Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Previously on Anatasia Pavlyuchenkova just rolls...

So Federer once again loses to Murray... Right now, Fed is looking like the number 3 player in the world (and no, Djokovic isn't the #2.) The young guns (and his age?) are catching up on him, I guess.

After beating Fed, Andy Murray then lost easily to Rafael Nadal in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. This win shows that that Aussie Open isn't a one time thing, and that the US Open isn't far off from Rafa's reach. Rafa has really honed up his hardcourt game.

At this rate, Wimbledon is looking to be really interesting. Rafa will be the defending champ for the first time, Murray will get a high seeding and will be expected to make
at least the semifinals, and thus will have to deal with even more pressure from the Brits than Tim Henman ever had to on his best years, and Fed will try to win his 14th Grand Slam title to tie Pete's record. Really interesting. (Of course, I'm expecting that Rafa will simply sweep the whole clay season and the French Open, so there's really nothing to analyze there.)

And I was wrong about AP (Anya? Nastya? Pavy? Pavlyuchenki?), she lost to Ana Ivanovic in straight sets. AI then lost to Vera Zvonareva also in straight sets, who won her biggest tournament yet. Vera has been on a great winning run the past 6 months. It's so strange, considering that she was usually the butt of many jokes because she used to cry on court, IN THE MIDDLE OF A MATCH, when she starts losing.

Up next is the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. My picks to win? Serena and Rafa.


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2 complaints:

totomai said...

i think this year will be murray vs nadal. and i think rafa can win all the GS ahead than fed.

about vera, lol, i still remember her when she played martina at tha Aus Open 1st round (martina's comeback)

alvin, kid repetitive said...

Yeah, it will be easier for Rafa to win the US Open (another hard court GS) over Fed, Djokovic and Murray than for Fed to win his first clay court GS against the greatest clay court player of all time.