So Twitter is down, which means I’ll be recapping the matches over here.
1:33pm: Tomic v Fish. “Bernie Tomic is a junkballer.” I’ve heard that so many times and now that I’m watching him play, I understand it. It’s not to say he’s untalented, because the 18-yr old has talent in spades. I just abhor the BH slices—whenever I see a player resort to endless BH slices, I sense they’re short on ideas. Currently at a set-all.
1:35pm: Switching over to Beijing, where Berdych v Verdasco is about to start. Giggle. Snort. For the record, I love watching both players when they’re on. Which may explain why I’ve lost track of them since the beginning of this year. I’m picking Berdych to take this. Fernando’s dressed like a plum today. Goodness, Berdych has a goatee?! I change my mind. Fernando, please win this today. You can do it!
Twitter’s on again so I must depart. I actually won’t be able to watch any of these matches in their entirety, but I ask any/all readers to send good feelings to Tomic and Fernando! Fer was up a break and then promptly got broken back. See, it’s fun already!
3:30pm (Update): After holding on so well, Tomic lost the third set 6-1 to Fish. As for Fer, he managed 1 game total in a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Berdych. Clearly, my mid-match recaps are not good for tennis. Also, Fernando? I think it’s time you found a proper full-time coach. Your serve was not working today, but your shot-making was poor as well. A coach may not solve all those problems, but he/she could only help you at this point.