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DC: All-American Semis

Posted by gauloises1 on August 8, 2009

So yeah, the other side of the draw still exists.

Andy Roddick beat Ivo Karlovic 76(4) 76(5) in a strange match that included breaks of serve on both sides, more than once.

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I thought Andy was playing pretty well, actually. What did surprise me was that there was a bit of needle, which I don’t think occurs very often in an Ivo match. Maybe after whatever Blake said to him at the net in Davis Cup, he wasn’t inclined to put up with anything from any other Americans? I don’t know, rampant speculation.

Anyway, good win for Andy. He’ll play John Isner, who defeated Tomas Berdych 63 67(10) 62. I’m a bit puzzled about this to be honest. I went to bed with Isner (yuck) up a set and a break and Berdych having completely imploded. I can’t imagine how he won the second set. Maybe he just wanted to make his loyal fans suffer that little bit more? I don’t know.

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So we have two North Americans in one semi and two South Americans in the other. Hmmm. I know which continent wins the hotness battle. I’m just saying.

Today’s OOP:

1 p.m: Marius Frysztenberg / Marcin Matkowski vs. Travis Parrott / Filip Polasek
Not before 3 p.m: Juan Martin del Potro vs. Fernando Gonzalez
7 p.m: Andy Roddick vs. John Isner
Martin Damm / Robert Lindstedt vs. Daniel Nestor / Nenad Zimonjic

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