>- Unsurprisingly Australia has taken a 1-0 lead over Japan with Lleyton Hewitt. Hewitt beat Tatsuma Ito (ATP world ranking 272) 6-3, 6-3, 6-2. Carsten Ball, who has recently been in hospital with a staph infection, is currently up 2 sets to love in his rubber.
- Juan Monaco has revealed on Facebook that he has been receiving treatment for a mysterious injury with FC Madrid’s doctors using kinesiology techniques. Kinesiology aims to treat body imbalances and frequently in tennis includes kinesio tape. K-tape is a fantastic tape that can aid muscle length and strength significantly while improving function and reducing pain. Once you’ve learnt the technique (and if you know your anatomy) it’s quite easy to use.
“Since last saturday I´m in Madrid, hasving kinesiology sessions with FC Real Madrid doctors, thanks to my friend GAGO, who plays there. Also I´m training a lot to make de best in Madrid´s MASTERS 100 and in ROLAND GARROS” – Juan Monaco
- Noval Djokovic has won his match against Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-4, securing a place in the quarterfinals of his tournament, The Serbia Open, in the process.