Category: 2009

AllyR in Ciny – final report

AllyR in Ciny – final report

I’ve been trying to remind myself of the reasons I’m happy to be home: 1. I sleep more than 4 hours a night here. 2. Bottled water doesn’t cost $5. 3. The chances of...

Post semi-final presser

Post semi-final presser

Transcript is up here. Q. What happened in the first set when you got broken twice in terms of was there something about his game that threw you off? RAFAEL NADAL: No, I think...

Cincy repeat

It was a repeat of last year’s Cincinnati semi-final as Rafa took on Djokovic under cloudy skies. At stake? Rafa being the first guy to make the finals in 9 different Master Serious events, an opportunity to regain his #2 ranking if he should go on to beat Federer in the final, and, more importantly, confidence. But, it wasn’t to be. Nole showed up in the mood to take Rafa to the woodshed and with passive play and a poor return game Rafa went along. Djokovic through to the final in straight sets: 6-1 6-4.

Quarterfinal presser

The transcript from the quarterfinal presser is up. Excerpts: Q. How pleased were you with that performance out there tonight? RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah, very happy, no? I think I improved every day a little...

AllyR in Cinci – practice sessions

AllyR in Cinci – practice sessions

Still reeling from a fantastic few days here. The last 3 days have shown all 4 top men in action, and I thank my lucky stars that the trend will continue tomorrow. Tonight’s match...