DC: Elf Through, Marin Out
Posted by gauloises1 on August 5, 2009
OK, first of all, what’s with dropping a set to Lu? What exactly is up with that? Oh, well. At least he won.
And WHAT is up with that “cut here” line across his chest? It’s like the groping shirt, but if you want to dismember him. Much less fun.
Boss beat Nico Lapentti in three sets (including a bagel) and Ernie maintained his proud streak of second round losses. The big shock of the day was Somdev Devvarman knocking out my man Marin in straight sets. Somdev Devvarman. Straight sets.
I blame the girlfriend.
Singles – Second Round
 J Del Potro (ARG) d Y Lu (TPE) 46 63 62
[Q] S Devvarman (IND) d  M Cilic (CRO) 75 64
 T Berdych (CZE) d E Gulbis (LAT) 62 76(6)
 T Haas (GER) d F Dancevic (CAN) 61 46 64
Singles – First Round
[Q] S de Chaunac (FRA) d D Istomin (UZB) 63 76(7)
B Becker (GER) d R Ginepri (USA) 76(3) 67(1) 76(4)
J Ferrero (ESP) d [LL] N Lapentti (ECU) 64 67(5) 60
R Schuettler (GER) d L Mayer (ARG) 61 36 76(5)
Doubles – First Round
 D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d J Coetzee (RSA) / J Erlich (ISR) 43 ret. (Erlich – right arm)
 M Bhupathi (IND) / M Knowles (BAH) d M Mirnyi (BLR) / A Ram (ISR) 76(6) 26 10-7
[WC] C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt (AUS) d  B Soares (BRA) / K Ullyett (ZIM) 46 75 12-10 – saved 2 M.P.
M Damm (CZE) / R Lindstedt (SWE) d L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) 75 75
F Gonzalez (CHI) / T Robredo (ESP) d [WC] J Isner (USA) / S Querrey (USA) 36 76(5) 10-6
S Huss (AUS) / R Hutchins (GBR) d [Alt] M Melo (BRA) / A Sa (BRA) 61 64
Wednesday’s OOP here. Roddick plays his first match against Becker, Tsonga plays Isner, and Boss plays Robredo. Fun stuff.