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Queen City Diary, Day 3 08/18/2010 - 11:53 AM

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By Jackie Roe, TW Contributing Writer

Good morning, TWibe. Another day in Cincinnati at the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters has come and gone, and I have plenty of stories to report, as usual.

Just as I did on Monday, I tried my best to catch as many matches and practice sessions as my aching feet would allow, but I'll give you a rundown of those in the Deuce Club this week or next. What I thought I'd focus on in today's update are my press conference impressions; the big four held their pre-tournament pressers on Tuesday and we heard from some of the Americans, as well. Sure, you could just look up the transcripts, but where's the fun in that?

Blake's post-match presser was up first, following his loss to Istomin. I wasn't present for either the match or the presser, but as he revealed quite a bit about his state of mind and his upcoming plans, I thought it was worth sharing with y'all.

- Throughout the presser, he noted that he was still feeling the effects of a number of injuries. He didn't attribute the day's loss to illness or injury, though - he just wasn't at his best.

- He plans to take a break for a little while after the Open.

- The last question asked was about Pam Shriver, and he let us know that he received a nice e-mail from her. So they've quashed their beef, I assume.

Federer's pre-tournament presser took place a few hours later. He arrived dressed in his training gear, as he was scheduled to practice for the first time in Cincinnati later that day.

- There was something slightly off about his demeanor during the presser; former TWiber CNote and I described him as "testy," as he demonstrated too much of the reflexive defensiveness that makes even the most ardent of Federer fans wince. Still, he was talkative and self-assured and responded to each question with that singular Federer openness.

- Generally, the presser was far more serious than the ones in Toronto, but there was one light-hearted interaction with a reporter:

Reporter: The perception is that your level has decreased ... I don't necessarily think that's the case ... what's the-"

Federer: Thank you.

- When asked if he preferred the men's and women's tournaments being separate or combined, he decisively chose the former, saying it's much more quiet and "everything is a bit simpler."

- Another reporter brought up his inconsistent results at the tournament - he either wins the championship or he's knocked out early - and Federer responded with, "Well, I prefer it that way than playing quarters every time." Is that how all players feel, I wonder?

Murray's presser was up next. (No transcript for this one. That makes me feel more useful.)

- I was happy to see his eye contact improve as the presser progressed; the public speaking instructor in me always emerges when I watch him speak because his discomfort is so palpable.

- He was asked about the role his mother plays, and he revealed that he doesn't actually speak to her before his matches, though she does try to scout his opponents. She's not fulfilling the role of a coach, really - he said it was just nice having someone in his family around.

- He fielded several questions about his coaching situation, and he stated that he wouldn't replace Maclagan anytime before the Open "for sure," and that in some ways it's nice to be on your own. More responsibility in figuring things out, more freedom.

- As for this tournament, he said he'd still feel confident going into the Open even if he doesn't have a great result here.

After a never-ending wait, Nadal arrived for his pre-tournament presser. (You'd think that pricey watch would help him manage his time a little bit better!)

- In contrast to the Federer and Murray pressers, the vibe in this one was much more light. Nadal was his usual good-natured self and smiled/laughed often. Instead of describing his responses to questions, I'll let him speak for himself. Notable quotes include:

I am not superstitious.
If you play well, you win, if you play bad, you lose.

I don't think if I am number one or number five. I am Rafa.
(after a reporter asked a drawn-out question) I do not understand nothing.
Physically I'm perfect. Remain two weeks to broke everything. (Even more hilarious in person.)

- Another insightful part of the presser was when he discussed his previous performances at the Open and how his disappointing (for him) results had less to do with his physical state than his mental one, contrary to what most observers argue. Particularly interesting was his comment about the '08 Open, when he said he was actually fine physically but "destroyed" mentally, following his dream summer. We see, then, that while winning is nice, it takes its toll, too.

- I had to mention that my understanding of Nadal's English has vastly improved from the first time I heard him speak in person. Have I just gotten used to it or is he getting better?

I missed Djokovic's presser, unfortunately, but ended my day at Isner's.

