Rollin’ in China
Posted by Ana under: Shanghai
Apart from Rafa’s loss everything went like expected in Shanghai.
Federer, Muzz, Nole, Jo and Pico scored straight set wins.
It was Nole’s 50th win of the year. He absolutely crushed Richie. You take out the heat and the Serbian seems a completely different player. By reaching quarterfinals Muzz qualified for London. Pico is in his 2nd QF in Masters 1000 Event this year. I always have the same feeling when watching Fed coming back after being absent for a while…he never left. Still makes tennis look effortless. Finally, I didn’t expect Jo to be this strong after so much time away. I missed him and I’m happy he’s healthy again.
Tomas lost to Garcia-Lopez, but I can’t say I was totally surprised because he’s been sick for the past days. Surprisingly, GarLo is only Spaniard left in the draw.
Soderling beat Ferrer in straight sets, avenging last week defeat in Beijing. It was a tight match match with a few breaks of serve. The Swedish prevailed at the end and is close to qualify for the WTF for the 2nd time.
Quarterfinal matches promise to be at least interesting. I’ll try not to miss Soderling vs Federer and Muzz vs Tsonga.
On a side note. What the hell is wrong with people? You have a Masters 1000 Event with the entire Top 20 and there’s no one in the stands. They are empty most of the time. Get yourself together, for reals.