Friday, January 6, 2012

Survival of the fittest--one week in

It's crazy out there!

Players are dropping like flies right now: ankles, abs, backs--every body part is in danger, it seems.

And the '12 season is not even a week old yet!

I'm going to play the optimist here and say that I think everyone should be OK by the time the Aussie rolls around: Everyone being Roger Federer, Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams. If not, any one of their absences dramatically shifts the whole outlook of the year's first Major.

Congrats, though, to the players that have been able to move on to finals in Doha and Brisbane: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Daniela Hantuchova, respectively. And hats off, too, to Gael Monfils on his upset of Rafael Nadal--about as nice a win as you can get.

Now, all we need are some permanent timeouts on the injuries to keep this '12 season rolling!

(Photo: AP)