Monday, August 24, 2009

What a difference a year makes

Congratulations to Roger Federer for winning in Cincy this past weekend. Knocking off two of his top three rivals pretty easily should bode well for the Open, I'd say!

It's so wild to me, though, to think about where his game was last year. Remember, it was in Cincinnati that he lost to Ivo Karlovic in the third round. And that was after rallying against Robby Ginepri in the prior round. And that was after losing to Gilles Simon in Canada in his first match there the week before!

The way things have gone for Federer since winning the U.S. Open last year, if we were to see something like that from him again, I would be shocked beyond belief. I think he'll win the Open again this year (I've been thinking that way for a couple of months now), and I can't wait to see what the next 12 months hold for him. We've been a witness to some pretty amazing things from him, but I think 2010 will be a sight to see!

Anyway, hat's off to him again for taking Cincinnati!

(Photo: AP)


Anonymous said...

van do you put roger in front of laver now? i have been reading alot about laver and some of his crazy stats. I think fed need to end the year #1 a couple of more times to pass laver.

Anonymous said...

I am hoping that Rafa takes the USO, centainly not that ogre Murray.

van said...

Hey Anon 12:12. I think he's definitely ahead of Laver in my opinion.

And hey Anon 5:18. I wouldn't necessarily call Murray an ogre! I think it's going to be a great tournament with a lot of contenders, including Rafa.