Thursday, January 15, 2009

Australian Open Draws!!!!! and your daily dose of results

Don't you smell the season's first Grand Slam inching closer and closer? I sure do. Here are the draws:

Men's Singles:
Women's Singles:

Men's Singles- Quarterfinal

(1) N. Djokovic d. M. Ancic 6-3, 6-4
(4) D. Nalbandian d. [w] L. Hewitt 7-6(3), 7-5
R. Gasquet d. [Q] J. Chardy 6-2, 7-6(4)

Women's Singles- Semifinal

(3) E. Dementieva d. S. Williams 6-3, 6-1
(2) D. Safina d. A. Sugiyama 6-4, 7-6(3)

Men's Singles- Quarterfinal

(1) J. Del Potro d. V. Troicki 6-3, 6-2
(3) R. Soderling d. [Q] J. Isner 6-4, 6-4
(6) S. Querrey d. (4) N. Almagro 6-3, 6-2

Women's Singles- Semifinal

I. Benesova d. M. Rybarikova 6-1, 6-3
P. Kvitova d. V. Razzano 6-4, 6-2

Although she pulled out a victory, watching Dinara Safina play her match this morning, was ugly. It was hard to watch Safina win a match where it almost looked like she was celebrating by aiming every single one of her shots into the stands, which is a customary routine after a match is won. Safina knew she wasn't playing baseball, but it sure did look like she was swinging for the fences. 21 errors in the first 7 games. In other words, She gave away 3/4ths of game in the first 7 games. Although I predicted her to win the Australian Open, i am very reluctant to stick by that pick. On a lighter note, Sam Querrey play a fantastic match in dominating Nicholas Almagro today, so he looks like he could be a sure threat in Melbourne.

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