Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

by Craig Hickman

Happy Thanksgiving to those who observe it today.


Raja has clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking, but he could still be eliminated if the US Open champion defeats him in straight sets and if the Scot defeats the Spaniard in straights. At least that's what Jimmy Arias said yesterday.

Switzerland's Roger Federer shows off his 2009 ATP World Tour Champion trophy at the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London, November 25, 2009.

Round Robin Day 5 Order Of Play

Center Court - 12:30 PM Start

Nestor/Zimonjic vs. Bhupathi/Knowles

Followed By
[4]Andy Murray vs. [7]Fernando Verdasco

At 7pm
Cermak/Mertinak vs Fyrstenberg/Matkowski

Followed By
[1]Roger Federer vs. [5]Juan Martín del Potro

Yesterday's Results

Rafael Nadal of Spain changes his shirt during his ATP World Tour Finals tennis match against Nikolay Davydenko of Russia in London November 25, 2009.

Group B Singles
R Soderling (SWE) d N Djokovic (SRB) 76(5) 61
N Davydenko (RUS) d R Nadal (ESP) 61 76(4)

Robin played well, but Djoke was beyond tired. The second set was a capitulation. The more the lithe Serb misfired, the better the lumbering Swede scrambled about the court.

Kolya never really let Rafa in the match and when he did, the former world No. 1 didn't really know what to make of the opportunity. The first man eliminated (?), Rafa can return to Mallorca and start getting ready for next season. Yeah. I'm suggesting he skip Davis Cup.

Group B Doubles
B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d L Dlouhy (CZE) / L Paes (IND) 63 64
L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) d M Mirnyi (BLR) / A Ram (ISR) 46 64 16-14 - saved 3 M.P.

1 comment:

Matt said...

Hi Savannah,

On unrelated news, here is a link to the WTA's "season in review".

Please excuse my language... But what a lot of wank in that final paragraph!!!!!!!!