I can't recall so much drama at the year-end championships in the first rotation of round-robin play. The top seeds might not be so excited about it, seeing as how if they weren't upset outright, then they were really tested.
Andy Murray was knocked off in his first match and is toying with the possibility of pulling out the whole shebang. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were each taken to the limit, and Roger Federer was pushed to three sets.
And it hasn't just been the singles: The doubles draw appears to be following the same path. (Catch more on that at The Doubles Alley)
It seems as if things have slowed down a bit this morning (morning my time, at least), with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's straight-sets win over Mardy Fish. Maybe by the time it gets to that Federer-Nadal match, we'll be back in third-set tiebreak action, picking back up on the trend of the tournament's start!
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.