Realz

US Open 2013: Day 9

In Ana Ivanovic, Andy Murray, Carla Suarez Narravo, Ekaterina Makarova, Li Na, Lleyton Hewitt, Marcel Granollers, Mikhail Youzhny, Na Li, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Stanislas Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych, US Open, Victoria Azarenka on September 6, 2013 at 7:35 am
2008 French Open Ana Ivanovic showed up to play

2008 French Open Ana Ivanovic showed up to play

I am finally here at Day 9. Oh my, I thought I would never get here. There were some very interesting match ups on this day. First off, Vickie and Ana had to play their Round of 16 match. Now many of us do not have much faith in Ana Ivanovic as of late. Truth be told, she is known as Ivanovic the Terrible in these parts. However, Ana came out like a Trojan Horse in the first set; just filled with deadly surprises. She was on fire. Her forehand was clicking like the Ana of old and she was confident on the backhand. It was an amazing set of tennis from the Serb. Vickie did not have an answer to any of Ana’s questions out there. Soon the Serb had the 1st set wrapped up 6-4. However, Ivanovic the Terrible would not be denied the chance to show herself on court and she came in the 2nd set where the Belarusian quickly took the 2nd set 6-3. In the 3rd set, it was more competitive but Ana allowed herself to get down an early break and thus unable to recover from that. She broke Vickie as she initially served for the match. However, Ana could not hold it together to save break points on her serve thus unable to save her life in this match. Vickie dismissed her 4-6 6-3 6-4.

Then Ivanovic the Terrible showed up and it was a wrap after that

Then Ivanovic the Terrible showed up and it was a wrap after that

Vickie is quickly becoming a beast on tour. She even tried to come for Eva. You know Eva was not taking any business from her!

Vickie is quickly becoming a beast on tour. She even tried to come for Eva. You know Eva was not taking any business from her!

This is a shame because I do not think that Azarenka is playing great tennis to get this far. However, she is playing the big points very well. She will be facing Daniela Hantuchova in the quarters and the possibility of an Italian Pennetta/Vinci in the semis. What a Betty Crocker draw? It is not her fault anyway. For the past 2 years now, Petra Kvitova has been nowhere to be found. When Petra beat Azarenka at the end of the 2011 at the WTA year ending championships, I was so excited to see this matchup because I figured in 2012, they would be the one battling for majors. However, Petra thinks it more important to be off gallivanting behind Radek Stepanek’s @#$k instead of committing herself to serious tennis. In every press conference, she is offering up some piss poor excuse as to why she was thoroughly trashed by some lesser ranked player. We are tired of the excuses Petra. That match in 2011 was the last time Petra and Vickie faced each other. Vickie has yet to beat Petra as she is the ONLY leftie that Vickie cannot get past. Petra you need to get your life together.

Makarova trying for another upset at these championships

Makarova trying for another upset at these championships

In the two ladies quarterfinals played, LiNaLi found that she was having a tough time getting past Ekaterina Makarova. Like I said, Makarova is a very dangerous floater. However, she could not get the job done thrice/twice. (The jury is still out as to whether the 24th seed Makarova beating the 16th seed Sabine Lisicki earlier in the tournament actually counts as an upset). LiNaLi just got over the hurdle of taking the 1st set 6-4 mainly because Makarova is not a good server. LiNaLi has some gifts and one of which is that she can be quite powerful off the groundstrokes on both sides. Makarova unfortunately did not have her pick of spots as she did against Radwanska and mostly found herself scrambling for position. However, she was able to take the 2nd set 7-5.  Like Ana in the earlier match, Makarova got down early breaks in the 3rd and decisive set, giving LiNaLi enough of a breathing space to right her often times wayward ship. She closed out the match 6-2 in the 3rd set. This is LiNaLi’s first US Open semis and she will face none other than the Serenanator.

