Tuesday 28 June 2011

It's just another Manic Monday...

Oh boy, what a day. I'm still completely overwhelmed by all the things that happened today.

I'll start with the women's side - both Williams sisters and Caroline Wozniacki went out in the span of a couple of hours. And once again, we get the "Draw is completely open!", "Slamless #1", "WTA is weak" comments over and over again. Well, there's only one thing I can say - the WTA is absolutely WONDERFUL right now. While I generally watch the ATP much more, I can't pretend that it's not a bit boring that the top 4 just make their way to every final. The WTA matches are full of so much drama (in a good way) and are so unpredictable, that you can really look out for any result. The players are really giving their all out there, and calling them weak is an insult to every single one of them. Just look at Marion Bartoli, who had wonderful results this year, winning a title just before Wimbledon, and beating Serena Williams in a second-set tie break where others might have slipped away. If that's your definition of weak, then... well, I don't know. I'm enjoying the women's results here.

On the men's side, we had some wonderful stuff, as well.
Awesome point #1 (Djokovic-Llodra):

Awesome point #2 (Nadal-Del Potro):

Nadal and Del Potro both gave their fans a scare today, with an injury timeout for each. According to quotes from Rafa's press conference after the match, he wasn't sure he would be able to continue, and he's not sure what the injury is all about. Meanwhile, anti-fans already started saying that the injury was fake, that Nadal was using gamesmanship to throw Del Potro's momentum off, and what not. Well, it definitely didn't look like that to me - the pain looked genuine enough. Did Del Potro also fake his injury? Of course not. And since both were able to continue playing, I think those comments are just unnecessary.

Anyway, enough with the top 4, I give you the man of the day - Feliciano Lopez!

After losing the first two sets, and saving a couple of match points in the third set tiebreak, he was able to turn it around, finally winning in five sets, 3-6 6-7(5) 7-6(7) 7-5 7-5.

This took him a very short time, only 4.3 hours. And a couple of hours later, he showed up on court again, to play his mixed doubles match, with Andrea Petkovic. This is surely the most wonderful doubles pairing I've ever seen in my life, and thankfully - the Wimbledon organizers know that as well, and keep putting them on courts that have cameras ;) And they've won their match, too! So we can see them again tomorrow, this time on court no. 1.

I'm hoping there will be some joint pictures tomorrow, they're all giggly and adorable together. Feli, you rock, especially when you're smiling.

(Photos: Getty Images)

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