Man, how about that Tomas Berdych-Fernando Verdasco match?
Naw, just kidding. It was alright, but it was no Justine Henin-Kim Clijsters. These two are really going down to the wire in their matches, huh? The last time they played, in the finals in Brisbane this year, the match was again decided by a third-set tiebreaker.
I'm a little bit shocked by the end results of both of those matches. I've never felt much separated those two physically, but I always did think Henin was the one that was more mentally tough. Maybe Kim does have the edge when it comes to hard courts, but I really don't know; it's a tough call. But check this out at On the Baseline, written by yours truly, and weigh in. (How was that for a plug/segue?)
Aside from those two, though, Venus Williams has really steamrolled her way into the finals: She's playing like it's 2001 or something! I picked her to win and I'm sticking with it. Regardless, it should be a good final.
But speaking of picks, my tournament predictions really didn't work out too well on the men's side. My men's champ, Andy Murray, got waylaid and Roger Federer lost for the second tournament in a row in a third-set 'breaker. Oh well, at least Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick are still 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.