Now Rafael Nadal, I saw getting through to the semifinals in Monte Carlo. And while I didn't expect Novak Djokovic to beat Fernando Verdasoc, it doesn't really surprise me.
But Andy Murray making it through to the final four? It really surprised me!
Aside from Rafa taking the Aussie this year, it's been all Andy, all the time. And he deserved it, too, because it looks like he just worked extremely hard in the offseason to get to this point. I didn't think, though, that his team was going to have him so geared up for the clay season.
Let me ask you this: Can you imagine if he were to beat Nadal today? I think my head would literally explode: I wouldn't be able to handle the magnitude of it all!
The only one of the big four that didn't make it this far was Roger Federer, who lost to Stanislas Wawrinka, who's facing Djoko today. I know I wrote on GoToTennis' blog that Roger's in a good place—and I still believe that. However, I also feel losing to his homey Stan was bad. But who am I to judge?
Anyway, I'm gonna say we're looking at a Nadal-Djokovic final tomorrow. At least I hope: I really don't want my head to explode!
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.