Among all the tournaments going on on both tours this week, it seems the best one to follow from a fan's perspective has to be the Swiss Indoors.
David Nalbandian and Juan Martin del Potro, the number two and three seeds, respectively, have already made it to the semis. James Blake, the four seed, is on the court right now with Feliciano Lopez, and Roger Federer plays later on against Simone Bolelli. R-Fed and JB are on the same sides of the draw and would face each other next if they both got through.
Of course, I think Federer will make it, but Blake is going to have a tough match against old F-Lo there. Lopez has been playing pretty well lately with deep runs in his last two events. However, Blake looks to be in good form this tournament and is 2-0 in head-to-heads against Lopez, so who knows? I consider this one a toss-up (meaning I'm kind of chicken to make a call!)
Anyway, you look at it, the Basel organizers have to be happy with how the tournament's turned out, with big names making it pretty far. You know, I don't know why I've become this tournament sympathizer lately; I guess I just like to see the old events stick around!
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.