As the French Open at Roland Garros moves into Week 2, Del Potro is out, but not down and Murray rolled over but is still standing.
Del Potro Feels the Love
In a match that went over 2 days because it was scheduled at the end of the day and had to be “paused” due to bad light, Juan Martin Del Potro showed that he has what it takes to keep on improving and get back into the Top 5.
On the scheduling issues, Tom Perrotta summed it up in Schedulers Cut Potential Classic in Two
Djokovic vs. Del Potro is the sort of match you’d salivate over in a Grand Slam semifinal or final. What a treat, then, to have it in the third round at this year’s French Open.
Or at least, it would have been a treat, had the tournament’s organizers not stumbled their way to an embarrassing evening that ended with this potentially thrilling match called for darkness at one set all.
The final score line was 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Due credit goes to Djokovic for keeping up his incredible form and extending his winning streak to 42 matches.
But the love I’m feeling for Delpo via Twitter makes me certain there are a lot of others who want to see him get back to the top.
Clearly a hug is in order.
Read more about what makes Del Potro special in Oh Delpo, Why We Love You So!
Murray Feels the Pain
Andy Murray rolled his ankle during the second set of his Round 3 match against Michael Berrer. Just when he’s finding his clay court mojo, this was a scare that could have stopped him from playing on.
But instead, he played on to beat Berrer 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. Perhaps a case of Murray playing the right shots for someone whose running ability is limited, or Berrer not knowing how to play against injury.
Whatever the reason, Murray did well to come out on top. Something he couldn’t do well at all earlier this year, even without injury.
Andy is pretty hopeful that he’ll be fine to play Troicki on Monday.
In this article for BBC News he says:
The ankle is being iced and I’m going to do everything I can to make it onto court against Viktor Troicki on Monday.
In the men’s tournament:
- Rafa, Roger, Robin and Davo Ferrer are all still standing
- Clic, Raonic, Berdych had first round losses
- French men Gasquet, Simon and Monfils are making their home crowd happy by getting through to Round 4
In the women’s tournament:
- No.1 Caro Wozniaki was beaten by Daniela Hantuchova, read more
- No.2 Kim Clijsters was beaten by Arantxa Ruz, read more
- No.8 seed Sam Stosur was beaten by Gisela Dulko, read more
- And Ana Ivanovic lost in Round 1, much sadness for her fans
View the results of completed matches here and the schedule of play here.
Do you think Djokovic will keep on winning his way right through to the final?
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal
29 May 2011
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