“This is one of the best weeks of my life”. I bet it is, Muzz.
As you all know it hasn’t been the easiest season for Andy. After the AO final he seemed to have lost his confidence and results didn’t come as expected. He had an awful clay season and once again failed to reach the final in Wimbledon. So, it’s actually nice to have him back. And smiling.
I wasn’t expecting much from him considering the draw (Rafa’s half, Sod’s quarter and Nalby somewhere in the middle of that mess), but I’m glad to have been proven wrong. He played some amazing tennis during this week.
Muzz won his first ATP title of the year and is the first player to win back-to-back Canadian titles since Agassi in 1994-95.
It wasn’t an amazing and exciting final. Weather didn’t help and the match was suspended due to rain a couple of times. There were five service breaks and a lot of unforced errors in the 1st set, but Muzz eventually prevailed. He blew another break lead in the 2nd set but broke Federer at 5-all closing out the match on his first chance.
He defends his title and ranking by beating Federer and Nadal along the way (first time he did it) without dropping a set! Many of you might say Roger is not at his best or Rafa’s not as good on hard courts, but you have to give him credit. Did I mention he also beat Nalby? Yep, dude just got back from an injury but was also playing some high quality tennis. This is huge and I’m sure Andy is facing Cincinnati and most importantly US Open with renewed confidence. Even though you might not be a fan, this is great for the sport.
Cincinnati has already started and as the 4th seed he gets a 1st round bye. I’m really curious to see how he’ll handle things after winning Rogers Cup. The ranking is at stake with Soderling really close to the #4 spot and depending on results from both, USO seeding might change.