Tokyo/Beijing: You too, boys?
The boys caught a bad bout of the upset bug today as Roddick and Del Potro both fell in straight sets to qualifiers Kubot and Roger-Vasselin. What a shi-
Oh hang on, it’s the ATP. ATP = depth. WTA = shithouse.
What depth in men’s tennis! All just further proof of my conviction that the quality outside the top 100 these days is truly astounding.
But seriously del Poop, when I told you to lose to Roger, I did NOT mean Roger-Vasselin. Although he is cute as a button.
Less cute was Lukasz Kubot, didn’t see his match against ARod, so I have no idea what happened. But I’m guessing Andy wasn’t feeling the love.
And somewhere in a hotel room in Beijing, a Serb is popping open a bottle of champaign.
In other matches, Rafael Nadal took 3 sets to overcome Marcos Baghdatis, who is still playing tennis. Apparently.
But it’s a long way back from the Temple of Lost Souls, and Baghdatis isn’t someone I’d bet money on to ever make it back.
With the top seeds all struggling more or less with fatigue, injuries or rust, me thinks it’s about time the Sod got it together to power home this fantastic year for him.