Throw Up the Deuce


Battle of the Oddly Attractive

Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin del Potro are really attractive in an odd way. I don’t know what it is, but they are. And they happen to be playing each other in the final of the AIG Japan Open tomorrow. JMDP took out Richard Gasquet in his semifinal match, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. He’s won 29 of his last 30 matches. In other words Juan has been on fire. Tomas Berdych upset Andy Roddick in the other semifinal, 6-7 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (3). Tomas is kind of like JMDP at the begining of the year, full of talent but lacking results. Tomas is just more of a headcase. Should be an interesting match up.


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Meanwhile, Back Stateside

Juan Martin del Potro won his fourth consecutive title at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C. Del Potro’s incredible feat of 19 consecutive match wins, highlighted by two over Andy Roddick, has been overshadowed by the big names at the Olympics. Now, Juan will go into the U.S. Open as a dark horse for the title. Amazing what a haircut can do.

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