The Odesnik Mess
Andy Roddick made the following statement:
"There's nothing worse than that," Roddick said at the Masters 1000 event in Miami. "That's just plain cheating, and they should throw him out of tennis. There's just no room for it."
Guillermo Canas has stated that he knew nothing about Odesnik's arrest in Australia.
I’m helping him [Odesnik] when he’s here,” said Canas, who admitted the doping scandal was the worst moment of his career. “It’s tough for me to speak because I don’t know nothing.
“I want to try, if I can, to help him.”
Q. So this was news to you? You didn’t know (Odesnik) had an issue in Australia?
GUILLERMO CAÑAS: Yeah, yeah, nothing
It's interesting how some people are saying Odesnik was stupid to carry it himself and that someone on his team should've taken the weight for him. Others are throwing Canas under the proverbial bus trying to create smoke that indicates there's a fire.
Then there's this quote from an anonymous player.
“We all had suspicions about three to four years ago. His upper body got huge at one point and his legs stayed skinny. He had zits all over his back.
This is totally Odesnik's issue and should be viewed as such.
Sony Ericsson Open Notes
The cameras will be turned on today and FSN will be carrying play live in my area starting at 1p.
American men fared poorly yesterday in Key Biscayne with only Andy Roddick and John Isner making it to the next round on the men's side.
Elena Dementieva lost in the second round to Justine Henin again.
American teen sensation Melanie Oudin lost to Vera Zvonareva 6-1 and 6-2 while Caroline Wozniacki had to fight from being down 0-3 in the third set against upset queen Tsvetana Pironkova to win the set 6-4.
Olivier Rochus win over Novak Djokovic. We couldn't see the match here in the States so I don't know what happened. I did know that head to head Rochus had a winning record against Djokovic, 2-1, going into the match.
Off to watch as much tennis as I can since I have company coming later this afternoon.