- This was a fun one, more like a conversation than any of the others. Isner in person surprised me a tad; he's quite serious and a thoughtful, polished speaker.

- He spoke at length about the after-effects of the Wimbledon marathon match, expressing that his win over Kubot was the best he's felt on court in a long time. He's been gassed for a while, and the fatigue hit him especially in DC, which prompted him to skip Toronto. He went home, didn't think about tennis, just hung out with his family (and his dog, a cocker spaniel!). He even turned off his cell phone.

- Regarding the renovations, he said that the locker room is the best part, that it has more space that any other he's been in.

- We all had a good laugh when he said the following, of his doubles success with Querrey: "We really don't know to play doubles. We have big serves."

After the presser officially ended, I mustered up the courage to ask Isner a couple of questions about wrestling. He was gracious enough to humor me and chat briefly about the WWE pay-per-view event on Sunday and his affinity for WWE Raw ("I never miss it!") as he was on his way out of the interview room. And here I thought I was the only one who appreciated both tennis and wrestling. That was a fun cap to a whirlwind day.

That's all for now - time to head out to the courts. This is my last day here, so I have to make it count! I'll be back with some final words about my experience in Friday's DC, and you can also track my movements via Twitter (@JackieRoe).

As always, use this space to call today's matches.


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Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 11:50 AM

Arun I really didnt need to hear that ok

You know my thoughts on the Sockless Wonder

Beth will be trumatised

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 11:52 AM

Okay Victoria I see you are looking for a double break

Posted by Kristy 08/19/2010 at 11:52 AM

Annie, here's my email: kristye2002@yahoo.com

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Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 11:53 AM

Azarenka 6-3 1st set over Li

Posted by go 08/19/2010 at 11:53 AM

Benesova beat JJ? Bartoli is tearing her apart

Posted by wilson75 08/19/2010 at 11:54 AM

Arun: The British media hype is part of the reason I don't Murray also. I think media hype is also reason why some people are not fond of Oudin either.

Posted by Arun 08/19/2010 at 11:54 AM

Lest it be misunderstood -- I was actually agreeing with you re Murray, G.

AM: I'm afraid Richie needs to play at a very high level to defeat this agile version of Mardy (solid serves and grounstrokes too) on Deco Turf.
Let's hope he can.

Posted by beth 08/19/2010 at 11:54 AM

hugs to Annie
I know you are going to miss your son
but he will have a wonderful experience - and you have a beautiful place to visit
and then he will be home again !

now - let's see some tennis !

Posted by Master Ace 08/19/2010 at 11:55 AM

Victoria takes the first set 6-3

Posted by gauloises (unrepentant FOOP) 08/19/2010 at 11:56 AM

Fish v Gasquet? That *just* clicked.

They had a bit of a testy match in Paris a couple of years ago, didn’t they? It was after Mardy got married, because I remember him saying something to Gasquet along the lines of “I’ve just been drinking and {expletive deleted}-ing for two weeks, what have you been doing?”

Anyone else remember that? It was one of those times I felt really bad for Gasquet. So many players get in his face.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 11:56 AM

wilson75 I think Andy in his earlier days got the British media off side.Saying he was a Scot to begin with.I feel they in ways have never forgiven him for saying that lol!

Posted by Vie 08/19/2010 at 11:57 AM

Kwaku, here's another try. What about year-end ranking is important for history. It is the way to frame a season for history.
Ranking after Wimbledon can be used instead, but the season is not closed.

Posted by Arun 08/19/2010 at 11:58 AM

Yeah, I remember that. I was glad Reeshy won that match!

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 11:58 AM

G Another reason I dont like The Sockless Wonder

Richard bring all your French thing and then some today please

Make my day!!!!!

I did ask Gel Head yesterday to get rid of him though he didnt listen to my request.

Posted by sblily (Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!/We gonna see, no?) 08/19/2010 at 11:59 AM

gauloises - Wow. I missed that. That Mardy is such a gem.

Posted by beth 08/19/2010 at 11:59 AM

did someone mention my name ?

