Tuesday, 24 March 2009

BNP Paribas Review

Ok lets start with the women's side. There were many shocks and unexpected results for the top seeds in this draw and these are a few of them.
Jelena Jankovic losing in the 2nd round to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who reached the semis
Elena Dementieva also losing in the 2nd round
Ana Ivanovic making the final! Does it mean she'll make a comeback! I doubt it.
Nicole Vaidisova making the third round - okay it's not really a shock but I wasn't expecting her going far, hopefully she'll improve from here.
Though not a shock I have to put this - Svetlana Kuznetsova losing in the 2nd round.
Na Li making the 4th round! YEAH
Flavia Pennetta losing to Ana Ivanovic - well I thought she would win!
Two unseeded players winning in the Cibulkova/Jankovic draw.

There were definitely many early shocks but once we were into the 2nd week things panned out steadily leaving Vera Zvonareva with the win.

Men's tennis has gone down the drain for me. Now that I think of it I prefer the Federer days as at least he had his weakness of clay, but Nadal currently seems to be overpowering everyone! On top of that Novak Djokovic seems to be slowly slipping down! I hope he doesn't drop to 4th.
Anyway here are the highlights and lowlights of the men's side.

Nalbandian almost beating Nadal
Isner beating both Gael Monfils and Marat Safin (mourning over their loss!)
Novak Djokovic losing 6-3,6-2 against Roddick (I love Roddick but come on Djokovic that isn't a good scoreline by any means!)
Djokovic having at least one 7 in the scoreline for the first 3 matches - which meant they were relatively close matches!
Ivan Ljubicic resurfacing from the dead!
Andy Murray beating Federer again - Federer is officially a dad - which equates to too old for tennis! lol
Federer having an even closer scoreline than Djokovic (cause I'd say they played players of somewhat equal ability). Hopefully that means two months later Nadal will be at the top, Murray and Djokovic fighting for second and Federer and Roddick fighting for 4th!!!!!!!
Lowlight!!!!!!! Nadal thrashing Murray in the final - that makes me feel awful as it means Nadal is so far ahead of everyone! Someone please resurrect Djokovic!

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