I’m blogging? Damn it feels good to be a gangster.
It’s true, I haven’t forgotten about this place. I’ve just been so damn busy, I’ve had to awkwardly place it aside and hope no one’s noticed. Regardless, I’ll have lots of time in December to attempt to entertain you/remind you of my existence with some year wrap-up posts, some lists, and some fun stuff. I hope to watch a solid amount of London next week too, since it’s at a pretty reasonable time for me. In the meantime…
Nalby/Muzz on a Wednesday? Yes please.
There’s something special about Nalby knowing that he’s playing better than his opponent, and his ability to pick them apart regardless of the surface. It’s got to be heaven for coaches. “Yes, be aggressive. Down the line? Perfect. Wow, I didn’t even think of that.”
There’s something equally as special as watching top 4 Andy Murray play, dumb, defensive tennis.
In the end, Muzz got his business together, got attacking, and got Nalby headcasing late in sets, and that was pretty well the match. As much as something could be said for Nalby’s collapse, we have to realize that Muzz is still the favourite, and his ability to get his head in the game, get on the attack, and play consistent and generally attacking tennis outside of his comfort zone on a psycho slick surface is impressive.
Next up for Andy is Marin. Last time they played?
Yeah. Marin made the semis of a slam. This year. Wot?
Overall, the draw is looking fun and Andy and Fed look like they’re on a crash course for a semi showdown barring any sort of freak accident. The other half, however, is a bit more stacked and features some great matchups. Definitely a nice draw and tourney to throw down right before the year ending WTF and Davis Cup final.