As I'm playing catch-up with Indian Wells, I was just taking a look at the men's singles draw. Of course, yesterday saw a big upset with Guillermo Garcia-Lopez knocking off Andy Murray in the fourth seed's first match of the tournament. Next up for Lopez will be American Ryan Harrison, who scored an upset himself with his win over Viktor Troicki, the 25th seed. I think you'd have to like Harrison in that match-up, even though Lopez is a dangerous fast-court player.
If Harrison gets through that, he'd face off against either Stanislas Wawrinka or Gilles Simon. Those veterans are obviously tough, but are also the type to fall prey to an upset.
Get through that and Harrison finds himself in a Masters Series 1000 quarterfinal, which isn't a bad result by any stretch.
Of course, Lopez could render all this moot, but the opportunity is there for Harrison for the taking.
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.