Friday, August 01, 2008

The King is dead, viva el nuevo Rey

Roger Federer has been #1 for 235 weeks. However, since Rafa Nadal beat him on clay in the French and grass at Wimbledon, a lot of people (including me) consider him the "real" #1. Now though Nadal is poised to take over the official top spot as well. Federer lost in the 3rd round of the Master's series event in Cincinnati at the hands of serving machine Ivo Karlovic. If Nadal wins the tournament, he gets the top ranking. In one of the small injustices that plague modern tennis, Federer lost the match without ever having his serve broken (and having broken Karlovic's). Rafa next plays Lapentti (I'm penciling Nadal in for the W) and then the winner of the match between rising start Ernests Gulbis and Serbian punk Novak Djokovic. In the other half of the draw lurks Andy Murray, the best looking Scotsman in all of human history! Have I mentioned that I like tennis?