Following Toronto (which Novak won, defeating poor Reeshie in straight sets), Tipsy has reclaimed the no. 8 ranking. While both DelPo and Tipsy defended their Canadian points, DelPo lost his points from last year because he received a bye this year. This puts Tipsy ahead by 15 points. Both DelPo and Tipsy are defending R2 points in Cincy. Looking at the draw, I would cautiously say that DelPo’s chances of reaching the QF are not half-bad (he faces the winner of Nalby-Haas in R2. If he wins that match, a potentially tough encounter with Lleyton Hewitt, the veteran who keeps rising, looms in R3. If he wins that one, a potential match with another veteran Roddick, or Muzz, awaits).
Tipsy has a potential clash with Marin Cilic in R3. I may have overlooked the Marin-ator for the better part of this year, but I am confident in his abilities to make things right. Make things right, Marin-ator.
DelPo has landed in Cincy, therefore we can safely assume he is ready to play:
Arlene (@FitLen) August 12, 2012
Also, I thought I’d share this photo of DelPo in Argentina, with his bronze medal. Just because. So many emotions on a blank face: