US Open tennis at Flushing Meadows was a little wet with rain, but five-time Champion Roger Federer advanced beating the 5th seeded Robin Soderling.
Federer served up 18 aces, touched racquet to 64 percent of first serves, hammering 36 winners for a New York crowd, to beat Soderling 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. Novak Djokovic is who’ll Federer will play next.
“I’ve practiced my serve a whole lot my whole career. If I can’t serve in the wind I’ve got a problem. You can wake me up at 2 or 4 in the morning I can still hit serves,” said Roger after the match.
Soderling said, “He served much better than me. He’s a good wind player. He moves well. He’s always in the right places.”
Djokovic advanced with a 7-6 (2), 6-1, 6-2 win against 17th-seeded Gael Monfils of France.
“It might be the case that (I’ve) developed. Over time, you get experience playing in the different conditions, different situations,” said Djokovic.
A taut semi, is on court by the looks.
[Original news source: Sportscaster]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.11.10~
“That’s what you have to do against Federer,” said Justin Gimelstob, a Tennis Channel commentator and retired tennis pro.“You have to put pressure on him. You have to put power into his backhand. You’ve got to match his athleticism and movement. That’s where the sport is going.
“I call those players the new hybrid.”
In Clooney-like sporting fashion, the New York Times runs a story today, on how producing tennis players that can match Federer’s stamina and prowess on the court, is all about being over 6′ 2″. I don’t know about that, but you can read the story here.
Hybrid is the key word of the 2010′s. Everyone’s obsessed with it. I like fusion, it’s about cross-over, regardless of height. Did I ever mention that most people in L.A are quite short in stature. Because they are.
Of course all tennis players who are over 6 feet tall want to do is eat, eat and eat some more. Here’s what they eat.
[Photo: Tennis player Robin Soderling is described as a new hybrid breed of tennis player-athlete. He stands 6' 4" in height. Image courtesy of TT Tennis Warehouse. Soderling can be followed on Twitter here]. Pic captures above are: “had brunch at the boat house in central park today,” “ran into a legend yesterday,” “gone fishing,” and “did an interjvu on the beach this morning. “intervju” is swedish for interview. But I guess you figured that out already :-)” ].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.30.10~