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US Open 2013: Day 2

In Ana Ivanovic, Andrea Petkovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Daniel Evans, Dominika Cibulkova, Donald Young, Flavia Pennetta, Gael Monfils, Grigor Dimitrov, Jerzy Janowicz, John Isner, Juan Monaco, Milos Raonic, Nadia Petrova, Nicolas Almagro, Novak Djokovic, Petra Kvitova, Roberta Vinci, Roger Federer, Sam Stosur, Sara Errani, Tennis, Tomas Berdych, Tommy Haas, US Open, Victoria Azarenka, Victoria Duval on August 28, 2013 at 8:09 am
Things are well on their way at the Open. Day 2 was favourable weather

Things are well on their way at the Open. Day 2 was favourable weather

This entry is going to be a very very quick one. I am trying to stay on top of everything out here and really trying to discipline myself to be more focus because I lose a lot of time. So on Day 2 nothing of consequence happened per se. The USTA and the weather allowed all scheduled singles matches to be played including all incomplete matches from Day 1. I am not sure about the doubles event but then again, I hardly check on that end of the tournament. Some interesting results on the men’s side: Americans Jock Sock and Donald Young are through to the 2nd round. Young decimated his opponent, dropping just 2 games in the entire match and Sock was holding his own against an ailing Petzschner and got through when the German finally retired down 2-5 in the 3rd set.

Hold the applause please! I have a lot of catching up to do at this year's open

Hold the applause please! I have a lot of catching up to do at this year’s open

By the way, while I have your attention, let me just say this. Mr. Federer is ranked 7 in the world. Yes 7 as in the number after 6 and before 8. Whenever I hear the number 7 and Mr. Federer in the same sentence, I think they are talking about 17 major titles, or 7 Wimbledon titles or even winning 7 matches at a major to win the title but never 7 and his ATP ranking. You know my heart almost failed. However, Mr. Federer has had a miserable year thus far. I think he may have won 1 title and his 2nd round loss at Wimbledon after being the defending champion coupled with his dismal performance in Europe thereafter to find his confidence. What he found at Gstaad and Hamburg were beatdowns at the hands of players he ordinarily eat up for a snack. He lost to Divadal in 3 sets in Cincinnati. So if there is ever a time Mr. Federer needs a miracle, it is here in NYC at the Open and you know I would be right here praying along with him.

Will it be the Djoker or Djuggernaut who shows up at this year's US Open?

Will it be the Djoker or Djuggernaut who shows up at this year’s US Open?

Lurch

Lurch

Beetlejuice is BACK!!!

Beetlejuice is BACK!!!

The usual suspects on the men’s side came and conquered. Mr. Federer of course, Djoker who was looking as polished as ever, Milos Raonic of Canada even Sam Querry  and John Isner got things going their way. Other winners include Tomas Berdych aka Lurch and Tommy “Head and Shoulders” Haas. Gael Monfils aka Beetlejuice is looking fit as fiddle as he breezed through his match 6-1 6-2 6-0. Hopefully he is fully back on the tour; no injuries and no foolish heroics on the court.

Nicolas Almagro yet another wayward on tour since the dawning of Divadal

Nicolas Almagro yet another wayward on tour since the dawning of Divadal

Undoubtedly there were those who saw it fit to slow the party. Jerzy Janowicz, the 14th seed, who I had high hopes for at these championships was ailing with his back and was dismissed in 3 sets. 28th seed Juan Monaco and 15th seed Nicolas Almagro were also bounced early from these games. Monaco may have been hurt but as for Almagro, this result is simply indicative of the sucky level of play he has been producing for a while now. I do not know what his deal is but he needs to get his life together.

I almost forgot that Mr. Sugapova, Grigor Dimitrov lost in 4 sets to a Portuguese hottie Joao Sousa in 5 sets.

I don't know if it is too much sugar in his diet but Mr. Sugapova needs to his life together. He also needs to burn his shirt because it is giving me a seizure right now

I don’t know if it is too much sugar in his diet but Mr. Sugapova needs to his life together. He also needs to burn his shirt because it is giving me a seizure right now

See Men’s Day 2 results below.

