Saturday, September 10, 2005

Tennis updates

So it's gonna be Federer vs. Agassi for the US open. Federer won against Hewitt today in 4 sets. That's the 1st time he has lost a set against Hewitt in 5 matches. This makes it 9 successive wins over Hewitt for him dating back as far as Australian open 2003.

Do you know against which other player does Federer have a long winning streak? Andre Agassi. Federer has a 7 game winning streak against Agassi, dating back even further: 2002. Yup, Agassi hasn't beaten Federer since 2002.

Today Agassi metioned during commentry: "One of the strengths of Federer which not many people are aware of, is his return of serve. He just gets a lot of those balls back in". True, not many people are aware of it....

Agassi has played 3 back to back 5-setters and a tough 4-setter before that. This at 35 should really have taken its toll on him. So tomorrow technically it should be a whitewash. But we cannot forget one important factor: crowd support. The Yanks will be totally supporting Andre, especially considering the fact that this may be his last year here.

Anyways, all said and done, I predict Federer wins tomorrow in 3 sets...

Also today, Kim Clijsters won her 1st US open and her 1st grand slam destroying Mary Pierce 6-3. 6-1 in an hour. Sweet victory for Clijsters who had earlier lost in the finals of 4 grand slam tournaments (FR 01, 03, US 03, AUS 05).

2 comments:

anshul said...

It wasn't a three set white wash, was it? At age 35, he gave Federer a run for his money, specially when it was a set a piece and Federer was a break down at 4-2. From then on, harami just switched gears and played tennis at some super natural levels. All said, I still support Agassi, the man for all courts. He is my fav.

Nikhil said...

Kudos to Agassi for that. But Federer is better than Andre even on clay. Agassi had it easy when he won French (played Medvedev in the finals). Federer is easily the 2nd best player in the world on clay (after Nadal).