:)
I do hope that Richard can play well against Fish . The sockless one is a much better player now that he is fit - and he will have the crowd support today. For reasons that completely escape me - the man has fans
but , Berrer has a big serve - and Richard handled him pretty well - he claims that the injuries that have plagued him lately are all well - and if he gives a good effort - and does not get down on himself - this could be a good match
we shall see -
I hope that Richard can win it - it has been a long time since he has won any matches in a Masters event - it would be nice if he could put together a few more wins here - get back in the mix of these things - and not make such early exits

Posted by CL/Hold the Foam 08/19/2010 at 11:59 AM

Thanks nina - Well one thing about that Rafa/Roger giggle fest video is that I am sure both of them have a new found appreciation of the skill that acting takes. Or they should. At least acting with another person. Its one thing when you are just reading a few lines into a camera, but to look at another person, in this case, also an amateur actor, and react the way the script says you should react is actually difficult. They should both keep their day jobs.

I am going to have a delightful time watching tennis...some guys are scraping sanding the outside of the house so it is sort of like watching tennis from the dentist chair.

Ehthelbert the Unready! (Just thought I would throw that in.)

Posted by Lynne (Rafalite) 08/19/2010 at 12:01 PM

'Morning all,

I quite like Andy but get a bit tired of looking at the Brit tennis reports being all about Andy. He could be Irish, Welsh, English or a Scot for all I care.

Posted by beth 08/19/2010 at 12:01 PM

gauloises - that was not the only match where Fish has made nasty remarks to Gasquet
The two do not like each other very much

I will just hope that - like the time in Nice when Verdasco got in his face - that Richard brings it today

Posted by TeamNadal 08/19/2010 at 12:01 PM

Wild Child and Muzz up!

Posted by Vie 08/19/2010 at 12:03 PM

Annie, your son not in college this year? What adventures are he off to. My kid going back sophomore in September.

Posted by Kristy 08/19/2010 at 12:03 PM

Hmm, Gulbis seemed a little edgy in his remarks to BG. He wasn't having any joshing around.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:03 PM

Lynne Hi.I hope you are feeling better

Posted by Pspace 08/19/2010 at 12:04 PM

Oh Ernie vs Lestat. Wow! Not playing the draw game has really left me outta the loop. I trust Ernie is well rested. Cincy is not known for its night life.

Posted by beth 08/19/2010 at 12:04 PM

I see that Gulbis is taking his 'crazy crack head " look one step further
with a scruffy beard

He looks like he just woke up - rolled out of bed and headed over to the stadium

Posted by Rafadoc Good Stuff 08/19/2010 at 12:04 PM

Hugs to Annie! What a great experience for the kid though. Fabulous country. It will be amazing.

Murray v. Ernie? I hope Ernie came to play (*TW disclaimer-no offense to fans of Andy)

Love the crowd behind the ESPN guys...someone in a banana suit? flove.

Posted by Kombo 08/19/2010 at 12:05 PM

Azarenka just hitting weighty topspin to win this one.

Posted by Sherlock 08/19/2010 at 12:05 PM

Somewhere, Pspace is cringing at the thought of this Rafa-Roger gigglefest. Me too, to some degree. Not sure I like my competitors to be giggle buddies. Kind of nauseating. :)

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:05 PM

Robbie things young Earnie has grown his beard to make him "look edgy"????

Carlos Bernades is the umpire

Posted by Ruth 08/19/2010 at 12:05 PM

Kwaku: Just saw your 9:49. To get an answer to your question, you'd have to ask the people who publish statistics in tennis (and other sports) and who seem to like the efficiency of listing (See Bud Collins's Tennis Encyclopedia and books of that ilk) the top 10 or 20 players at the end of the year (or the official season) rather than listing the rankings at the end of each of the 52 weeks of any season.

