I figured I'd go ahead and get this out of the way; that being your understatement of the fortnight:
It's been an interesting first two days at Wimbledon, huh?
All kinds of stuff has been going on: from James Blake yelling at commentator Pam Shriver to French Open finalists Francesca Schiavone and Sam Stosur getting knocked out in the first round to high seeds getting pushed to the distance or knocked out of the tournament.
Speaking, though, of getting "pushed to the distance" ...
How about that Roger Federer/Alejandro Falla match? You hate to see a guy like Falla not have all that hard work rewarded, but give it up to Federer for fighting through.
Tomorrow's match should go a lot easier for him against Ilija Bozoljac. I'm assuming it should be nothing less than a cakewalk. Looking down the road, however, things could get a little tricky in the round of 16, where either Feliciano Lopez or Jurgen Melzer--lefties a little more dangerous than Falla--could potentially lurk.
Anyway, he'll be OK--at least that's what I have to tell myself since I picked him to win the whole shebang! : )
My picks have already gotten hit hard as I lost two semifinalists, Marcos Baghdatis and Sam Stosur. Dang them!
I hope one more of my picks is OK tomorrow. Andy Roddick could have a SERIOUS match on his hands tomorrow against Michael Llodra. If Roddick manages to blast him off the court, he should be considered in great shape for a big run.
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.