Run through one of the biggest tournaments in the game without dropping a set?
Sure, no problem--or at least that's how it seemed in Miami for Novak Djokovic, who beat Andy Murray in the finals yesterday at the Sony Ericsson Open.
The world number one defended his title, and won his third career Miami crown.
Now it's time to get ready for the clay-court stretch leading up to the French Open, and though it's a different surface and circumstances, the Miami win is sure to give him a lift heading in. And though it's still weeks away before he plays his first match on the dirt, I just have this feeling that barring injury, things should go pretty smooth for him on the surface.
French-Open-winning-smooth? That's something to be determined in the weeks ahead, but if it's anything like Miami was, it could be an easy task.
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.