Thursday, October 08, 2020

And Then There Were Four


Pretty sanguine about the semifinal match-ups in Paris. I'm a Thiem fan but also love Diego, so was happy for the pint-size Argentine. Schwartzman did just beat Nadal in Rome but I don't see that happening again in a best-of-five situation. Tsitsipas and Djokovic have split their three previous meetings, but none of them were best of five. Stefanos had a disappointing U.S. Open -- and hasn't reached a major semi since the 2019 Aussie Open when he beat Federer along the way -- so now's his chance to prove he's ready to take it to the next level. 

As for the women: With Kvitova playing Kenin we're guaranteed one former Slam champ in the final. And either Swiatek or Podoroska is a fitting finalist given their extraordinary runs to get to where they are. (Anyone else physically afraid of Swiatek?)

1 comment:

David K said...

I'm just going to go ahead and say this Nadal/Schwartzman match is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Tsitsipas better put up a fight against Joker