Juan Martin del Potro has made to ANOTHER final, this time in Tokyo. He knocked off top seed David Ferrer already here, then took out Richard Gasquet today in a tough one. He's won 29 of his past 30 matches, a feat of Federerian or Nadalian proportions. (How do you like those crazy adjectives I just made up?)
He's playing Tomas Berdych in the finals, who made it there after coming from behind to beat Andy Roddick. "Coming from behind" is not usually a phrase I associate with Berdych, who some might say can be kind of lacking in the mental toughness department at times, but he did it here.
I was actually hoping for another A-Rod/JDP rematch (remember del Potro blasted Roddick in the L.A. finals?), but that won't be happening. It would have been good to see exactly what type of form Roddick was in by playing against one of the top players on tour right now. Oh well.
I would assume del Potro would be close to booking a place in Shanghai since all he's been doing lately is winning tournaments. We'll see if he can add to the haul tomorrow.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.