Thursday, September 9, 2010

Federer, Zvonareva, Djokovic and Wozniacki: The Wind-Breakers

Last night, I had to run to a bodega around the corner in my Brooklyn, NY, neighborhood for dishwashing detergent, and thought "Man, it's windy and cool out here. This kind of sucks."

Then I understood what Pam Shriver said during the Caroline Wozniacki match about the weather, if you were planning to meet a buddy out in that wind for a hit, you'd probably both be like, "Forget this. Let's go grab a beer!"

So congrats to the quarterfinal winners yesterday—Roger Federer, Wozniacki, Vera Zvonareva and Novak Djokovic—for getting it done in such tough conditions. None of them were in trouble against their lower-ranked, but very solid, opponents. Still, when the weather is tricky like that, you never know what can happen.

And I guess they're all happy it wasn't that blazing heat like it was at the start of last week! Their semifinal matches should make for some great encounters.

(Photo: Getty Images)


Sunny nine said...

It was nice to see the top players handling the wind, proving why they are at the top. Such players learn to play in all conditions and their control of their game and their persistence helps them overcome obstacles. I still can't believe Federer's 18 aces though, in such wind.

Anonymous said...

man, I can't believe Federer isn't going to be in the finals! I'm totally shocked.

van said...

The semi performances were impressive, and it was shocking that Fed lost. It'll be interesting to see what happens with him next.