This Week in Tennis – 10/29
The Paris Indoors got underway today. I’ve written before how great the French System is so I won’t bore you again, but it is pretty cool that anyone can enter this tourney even your grandfather, but he has to win maybe 25 -30 matches in a row to face Federer in the Final.
Last week we had two winners and in Switzerland and Spain. In Valencia, Ferrer took out Dolgopolov 3 sets; no one plays harder than David. In Basel Del Potro beat Federer in a 3rd set tiebreak. After the match Del Potro said “You can’t wait, you have to go get the victory.” This is the key in any sport. You must play to win and not play to not lose. If you want to be a Champ, play without fear and just take the victory from your opponent. Especially is tennis you must be aggressive on his serve. Great Quote by Juan Martin. He will be very dangerous in London next week.
As we said the Paris Masters is this week, and everyone will be there except Nadal. The courts are very fast but all of the top guys except for maybe Ferrer are very good on carpet. Ferrer isn’t that bad but it’s not his favorite surface. Look for the usual top 4 or 5 guys to make the Semis. Others who may do well include John Isner, Richard Gasquet and Marin Cilic.
That’s pretty much it as most of the guys have their bags packed and except for the top 8 the offseason begins after they lose this week. There are always Satellites to be played year-round, but most of the top guys will get much needed rest and work on certain parts of their game, and get ready to go over to Australia at the end of December.
We know you want to Call up America’s Bookie and bet ,so start the week of right and take the Hometown guy Gilles Simon -150,who always plays well in France over Baghdatis today. See you later this week to talk about the Semis and Finals.
- Cornet, Hradecka land in Strasbourg finale
- Monaco, Nieminen reach Power Horse final
- Top seed Serena, Sharapova could meet in French final
- Nadal, Djokovic could meet in French semis
- Simon, Querrey fall in Nice; Monfils reaches semis
- Stephens falls in Brussels QFs
- Cornet reaches Strasbourg semis
- Querrey loses in Nice quarters
- Haas pulls out in Duesseldorf
- Simon, Querrey win; Isner exits Nice