Friday, October 24, 2008

Where the action is

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!

(Photo: Getty Images)

1 comment:

hcfoo said...

Hi there Van! How's your baby girl doing?

I think it's going to be 50-50 between Feli and Blake. Feli can be quite shaky at times.

Del Potro is doing quite well here. Just watched his match against Andreev.

But of course I don't think anyone can beat Roger here. I'm going to be surprised if anyone do.