WTF Day 3

Written By: achangeofends - Nov• 22•10

Unfortunately I spent most of my day at the airport (thank you AirTran,) which meant I did not get the opportunity to watch any of the WTF matches, but I did follow my twitter very closely. I honestly thought I would be reporting some very surprising news tonight, as Andy Roddick was up a set and a break against Rafael Nadal, but like a good #1, Nadal fought his way back into the match and took the third set 6-4. While I would have preferred a win for Andy in his first round robin match, the fact that he almost won at least means he’s playing well. He certainly has a chance against Berdych on Wednesday and a win could boost his confidence going into the Djokovic match. I almost forgot to mention the other match today, another blowout. Djokovic made short work of Tomas Berdych, winning 6-3 6-3. Anyway, let’s check out the matches that are set for Tuesday.

Roger Federer vs. Andy Murray – Not before 2pm GMT

Both of these guys are playing great tennis. Somehow Murray actually leads their head to head, including their last two encounters. Although, Andy never seems to win the ones that count, i.e. Grand Slams. These two played in the round robin stage of last year’s WTF and Fed won in three sets. While Murray’s display against Soderling was impressive, I’m going with Federer this time. He creamed David and somehow he’s favored to win this whole thing, even though Nadal’s won basically everything this year, go figure. But, I’ve revised my predictions a bit and I believe Andy and Fed will both be moving on to the semis. Fed in three.

Robin Soderling vs. David Ferrer – Not before 8pm GMT

This should be an interesting match up. All in, Robin leads their head to head 8-4, but they’ve played five times this year alone and the head to head falls to 3-2. If you narrow things down even more and look at their head to head on hard courts in 2010, David actually leads Robin 2-1 and all three of those matches were post-US Open. Both guys came out looking kind of flat in their first matches. I think that expectations may be starting to weigh on Soderling. He’s the new world #4 and people expect him to play that way. BTW, this has huge implications for the Australian Open if Murray doesn’t win back the #4 spot this week. I digress. David’s a fighter and I think he might actually be able to pull this off. Plus, he’s all tiny and wears grey suits. I don’t know what that has to do with anything, but it’s adorable. David in three.

I would add a photo to this, but only my netbook is working and I’m tired, so I’ll have to edit tomorrow. Night guys.

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