Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tennis Talk

by Savannah

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.
The biggest news of the day was 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.


lynney62 said...

Savannah, any idea why FSN starts broadcast at 1pm when actual play on court begins at 11am. It's upsetting to miss the first matches......seems like I remember really poor coverage last year with FSN?????

Savannah said...

What about their non coverage of the night matches?

lynney62 said...

I'm getting night coverage on FSN Midwest on direct tv....but day coverage is terrible....guess I'll have to subscribe again to

Karen said...

O/T but I am trying to figure out what all the hype is about Wozniacki. The girl has made it to one Grand Slam final, has won 6 lower tier titles. She has lost more finals than she has won. She does not have a kill shot in her arsenal yet most commentators seem to be anointing her as the next big in tennis. Everyone keeps saying that she is 19 - well here we go: at 19 the following players had won multiple majors: Hingis, Serena, Sharapova, Justine, Venus, Steffi and the list goes on and on. For my money Wozniacki is an underachiever in tennis. If we are going to say that at 19 she has accomplished a lot, then we have to compare her to players who at 19 had accomplished a lot more. Enough of the hype. Let her win a major title or stop getting beat in top tier events then we can anoint her the next big thing in tennis.

Savannah said...

They call her "Sunshine". That's all you need to know.

oddman said...

Awwwww...... so cute!!

Sunshine.... awwwww.....

Yes. Sarcasm switch on.

vw said...

I am sick of this crap. JJ was playing Vesnina tonight and they didn't show it. But they showed Sunshine. I hope it's JJ and Pushniacki again in semis and she makes it 5-0.

Craig said...


That's hilarious.