Mardy Fish had a great 2011. He made a lot of progress and showed he is deserving of a top ten ranking with a consistently high level of play. So far 2012 has not been Mardy’s year.
Today Fish was handily beaten by Colombian Alejandro Falla 6-7, 3-6, 6-7 and freely expressed his irritation that Falla was treated for cramps at the change of ends.
Falla is the same intermittently brilliant player who looked set to throw Roger Federer out of Wimbledon in the first round in 2010 before he realised he was about to beat The Great One in straight sets and choked. Read more
To break the lengthy draw analysis in two parts I have separated the explanation about what’s at stake for the big boys Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic and what to look for in the early rounds into another post (click here).
If we look at the draw as a whole it’s hard to look beyond Federer as champion. Read more
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While Roger Federer barely survived his first round match against Alejandro Falla, two other big names struggled to fin a way through to the second round. Nikolay Davydenko and Novak Djokovic eventually came through their five set matches while Andy Roddick was on cruise control, comfortably winning his straigth sets win over Rajeev Ram. Read more
Roger Federer has progressed through to the second round of Wimbledon, but he has not done so unscathed. It was never Roger’s match to win. Instead it was Alejandro Falla who came out firing while Federer struggled to find his range, making error after error. It was Falla’s match to lose, and sadly he did. Read more
Swiss world number one Roger Federer has safely moved through to the third round after defeating Colombian Alejandro Falla 7-6, 6-2, 6-4. Falla and Federer had played twice before, with the Swiss winning both.
As the match started Federer looked casual, almost as if he was at a practice session. He moved easily, quickly and gracefully around the court, while Falla absorbed the pace of Federer and soon began serving intelligently, denying Federer any chances… Read more