Aww man, David Ferrer: Why couldn't you come through?
Not that I have anything against Gilles Simon; it just would've been cool to see the top eight seeds all make it through to the quarters at the ATP Masters 1000 stop in Cincinnati. Simon's a worthy addition to the quarterfinal lineup, so I won't be too mad!
But thinking about the (almost) Elite 8 there, I'm going to make a quick call on who I think will be in the Final Four:
Novak Djokovic over Gael Monfils, Rafael Nadal beats Mardy Fish, Roger Federer tops Tomas Berdych and Andy Murray overtakes Simon.
And would you look at that? A fabulous Final 4!
UPDATE: Obviously, I was a little off! Congrats to Fish and Berdych on big wins, and an extra congrats to the champs, Murray and Maria Sharapova on the women's side!
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.