Battle for the No. 1 Singles Spot
Posted by gauloises1 on February 21, 2010
Sam Querrey and John Isner will face off tomorrow for the Memphis title in a match during which the phrase ‘passing of the torch’ is sure to be used roughly 90,000 times, due to James Blake and Andy Roddick announcing their decision not to play Davis Cup this year. Unfortunately the narrative was underlined when Querrey beat Roddick 75 36 61 in the quarterfinals (after a bizarre, almost uncontested, final set, Roddick is now absent from the Dubai draw) before knocking out Gulbis in straight sets. Isner, meanwhile, beat Karlovic and then Petszchner for his second title shot of 2010.
I kind of like both these two, I have to admit. They’ve done sterling work in improving themselves and shown they’re willing to do the necessary Oedipal business. Good stuff ahead of Davis Cup.
(Don’t kill me, linz.)