I can see why, for example, it would also be sensible to compare year-end rankings for various years of one player or several players rather than comparing rankings from random weeks or months. So, while there might be nothing "inherently" or "specially" more important or valuable about being #1 in week #52 rather than in week #13, I trust that, at least as far as record-keeping or "history" goes, the importance of the year-end ranking is pretty clear to anyone.

It is why Sampras's feat of ending the year at #1 for 6 (?) consecutive years is considered quite the accomplishment by many, if not by all.

BTW I have a feeling that players like Federer might prefer the kind of listing which will place him "historically" at #2 for 2010 instead of at #3 where he was for several weeks. And I wouldn't blame him for that!

Posted by Sherlock 08/19/2010 at 12:06 PM

Whoa, and Pspace shows up! :)

Posted by Rafadoc Good Stuff 08/19/2010 at 12:06 PM

Beth: Love your description of Ernie. I love the behead Ernie look.

Posted by Lynne (Rafalite) 08/19/2010 at 12:06 PM

Hi, Aussiemarg, still a little fragile but getting there. Do hope that your eye is better too.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:07 PM

Hmmm no wind pfft.

Come on Earnie!!!!!!

Posted by gauloises (unrepentant FOOP) 08/19/2010 at 12:07 PM

The nickname 'unready' actually came from 'unraed' - bad counsel. So he was more ill-advised than ill-prepared.

Can't believe I know that.

Allez Gasquet, 'mon the Muzz, davai Vika.

Posted by Kombo 08/19/2010 at 12:07 PM

Go Gulbis! I hope he brings some competitive steal and his A-game today.

Posted by Pspace 08/19/2010 at 12:07 PM

Hehe...I'm actually glad that not too many ppl like Muzz. I was getting worried that my tastes were too pop, when I rooted for Fudd.

Anyhoo,

*sings*

Wild Thing.
You make my heart sing.
You me everythang groovyyyyyy.
Oooh yeah! Wild Thing!

Posted by Rafadoc Good Stuff 08/19/2010 at 12:07 PM

Sherlock: Bet you are right about Pspace. Pspace? What do you think of the giggle fest?

Roger is such an instigator!

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:08 PM

Lynne Take care.My eye is 100% better thanks.

Posted by CL/Hold the Foam 08/19/2010 at 12:08 PM

I think the Brit press is full bore bi-polar when it comes to Muzz. He is either an unbeatable king of the world with the sun not setting on his empire for decades, possible eons, or he is not worth bucket of tennis ball fuzz. None of which is Muzz's fault. And I have to admit I have a few moods swings myself when it comes to Andy. At times I really do enjoy his game but often I find myself so put off by his petulance, (less lately), or extreme inconsistency, (more lately), that I am all at sixes and sevens.

One thing I WILL say, is that I don't think I can ever find him at all attractive...as he and his incisors wait to receive serve I do snap back to Pspace's nickname for Andy -Lestat. (Although that was also party do to the paler than pale skin.) And Pspace is a Muzz fan. At least he was...he IS just SO fickle. ;-)

Posted by Pspace 08/19/2010 at 12:09 PM

LOL, Sherlock. It's kind of disappointing that the great Roger and Rafael are a couple of high school kids at heart. Cute and all. But, donde estas grown ups?

Posted by linex 08/19/2010 at 12:09 PM

Good luck beth with Richard's match. If I do not remember wrong you are niether a fan of Fish nor Murray so I was wondering about your thoughts of Murray's photos for Vogue. In some of them, in those where he is not opening his mouth he looks good.

Posted by CL/Hold the Foam 08/19/2010 at 12:10 PM

OK - they just gotta STOP with the animatronic babies...creeping me out.

Posted by crazyone 08/19/2010 at 12:10 PM

c'mon Ernie!

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:10 PM

CL Wel all know Pspace has never been the same since buying Rafa's Pink Shoes

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:12 PM

Glad to see Murrays coach Mum Judy has a hat on today

Posted by Rafadoc Good Stuff 08/19/2010 at 12:12 PM

Great weather in Cincy today. Not as hot or humid as it usually is. Perfect, really.

