Sigh...a deep sigh not quite of relief..but that order is being restored to the world.
My boy is back in the top 100, where he belongs. (Actually he belongs in the top 10, but baby steps). I refer of course to Big J Murray who has won 3 titles recently, and is now at 97 (up from 130). A glance at his ranking stat on the ATP page (well worth a gander, but not a lady in sight) and the most surprising figure is that of 37, which is the number of tournaments he has played this year. Of course when you keep losing in the first round its not quite as tiring, but Andy Roddick has played 3 and is 10 places higher ranked. This is in doubles, and this just shows how bad Big J got, and how many tournies he's had to play to get somewhere respectable.
In the women's game the seeds are falling and Sharapova and Jankovic are doing well. Seems like so long ago that the two of them were poised to take over the world. Maria slightly better poised having won 3 grand slams already. But this time last year I wasn't alone thinking the current world number one (Jankovic) would definately win a grand slam in 2009. She was playing great and very consistent. Sound similar to another number one we all know (Safina, duh). Possibly all this playing great tennis, high level, and consistently rather takes its toll. Kim Clisjters former coach put forward the very sensible thought that a key factor in her US Open win was that she had trained for 7 months without the pressures of playing on the tour.
And then there's Ana Invanovic...but she seems dumber than a box of hair so I find it hard to care about her...