Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Aussie Open 2008, and The Amazing Race 12

Lots of action at this year's Australian Open in Melbourne. Roger Federer almost lost his third round match yesterday to Serbian Janko Tipsarevic. The match lasted more than 4 hours, ending 10-8 in the fifth set. A couple of days ago, Andy Roddick was beaten by German Philipp Kohlschreiber (who I'll be calling PK because his last name is so long) in 5 sets too, 8-6 in the third, with PK playing out of his mind. Other huge upsets yesterday came from Maria Kirilenko (pictured, while practicing one of her flying trick shots), who beat #6 Anna Chakvetadze (I liked watching their match, they looked like Russian teen-age socialites on the verge of a cat fight), Agnieszka Radwanska, who follows up her upset of Maria Sharapova at the US Open with a win over #2 Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Croatian Marin Cilic, beating out last year's runner up Fernando Gonzalez of Chile. The other huge upset came from Day One, when #9 Andy Murray of Great Britain lost to French Muhammad Ali look-alike Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Bring on the second week of action!

Also coming up (tomorrow) is the finale of the 12th season of The Amazing Race. It has been a great season so far, and TAR 12's ratings are really going high so that's great news too. I'm rooting for TK and Rachel, and Christina (I suppose she needs her usually assy dad to cross the finish line with her...) The Grandfather-grandson team of Nicholas and Donald are fine with me too, which makes this the first season ever where I like all the final three teams. Awesome. Amazing.

Now playing: The Dresden Dolls - My Alcoholic Friends
via FoxyTunes

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