Indian Wells: The Curse of Gwen.
Sorry for the rant folks, I’m writing this about 30 seconds after the tiebreak:
Can we make it a rule that Gwen stay away from Fed matches? And commentators, shut up with the “oh it’s a privilege to watch him play” crap. Somethings are truer unsaid. And please don’t “stick a fork” in anything until match point has been played and won. One guy had 3 of those, converted none. The other only needed 1 to win.
Here I was thinking that Fed had a fabulous opportunity to build on that No 1 lead in his push for the Sampras record, but a combination of a mercurial opponent, the commentator’s jinx and the Curse of Gwen saw him tumble out of Indian Wells, 57 75 76(4).
Along the way, he wasted 3 match points and blew a 4-1 lead in the final set. I hope Myla and Charlene pee on his precious Wimbledon blazer.
it was the best we’ve seen from Baggy since 07, but Roger was a bit hit-and-miss all night: a fabulous forehand followed by a wild shank; TMF one game, Ferd the turd the next.
From the end of the second set and mid-way through the third, his game just fell apart and the only thing keeping him in the match was his serve. Being the momentum-hogger that he is, Baghdatis took full advantage of it and earned his win.
In case you aren’t bitter enough: it was the first time Fed has lost a match after having match points since Rome 2006, back in the days when I still loathed his guts. (Bless his guts, and his lungs). If Baggy loses, or worse – retires mid-match tomorrow, there’ll be no gallbladder big enough for my bile.
But look on the bright side: it’s Baggy. Coulda been worse…? No? No then.
This Aus Open honeymoon is so over.