Well my dream of Roddick v Gasquet final has come to nothing (alright so being in the same half they couldnt reach the final), as Roddick is put out by Sella. Dudi Sella, the Israeli number something or other who became a super star last year when he helped his country reach the Davis Cup Semi Finals for the first time. He played rather well and really there was not much shame for Roddick, although it is the first time he hasn't reach the semi-finals here. The most dissappointing thing, for those of us who habour hopes Roddick may win Wimby sometime, he's just not playing quite as well as last year. Also his attitude is showing on court. Tsk.
Gasquet looked rather magnificant, sure to raise his artificially low ranking, but pulled out with a back injury. Hope he's ok for the big one.
All the Brits are out of course, well Murray may be a surprise (defending champ and all) but not if you saw him play- pretty miserable. Taken out by Mardy Fish who is ranked 96 but either Castle or Lloyd said he's top 10 on grass. Love that serve volley style of his, dancing all over the court. Of the other Brits only Bogdanovic had a chance, and when I say a chance I mean he should have won. Never become a Bogo fan, so frustrating. You watch him play and think simultaneously he should be in the top 20 and how on earth does he ever win matches.
Djockovic and Nadal also went out in the third round- whats happening to these top seeds, youd think it was a womens even or something. On that subject Anne Keothothong and Laura Robson won their round matches but failed in the second in Egbaston. Baltachea won a satellite event last week but had to pull out with sickness. Shame.
Well Lopez v Fish and Schuettler v Malisse in semis tomorrow...
See ya there.