Thursday, August 31, 2006

Busy Day at the U.S. Open

Birthday boy Andy Roddick, who turned 24 yesterday, rarely looked out of position in his straight-sets win over Kristian Pless. Roddick was winning 98 percent of the points on his first serve.

Tommy Haas looked awfully sharp in his 6-2,6-4,6-0 win over Alex Kuznetsov.

Still struggling to regain form after a series of injuries, unseeded Marat Safin of Russia was able to defeat Robin Vik of the Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. (Love the shoes, Marat!)

My boy Robby Ginepri kept his resurgent summer alive with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Julien Benneteau. He's on a collision course for another third-round showdown with fellow hunk Tommy Haas. It was my attending their thrilling 2005 five-set match at the Open that inspired me to write my first blog post a year ago.

And lastly, Tim Henman defeated his "countryman" (who is really from Canada) Greg Rusedski yesterday. I know they're really not that short, but compared with what everyone is has on is Henman trying to bring back the tennis Daisy Dukes of the 1980s or what?

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