Tuesday, January 15, 2008

News & Notes

American Amer Delic (left) won his first round and got a studio interview with ESPN. The Bosnian-born Delic moved to the US when he was 14 and played college tennis for Illinois. Don't worry Pat Buchanan, Delic speaks English better than your average redneck and does it without an accent. Also, he ain't ugly.

Lindsay Davenport won an unexpectedly tough first round match. The mental aspects of playing in a major for the first time in a year probably accounted for that. She got a huge ovation from the Aussies.

Donald Young lost a tough five-setter. I still love this kid. So much variety and a serve and volleyer to boot. At 18, now's the time to get him a coach, mom and dad.

Marcos Baghdatis is blogging for the ATP website. Today's entry: Boring. Note to ATP, just because someone oozes charisma on-court doesn't mean their blog will be interesting. Hopefully it'll pick up as the tourney goes on.

Meanwhile, Ana Ivanovic is blogging simultaneously for her website, USA Today, The Age (Australian), and the WTA. Women. We know how to multi-task. Today's entry talks about gossip but doesn't dish any.   

Andy Murray got beat in round 1 by Jo-Wilifred Tsonga. Murray had a tumultuous off-season. He fired Brad Gilbert and continued to recover from the wrist injury that ruined 2007. Not a good start for baby McEnroe. The blog Black Tennis Pro's has a synopsis.

American Sam Querrey won his opener. He's the big-serving Californian who Davis Cup Captain Patrick McEnroe said needed to develop a better work ethic in order to compete consistently.

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