Yeah I am heading to the US Open semis

Yeah I am heading to the US Open semis

The Serenanator was on like a boiled corn in her match up against Carla Suarez-Navarro. It was the Spaniard’s birthday but she got no love nor present from the American unless you count two warm and toasty bagels. Suarez-Navarro failed to win a single game her in match going down 0-6 0-6. She is a good player but in this match, she simply failed to do anything of substance to make any sort of impression on the American game. It was not as though the Serenanator was playing superb tennis; she did not have to as Carla was just lackadaisical out there all night. Interestingly enough, this is Suarez-Navarro’s 3rd bagel set compliments Williams. She was bagelled in the 1st round of Doubles. Carlo boy, that is a lot of carbs. You need to slow down. Anyway Serena moves on to face LiNaLi. They met earlier this summer and the American came out the victor. Should be an interesting matchup though I expect the American to come out on top. However, anything can happen in sports. I just do not want Li to get to the finals and just fail again as she did against Azarenka in this year’s Open final. Also I am really not interested in seeing Carlos Rodriguez profiting in the least. I think he is just a vile man. He needs to go into retirement like his previous charge.

Happy Birthday chico! The 1st bagel is from me and the 2nd one compliments Venus

Happy Birthday chico! The 1st bagel is from me and the 2nd one compliments Venus

1 S. Williams 6 6
18 C. Suarez Navarro 0 0
5 N. Li 6 5 6
24 E. Makarova 4 7 2
2 V. Azarenka 4 6 6
13 A. Ivanovic 6 3 4

For me the best match of the day was a men’s match and that was the contest between Lleyton Hewitt and Mikhail Youzhny. It was a really good match. Both men are in their 30’s and I am very much surprised to have learnt that Youzhny is married with a son. WTF? How did I miss this? Hewitt is also married with two children. We all know how his lil story went…break Kimmie’s heart and moving onto Becky. Anyway, Youzhny won the 1st set 6-3 and was up an early break in the 2nd set. I was excited because I thought finally someone was going to knock this fool out of the Open. It is no secret in the least that I am not a fan of Hewitt. I know that he gets off on people hating him. However, I have to admire his gumption for sticking with this sport. From all estimation, he is like the bionic man at this point. He has metal in his knee if I am not mistaken. You would think he would humble himself and spend time with Becky/Beth or whatever her name is and the kids. He really irks me.

Hewitt only needs an inch and then suddenly, he a yard ahead

Hewitt only needs an inch and then suddenly, he a yard ahead

Anyway to the tennis, so Youzhny is up a set and a break and then he got Russian. You know how I feel about the stability of Russians and now that Vladimir Putin is on some “Gay Campaign” to rip all “gayness” from Russian society, my point about them is even stronger. Next thing you know, Hewitt has taken the 2nd and 3rd set with a 4-1 lead I think in the 4th. Hewitt is close to getting to his 1st US Open quarters since 2006. I was not liking this at all. However, Youzhny got his life together and stormed back to take the next 6 games which included taking the set 6-4 and an early break in the 5th.

Youzhny found it difficult to stay ahead against Hewitt

Youzhny found it difficult to stay ahead against Hewitt

However, he could not consolidate the break and soon found himself down 2-5. Hewitt was on it again. I was really surprise that Youzhny was allowing Hewitt to dominate so easily seeing that Hewitt’s serve is pathetic compare to others on tour and he has to work a point over to win. He is barely able to dictate any of the points. None of his shots is seemingly big. Anyway, like I said before, Youzhny was not about to let this chance to get to another US Open quarters disappear and rallied to take the next 5 games as well the match. 6-3 3-6 6-7 6-4 7-5 Youzhny.

The Russian came back roaring in both the 4th and 5th sets

The Russian came back roaring in both the 4th and 5th sets

Granollers sitting down to let those 2 bagels digest

Granollers sitting down to let those 2 bagels digest

Meanwhile, Djoker treated Marcel Granollers as though he was a crunchy granola bar as he munched him down 6-3 6-0 6-0. Djoker is really playing well this tournament. However, I do not doubt his mental fortitude in the earlier rounds, it is his attitude against the very top that becomes problematic. His actions in the 2012 French Open and US Open finals as well 2013 French Open semis and then the Wimbledon final showed me that he cannot hang to the bitter end. He has been punking out of these big matches as of late in particular against Divadal. I cannot deal which such attitude because right about now, a Novak Djokovic 2013 US Open champ is the only thing left to save my US Open on the men’s side. Unless of course, Youzhny or Gasquet can win the whole thing. That would be just FANTASTIC!!! But RealzTenisFanz has to keeps it realz and Youzhny or Gasquet winning the US Open is as likely as me winning the lottery soon.

