Thursday, May 27, 2010

Round 2: Fognini upsets Monfils, Murray survives again

In a stunning turn of events, Fabio Fognini, upset the 13th seed Gael Monfils, in a five set, come from behind victory, that lasted over 4 hours. Initially, it looked like Fognini, would be no match for the Frenchman. He quickly fell behind, two sets to love but the Italian, refused to give in and mounted a comeback to bring the match to 2 sets all. Late in the fifth set Fognini, had two match points, but he couldn't put Monfils away. Then the match was suspended at 5-all due to rain and the players, had to come back the following day, to finish up. Once play resumed, Fognini, played brilliantly, coming up with some epic drop shot winners. Despite being ranked 92 in the world he completely out-performed Monfils, breaking his serve at 7-8, to seal the victory.

This was a crazy match, I think the tournament organizers made a mistake by allowing it to continue into the night, where neither player could see the ball. They definitely should have stopped it sooner. Aside from that, it was very entertaining.

Andy Murray, was tested in his match against Juan Ignacio Chela. The Argentine, took the second set in a tie-break, before being overwhelmed by the world #4. Murray played a solid match but still hit too many unforced errors. I'm hoping that he extra sets, won't take their toll on him. I'd really like to see a Murray vs Federer semi, but it may not happen if he continues to struggle against the early round opponents.

Speaking of Roger, I know that I promised to review his match against Allejandro Falla, but unfortunately, I didn't get to see it!!!:( So, it turns out that I won't be able to give too much insight as to how Roger is playing. He seems, to be doing good, he hasn't dropped a set in his first two matches. Hopefully, next time I'll be able to watch the match and give an opinion on it.XP

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