RG Day 10: L’Oiseau Est La Mot
Posted by gauloises1 on June 2, 2010
Continuing today’s theme of somewhat-underachievers coming good … how about Tomas Berdych in his first Slam semi-final?
He defeated Mikhail Youzhny 63 61 62. That’s backing up his straight sets defeat of Andy Murray and was his fifth victory without dropping a set in succession. That’s no lapses in concentration, no chokes, no wavering of the will. In five matches. From Tomas Berdych. Am I making my point?
Tough day for Mikhail Youzhny, obviously. Come to Queens, sad panda. Let me comfort you. All will be well.
But seriously … Berdych! In the semis! It’s such a great result and I’m so pleased, not just because I like Berdych (I don’t know when that happened, but it did) but because of one of my favourite tennis fans/commenters/human beings, Bismarck, who never fails to make my life better with his uniquely despairing and unswervingly faithful devotion to the Berdman. Congrats, Bis. Have a small picspam.
Fly, my pretty! Fly!