WTF Day 5

Written By: achangeofends - Nov• 25•10

It’s nearly 3am and I’m pretty exhausted so I’m planning on keeping tonight’s entry short. Today or Yesterday, I’m not really sure anymore, Day 4, one thing I expected happened and one thing I definitely didn’t expect happened. First, Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic, winning both of his round robin matches so far. I honestly thought the match would be closer, but after getting off to a rough start in his first match against Andy Roddick, Rafa has clearly found his form and is a definite contender for the London title. Now the thing I didn’t expect, Andy Roddick lost…to Tomas Berdych. Don’t get me wrong, Tomas Berdych is amazing, but he hasn’t really been amazing since the summer, so I wasn’t expecting much. This was a great win for Berdych as it keeps him in the mix for a semi final spot, and rather devastating for Roddick who has yet to win a match at this year’s WTF. Day 5 brings us two more interesting match ups.

Roger Federer vs. Robin Soderling – Not Before 2pm GMT

So we’ve seen this match before, 15 times to be exact. Only one of those times has Robin managed to beat Roger Federer. That’s a pretty comfortable head to head. Plus, Roger has won both of his round robin matches so far without dropping a set, while Robin has won one match and lost the other. Even though Soderling has recently reached a career high and won his first Masters 1000 event, I have to go with Federer in this one. He seems at home in London, on a quest for a fifth World Tour Finals title. Better yet, I think he’ll make it to the semis without dropping a set. Federer in two.

Andy Murray vs. David Ferrer – Not Before 8pm GMT

The hometown boy has been given the night match. He had a tough loss against Roger Federer on Tuesday and just looked all around flat, so hopefully a big crowd will help pump him up a bit tonight. Another point in Andy’s favor is that his opponent is not Roger Federer, it’s David Ferrer, who hasn’t won a match yet at this year’s tournament. Interestingly, David leads their head to head 3-1. However, David’s three wins all came on clay, while Andy’s lone victory was on a hard court. Even given Tuesday’s performance, I think Andy has the edge in this match. Murray in two.

In other news, Serena Williams has officially pulled out of the 2011 Australian Open and I watched a very funny WTF video today. I will report back on both of these things tomorrow, once I’ve gotten some sleep.

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