Monday, June 22, 2009

2009 Wimbledon – Some Actions from Day 1

We’ve seen plenty of crazy things from the world of tennis during the last few months. World No.1 Rafael NADAL in a not so good situation and finally Roger FEDERER winning the only Grand Slam that have eluded him in the past. I’m sure that trend might just continue to the Grand Slam of Grass in Wimbledon.

Just to let you all know, that Rafa has withdrew from this year’s edition. Apparently the defending champion is still recovering from his knee injury. Could this be the best chance for FEDEX to surpass Pete SAMPRASS 14 Grand Slam titles? We will find out as the tournament progress as we do have plenty of supporters for the Swiss superstar here.

As for the Albiceleste camp, Day 1 didn’t look to be very promising as only one player from a possible six that manage to make it through to the next round.

Guillermo CANAS didn’t have much trouble seeing off compatriot Diego JUNQUEIRA in straight sets 6-1, 6-2 & 6-2. Where else Sergio ROITMAN has to retired in the third set in his match against 28th seed Mardy FISH.

Juan MONACO blew away a two sets lead against Spaniard Nicolas ALMAGRO, losing 6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 & 8-6. Another Argentine-Spanish encounter was between Agustin CALLERI and Guillermo Garcia LOPEZ in which, El Gordo went down in straight sets (6-2, 6-3 & 6-2). Lastly Maximo GONZALEZ was defeated by Ivo MINAR from the Czech Republic, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7 & 0-6.

With that, I’m sure everyone must be wondering where our biggest hope, Juan Martin DEL POTRO is. Well he will be action later in Day 2 against Frenchmen Arnaud CLEMENT.

Here are other actions that will take place on the same day.

Brian DABUL vs. Viktor TROICKI (SRB)
Eduardo SCHWANK vs. Stanislas WAWRINKA (SWI)
Martin Vassallo ARGUELLO vs. Pablo ANDUJAR (ESP)
Leonardo MAYER vs. Oscar HERNANDEZ (ESP)


Mohd said...

hope Del Potro will make it this time. he was unlucky against Federer in Roland Garos.

i think he is the best potential Argentina had in years, and he is still only we can look forward to him.

Mohd said...

Del Potro made a great start beating Clement

johnny said...

Dulko whips the blonde bombshell !