Roger Federer fell to Gilles Simon in three sets today. That's a great win for Simon, but the deeper question is what does that mean for Roger? I didn't get to see the match, due to this work thing and all, but from what I've read, he made a lot of errors.
Does that mean he's rusty? Is his back still hurting? Does Simon have his number? I was expecting him to lose a match during the round-robin portion, but I thought that was going to come against Andy Murray, not the tournament's emergency space filler. Now, Federer has to win his matches against Andys Roddick and Murray to increase his shots at advancing.
That's a pretty tall order, but I guess if anyone can do it, he can.
(And a special shout-out to my girl Madonna on the headline!)
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.