Istomin was on it early on in the match

Istomin was on it early on in the match

Lochness Monster was hungry and so could not concentrate

Lochness Monster was hungry and so could not concentrate

The other two matches Murray v Denis Istomin was also interesting as the Uzbekistani took the 1st set in a breaker having failed to serve it out at 5-4.  However, he wilted in the 2nd set to lose it 1-6. In the 3rd and 4th sets, he was far more competitive but was able to get that crucial combo of a break and a hold in succession something Murray was able to do garnering him another trip to the US Open quarters. Murray 6-7 6-1 6-4 6-4. Wawrinka v Berdych was another good match up. I am not a fan of Berdych and I so enjoy seeing him self-destruct. Though he has been able to peg Mr. Federer at crucial points in his career (2004 Olympics and at two majors) However, Wawrinka was on it last night. He did not allow himself to get dismayed by Berdych winning the 1st set 6-3. Berdych was hitting some monster balls. He was bludgeoning the ball and looked to be in impeccable form though those hideous shorts he was wearing, were killing me. Wawrinka came back roaring to take the 2nd set 6-1 and despite being up 5-3 in the 3rd set and again 6-5 with chances to serve for the set, he lost that lead. Nonetheless, the Swiss did not dwell in the negative space and took the 3rd set in the breaker. In the 4th set, Wawrinka shut the door promptly of any Berdych comeback when he took the last 4 games of the match. 3-6 6-1 7-6 6-2 Wawrinka.

Munching on humble pie is Berdych in those ridiculous looking shorts

Munching on humble pie is Berdych in those ridiculous looking shorts

Wawrinka showing good form thus far at these Championships. Soon he'll be the number 1 Swiss player

Wawrinka showing good form thus far at these Championships. Soon he’ll be the number 1 Swiss player

So it will be Wawrinka v Murray and Djokovic v Youzhny in the top half men’s draw in the quarters.

3 A. Murray 6 6 6 6
D. Istomin 7 1 4 4
5 T. Berdych 6 1 6 2
9 S. Wawrinka 3 6 8 6  
1 N. Djokovic 6 6 6  
M. Granollers 3 0 0
21 M. Youzhny 6 3 6 6 7
L. Hewitt 3 6 7 4 5
Double trouble and Double mess

Double trouble and Double mess

I have no idea who he is but he gets some hottie points for sure

I have no idea who he is but he gets some hottie points for sure

I have no idea who he is either

I have no idea who he is either

If Eva keeps fcuking with me, I'm gonna be all over @$$ with this racquet

If Eva keeps fcuking with me, I’m gonna be all over @$$ with this racquet

I just want to tell you once again.  I don't like you. I don't like your face, your hair and definitely don't like you for my son.

I just want to tell you once again. I don’t like you. I don’t like your face, your hair and definitely don’t like you for my son.

Say what Judy?

Say what Judy?

Just smile itch...you better not say shite to Andy or else I am cutting that hair and sell it as weave to Serena. And you know I would!

Just smile itch…you better not say shite to Andy or else I am cutting that hair and sell it as weave to Serena. And you know I would!

Idina Menzel, we're gonna have to say this outfit is just WICKED and you need to carted off this jail. WTF?? I would have avoided the cameras. Not cute

Idina Menzel, we’re gonna have to say this outfit is just WICKED and you need to carted off this jail. WTF?? I would have avoided the cameras. Not cute

Why is she even in public?

Why is she even in public?

He's not even talking and I can still smell his foul breathe.... I can't

He’s not even talking and I can still smell his foul breathe…. I can’t. Meanwhile, all the cute boys are behind me and I am stuck being the faghag with dragon breathe.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: