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Cincinnati: Four Become One

Posted by gauloises1 on August 24, 2009

Sorry about the lack of bloggage this weekend (it’s like roughage, but not as good for you). I was doing some very important drinking and watching of the cricket. Who won, you ask? England I THANK YOU.

Anyway. While I was drinking Pimms, heckling the Aussies and killing brain cells at a rate of knots, some stuff seems to have happened.

Apparently this …

fed3muzz2

… became this …

muzz

And this …

rafanole

… became this …

nole3

… became this …

nole

… and ended in this …

fed trophy

Pithy or what? I should really start a blog or something.

Anyway, concision seems to have been the order of the day as unless I’m very much mistaken, all these things happened in straight sets. Madness.

Congratulations to Fed on his sixteenth Masters series title. That’s an ominous number, eh?

6 Responses to “Cincinnati: Four Become One”

  1. irefusetotellyou said

    Looks like he’s staring right into my soul in the last picture.

    Really a quite anticlimactic (that’s a word, right?) Final …

  2. AmyLu said

    I’m really hoping I don’t witness another 16 take place live, but after this weekend, I’m pretty resigned to the fact it’s going to happen.

    I was really impressed with Fed yesterday. For the first time, I felt like a Fed/Murray match was played entirely on Fed’s terms. He played incredibly well. He was on fire in the first set today against Djokovic, and then came back a little bit, but Nole couldn’t capitalize. Nole, quite simply, was missing way too much. It’s not good to miss against Federer to begin with, but it’s especially not a good idea when he’s in top form.

  3. northcay said

    You’re really good, G. Super love your blog!!!

  4. jb (so the gloom not so lucky...) said

    well – Fed did come out firing against both andy m and nole. surprised the heck out of me, i can imagine it was a bit of a shock to the boyos too.

    i did think it was good the way they both pulled themselves together though in the second; they could easily have gone melty but they didn’t. was also VERY impressed with Nole’s ending points at net, he’s looking more and more assured up there. and only one bone-headed drop shot, though that was costly. sigh. But he looked really sharp to me; almost ready to put it all together. I expect there’s going to be some cracker matches in NY. at least, i’m hoping so!

  5. rulin said

    Ah, sweet 16… Frankly, I want Federer to win as much as possible before he has to start using a cane. His aggressive game is clicking (especially the forehand!), and I agree that Murray and Djokovic must have been surprised. I was kind of worried after Fed’s Montreal result, but I think if he can finish the match in two sets, then we’re still safe. I can’t wait for the USOpen!

  6. bookshere said

    Rafa Nadal has 15 Masters Series Titles — at 23. (Federer is 28.) Miles to go. Miles to go.

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