T. Kamke

64

6

79

6

S. Johnson

77

4

67

2

N. Djokovic

6

6

6

R. Berankis

1

2

2

J. Vesely

2

2

78

5

D. Kudla

6

6

66

7

T. Berdych

6

6

6

P. Lorenzi

1

4

1

J. Monaco

4

2

0

F. Mayer

6

6

3

B. Becker

6

3

6

6

L. Rosol

3

6

3

4

D. Young

6

6

6

M. Klizan

1

0

1

N. Almagro

3

1

6

3

D. Istomin

6

6

4

6

T. Haas

6

6

6

P. Mathieu

4

4

1

J. Sock

77

3

5

P. Petzschner

62

6

2

Y. Lu

6

77

6

D. Gimeno-Traver

4

65

3

R. Federer

6

6

7

G. Zemlja

3

2

5

S. Giraldo

3

6

78

4

2

C. Berlocq

6

3

66

6

6

S. Querrey

77

4

6

6

G. Pella

63

6

1

2

R. Dutra Silva

4

3

711

6

712

V. Pospisil

6

6

69

2

610

J. Isner

6

6

6

F. Volandri

0

2

3

On the ladies side, things were also relatively quiet. Of course Petra Kvitova was dropping a set to some no name but she found herself and won in 3 sets. Petra has played 60 matches for the year and literally half of them have been 3 setters. It seems as it is all very true that she and Radek Stepanek are now an item. Petra I am telling you gurl, do not be a stupid itch….Leave that penis alone. It is addling your brains and clearly affecting your game. Soon he will have you barefoot and pregnant.

Oh Petra! Petra! Petra! Gurl get your life together

Oh Petra! Petra! Petra! Gurl get your life together

Vickie just killed her match as she double bagelled her opponent as did Sara Errani. Rumour has it that Errani and her doubles partner Roberta Vinci have a falling out. Leave it to women to always spoil a good partnership over some stupid bullshit. Anyway, there were some interesting match ups on Day 2 including Christina McHale v Julia Georges. The American won in straight sets 6-4 6-3. I think it is time we call off the search party who is looking for Julia to find her way on tour. We can officially call this one a non-factor at this point. Georges simply does not have what it takes to make a big name for herself. She is coming off as mediocre to the nth degree; scarcely worth mentioning these days.

Vickie I do not know who told you this lil number was a good idea but I'm gonna have to correct that let you know, this skirt is an EPIC FAIL. Go back to the pom pom shorts

Vickie I do not know who told you this lil number was a good idea but I’m gonna have to correct that let you know, this skirt is an EPIC FAIL. Go back to the pom pom shorts

Anywho, another interesting match was Bojana Jovanovski v Andrea Petkovic. They both share similar ethnic background who different nationalities. Petkovic is trying to find her game again but she will have to look for it elsewhere because it is not going to be found here at this year’s US Open. Bojana was all over her 6-2 6-4 in this match and Andrea just made far too many unforced errors.

Roberta, we spoke about making these faces outside in public. This is not okay! Look what you did to Daniela

Roberta, we spoke about making these faces outside in public. This is not okay! Look what you did to Daniela

OMG, I'm a gonna throw up

OMG, I’m a gonna throw up

Some other winners of the day included Roberta Vinci, her countrywoman Flavia Pennetta, Daniela Hantucova, Ana Ivanovic who looked surprising not terrible in her 1st round match and also Moaning Mona Barthel. There were several upsets including that of the 20th, 17th and the 11th seed; Nadia Petrova, Dominika Cibulkova and Sam Stosur respectively. Nadia we are not really surprised that she lost and in straight sets too, which perhaps might be the only unexpected bit. However, she has been well off the plot for a long long time. Cibulkova, she can be either very hot or very cold. She knows no mid range and obviously she was very cold at this late summer slam. Sam Stosur on the other hand. Well, I do not even know what to say about her. She has great success here at the Open. She beat the Serenanator in 2011 and convincingly too but these days she is off in the outbacks of her mind. However, this summer, I thought she was getting her life together. She beat Vickie in California and for sure, I said, watch out for Sam at the Open. But you know how Sam is. She does everything to defy all expectations of her.

