez, frustrated American James Blake has now lost 7 straight to Gonzo, including a controversial Olympic match.
29 year-old Bosnian Ivan Ljubicic was 2-5 on the year entering Indian Wells. After wins against Nishikori, Ancic, and Simon, the future looks a lot brighter for him. He turns 30 on Thursday, and is currently ranked 74.
Going from The Tennis Channel's HD coverage of Indian Wells over the weekend to Comcast's non-HD today is a bit of a letdown, but it's nothing that Justin Gimelstob's very insightful commentary can't remedy.

---The Fan Child


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