Whatever Asia. I get home to see Rafa take the second set, see Old Man Ljubs is wrapping up his leg, go and make my coffee, come back, and suddenly Rafa has a sweater on and is signing my computer. WTF Mr. Clean? I was all excited to see an exciting third set, but noooo. This is the eight retirement for the tournament, which surely must be some sort of new insane record (and while I’m on it, there were retirements in 2 of the 4 QFs in Osaka). I did catch a little bit of the Nole/Gilles match too, the end, seemed like a pretty competitive match, Nole came out in 3, and is into the semis, which is pretty well going to give him a strangle hold on his usual third spot in the rankings.
WTF is this? Feli had to qualify just to get into a tournament last week and now he makes a semis of a Masters event? I know we’re down Muzz and Fed, but this is a bit insane. Koala The Bear defeated Steps The Sex in three, and continues his mad hot streak that he’s been on. I’m pretty well assuming he’s going to be qualifying for the YEC, he’s been absolutely tearing shit up of late. So that means Koala/Nole, and pretty boys Rafa/Feli for your semis. Also:
RAFAEL NADAL SHIRTLESS. GET ME LOTS OF HITS. RAGH.