Monday, August 13, 2007

Tennis Chatter: Monday Mayhem

While Radek Stepanek continues a successful summer on-court, it sounds as though things with him and fiancee Martina Hingis aren't going as well. Stepanek announced through an ATP spokesperson in Montreal last week that he and Hingis have called off their engagement. Now can Martina focus on winning some matches? We'll see about that...

Novak Djokovic might be great on the court, but his off-court personality is one to really watch.

Sharapova withdrew from her semifinal against Nadia Petrova at last week's East West Bank Classic due to a leg injury. If that wasn't problem enough, the East West Bank Classic wanted to let you know it isn't the Bank of the West Classic, its counterpart to the north. Could the WTA be any more confusing?

The draw is up for the women in Canada. Most compelling first-round match up? Granville-Garbin or (Katerina) Bondarenko/ (Katerina) Srebotnik. Yikes.

Meanwhile, the men's draw is out for Cincy. The most compelling first-round match ups there? How about Murray/Baghdatis (two former Top-10 players)? Or Moya/Nalbandian (two former Top-5 players)?

Federer still hates Hawk-Eye. And did anyone see the Fed after his loss to Djokovic? He didn't seem one bit happy. Sore loser, perhaps?

1 comment:

M said...

Ugh so you found a picture from the fashion show but not one in his undies!? Grrr.

Regardless of his off court persona, I found his playing style to be fascinating. He has a way of movement that seems very unique and mesmerizing...perhaps I'll have to watch the US Open. If only you were here to take me to it!