Sunday, 13 February 2011

Round Up.

Well, Andy Murray had apparently jumped right off his pedastle this week, or so said the media types, when he lost his first match post Aussie Open final in straight sets to Bagdhatis, but after sneaking in to the doubles with sexy big bro Jamie (who has been having some of his best hair this week) he (they) won three matches and got through to the semi-finals.  This is good news for Jamo who might get back into the top 50 (he leaped up at the end of last year after he and Andy won a 500 tournament), and who is celebrating his birthday today.  Happy 25th big J. 

In Paris aggressively dull Kim Clijsters who has not played a full year of tournaments since her comeback, and who often shows little focus and attention in her matches as she only cares about the grand slams, re-took the number one spot.  She then lost the final in a rather mediocre display to Petra Kvitova, and may lose the number one ranking if Wozniaki plays well enough next week to reclaim it herself. 

And Del Potro has won his first back to back matches this year and got through to his first semi-final since 2009, after his terrible wrist injury knocked him out for much of last year.  He lost to Verdasco in the semi, 4-6 4-6.  His ranking slipped from 4 to about 460 but he has a protected ranking allowing him to play in high profile tournaments and collect some ranking points until the summer when the protected ranking runs out.  Who hopes for a Djokovic v Del Potro US Open final?

Oh what about Nadal, could there be three of them in the final?  Maybe if one of them got tired?  Nadal received the Laureus Award for best sportsman or something.   The award ceremony is in Dubai, and was hosted by Kevin Spacey- I tried to wach some but it was odd.  Kevin Spacey made a joke about Massa getting his driver's test and I turned off.  But heres a picture of Kevin Spacey playing table tennis with Nadal.

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