Posted by CL/Hold the Foam 08/19/2010 at 12:12 PM

"Cincy is not known for its night life." HAH! Shows what you know. ;-)

Posted by Master Ace 08/19/2010 at 12:12 PM

Who is doing the commentary for ESPN2 this week from Cincinnati?

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:14 PM

Okay Jason stop using Dougs swan song

"bring it on"

Gulbus won the toss and elected to receive

Posted by sblily (Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!/We gonna see, no?) 08/19/2010 at 12:14 PM

Ooh, I'm just now getting a look at Ernie, and... yeah.

Commies are saying that today's temp is expected to be > 90. I'm afraid for Nole. :/

Posted by Master Ace 08/19/2010 at 12:14 PM

Marion is serving for a breadstick to go along with the bagel. (No sweets for her today, Aussiemarg)

Posted by linex 08/19/2010 at 12:14 PM

I am sure that Angel would have appreciated that shot of Hernan Gumy, Gulbis's argie coach, a former coach of Cañas.

It is true that Gulbis took his untidy look to another level with his beard, maybe it is a lucky charm. Hope he succeeds today, he could not ask for a tougher opponent as Murray seldom misses and is a great returner.

Posted by Rafadoc Good Stuff 08/19/2010 at 12:14 PM

Chris Fowler, BG, and PMac so far Master Ace...

Posted by CL/Hold the Foam 08/19/2010 at 12:14 PM

Lynne - Hope you feel better...and are taking care. :-)

Posted by Master Ace 08/19/2010 at 12:15 PM

Rafadoc,
Sounds like Darren Cahill is going to get this week off.

Posted by Rafadoc Good Stuff 08/19/2010 at 12:16 PM

Lynne: Get well soon!

Master Ace: I think you are right...no Killer this week.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:16 PM

Master Ace I feel she will need them for tomorrows match lol!

Posted by crazyone 08/19/2010 at 12:16 PM

yes!!! great return of serve to break.

Posted by Rafadoc Good Stuff 08/19/2010 at 12:16 PM

Geeeeez. Nice start Ernie.

Posted by Kombo 08/19/2010 at 12:17 PM

Woot! Gulbis breaks to open the match.

Posted by Sherlock 08/19/2010 at 12:17 PM

Pspace, he he. Indeed. :)

Posted by Lynne (Rafalite) 08/19/2010 at 12:17 PM

CL: Thank you, yes I'm getting better every day.

Posted by Rafadoc Good Stuff 08/19/2010 at 12:17 PM

Ernie is -contrary to scruffy appearance- awake. Andy...maybe not yet.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:17 PM

Yay Earnie got the break

F/hand seems to be on

Sblily great minds with the heat regarding Nole today

Posted by beth 08/19/2010 at 12:17 PM

I have yet to see the Andy Murray Vogue shoot - so , I have no opinion as yet
I do think that Murray looks ok as long as he keeps his mouth shut
still , he must have industrial strength sun screen
cause - short of the undead - I don't know how you stay that pale when you make your living in the outdoors

I cannot stand Mardy Fish - I wish he would lose every match - take a page from James Blake - and just go away
but, that is not going to happen
grudgingly , I admire him for his new found fitness and motivation - losing weight and getting in shape is not an easy thing to do

MA - Brad Gilbert , Chris Fowler and Patrick McEnroe are the voices I am hearing

Posted by linex 08/19/2010 at 12:18 PM

We have 2 drop shots lovers in Murray and Gulbis ...

Posted by Rafadoc Good Stuff 08/19/2010 at 12:18 PM

The temperature right now is 82...don't know if it will get to 90. And the humidity is low so I think Nole will be okay. Hottest part of the day still to come, but shouldn't be too bad.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:19 PM

I drool over Earnie's serve

Technically its just spot on

So fluid

Posted by Vie 08/19/2010 at 12:19 PM

Kwaku, I am not particulary saying that year-end #1 person is better than one person who was also #1 that year, if there is no clear-edge superiority. So it may be that year-end #1 is just being the one called to speak that year.