Victoria Duval in action against Sam Stosur

Victoria Duval in action against Sam Stosur

She played the young and upcoming American Victoria Duval who got her @$$ handed to her by Kim Clijsters in her last win at the Open in 2012. However, this year, Duval made sure she was not going to serve as a prop for Sam’s performance. She found Sam on every single point throughout the match and it paid dividends for her. She showed her “immaturity” at many stages of the match but in the end, she showed a level of steely nerves that I hope will carry her through to bigger and better things. She won 5-7 6-4 6-4. The last couple of games in the match were particularly tough but she held on. I can only hope that the US media does not kill this girl with hype.

This will undoubtedly be one of the memorable moments of this year's championships. Victoria Duval. Now can we all agree to protect her from the crazy US media hype?

This will undoubtedly be one of the memorable moments of this year’s championships. Victoria Duval. Now can we all agree to protect her from the crazy US media hype?

Anyway here are most of the ladies results.

2

V. Azarenka

6

6

 
D. Pfizenmaier

0

0

 
 

21

S. Halep

4

6

6

 
H. Watson

6

4

2

 
 

27

S. Kuznetsova

6

7

 
M. Burdette

3

5

 
 
S. Peng

6

6

 
Y. Meusburger

3

4

 
 
T. Pironkova

3

3

 
A. Riske

6

6

 
 
A. Wozniak

7

77

 
V. Dolonc

5

65

 
 
D. Vekic

77

4

6

 
M. Duque-Marino

65

6

2

 
 

28

M. Barthel

6

6

 
J. Larsson

1

4

 
 

11

S. Stosur

7

4

4

 
V. Duval

5

6

6

 
 

4

S. Errani

6

6

 
O. Rogowska

0

0

 
 

20

N. Petrova

3

4

 
J. Glushko

6

6

 
 
M. Sanchez

5

2

 
D. Hantuchova

7

6

 
 
C. Scheepers

2

6

6

 
C. Simmonds

6

2

1

 
 

17

D. Cibulkova

4

3

 
E. Svitolina

6

6

 
 
M. Lucic-Baroni

4

4

 
S. Vickery

6

6

 
 

26

A. Cornet

6

6

 
M. Koehler

3

2

 

This is how you look when you on court and stuffing your face with a double bagel. (Vickie's 1st round opponent)

This is how you look when you on court and stuffing your face with a double bagel. (Vickie’s 1st round opponent)

See this is how Ivanovic The Terrible and I are always at odds with each other. She should be concentrating on her on court game instead of holding court with these men who have absolutely no interest in tennis and are just thinking about how they can pitch a "group play" session with all 4 of them to her

See this is how Ivanovic The Terrible and I are always at odds with each other. She should be concentrating on her on court game instead of holding court with these men who have absolutely no interest in tennis and are just thinking about how they can pitch a “group play” session with all 4 of them to her

Can we just for a moment talk about this piece? WTF? is that a panty outline/silhouette on this thing? I mean seriously?

Can we just for a moment talk about this piece? WTF? is that a panty outline/silhouette on this thing? I mean seriously?

Rory has to shield his eyes from this filth

Rory has to shield his eyes from this filth

Maybe this is sleep deprivation at work here but I swear, Monfils is looking more put together....less Beetlejuicish here

Maybe this is sleep deprivation at work here but I swear, Monfils is looking more put together….less Beetlejuicish here

Oh yes... Daniel Evans is shirtless... yessssssss

Oh yes… Daniel Evans is shirtless… yessssssss

You know he's thinking about me right here

You know he’s thinking about me right here

See we have a problem here. This bushy tail rat got tickets to the US Open and I don't. WTF??

See we have a problem here. This bushy tail rat got tickets to the US Open and I don’t. WTF??

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