Posted by Rafadoc Good Stuff 08/19/2010 at 12:19 PM

...although it is Nole (and I am a fan)

Posted by crazyone 08/19/2010 at 12:20 PM

Ernie is playing quite well right now. Let's see how long he can keep it up.

Posted by sblily (Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!/We gonna see, no?) 08/19/2010 at 12:20 PM

Hmmm... I'm liking bearded Ernie. Rawr. Still wouldn't want to be within smelling distance of him, though.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:20 PM

yay thats the way

Love service game

Earnie

Murray wake up you look tired big night with Kim hey?

Posted by Master Ace 08/19/2010 at 12:20 PM

Iveta 15 minutes of fame is over as she only win one game today.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:21 PM

Heel Murray find your serve ASAP

Posted by Heather 08/19/2010 at 12:21 PM

Gasquet needs a good run, hope he wins today.

Posted by Pspace 08/19/2010 at 12:21 PM

What a horrible start by Muzz. Sorta looks like his string tension wrong...spraying the ball all over the place. Oh well.

Posted by Rafadoc Good Stuff 08/19/2010 at 12:22 PM

Andy will wake up. Just takes a minute. It is early, no?

C Note said something on twitter about hanging out with ATPers last night. Maybe she caught up with Muzz. Heehee

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:22 PM

Pspace Shades of the 2nd set yesterday?

Posted by linex 08/19/2010 at 12:23 PM

No matches in the grandstand? I thought that richard and Fish were playing at the same time ...

Posted by Lynne (Rafalite) 08/19/2010 at 12:23 PM

Beth: I agree with you re Fish. The word Mardy means sour puss where I come from.

Posted by Pspace 08/19/2010 at 12:24 PM

AM, I dunno. But, I have complete confidence that Ernie will brainfart at some point ;-). (Just kidding, c1).

Posted by Kristy 08/19/2010 at 12:26 PM

LOL Beth, about Lestat's sunscreen.

He seems to be waking up. I love the way he runs down drop shots.

Posted by sokol 08/19/2010 at 12:26 PM

Davai, Vika!

Posted by gauloises (unrepentant FOOP) 08/19/2010 at 12:26 PM

I genuinely think Murray is more tanned than I am.

And for a pasty dude, he never really seems to feel the heat, which is a bit weird.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:27 PM

CI I was impressed with the way Earnie came back in the t/breaker yesterday in his match against Melzer.Good signs.

Posted by crazyone 08/19/2010 at 12:27 PM

Pspace, I don't know why you have to say you're kidding. I have complete confidence in it too.

Posted by Sherlock 08/19/2010 at 12:28 PM

I thought I'd heard that Fish was a pretty well-liked guy in the locker room? Anybody know?

Posted by Rafadoc Good Stuff 08/19/2010 at 12:28 PM

Gauloises. I know. Andy always looks hot and bitchy but he doesn't really slow down or seem to feel it physically. Maybe Pspace is right...he is a vampire.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:28 PM

Pspace I didnt hear that? glances side ways

Come on Earnie play to your strengths pls think?

Posted by sokol 08/19/2010 at 12:29 PM

Bartoli lost only 1 game in the match? wow... *scared for Vika*

Posted by jewell - Make tea, not war. 08/19/2010 at 12:30 PM

Murray. :(

Hey, everyone. :) Not watching but very much appreciating the comments. :)

Posted by crazyone 08/19/2010 at 12:30 PM

that ball was way in...

Posted by Master Ace 08/19/2010 at 12:30 PM

Sokol,
Russians are busy today as Vera, Svetlana, Elena and Dinara step on the Court.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:30 PM

sokol Probably "high" on sugar again

Posted by crazyone 08/19/2010 at 12:30 PM

I'm impressed at how Ernie isn't overcooking his FH.

Posted by Rafadoc Good Stuff 08/19/2010 at 12:31 PM

Horrible calls in this tournament. I hope the line judges get better.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President.I'am Back and I Am Taking No Prisoners! 08/19/2010 at 12:31 PM

Earnie thats the way inside out f.hand

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