Friday, November 16, 2007

Shanghai Surprises?

It's been a oddly anticlimactic championship week for the men over in China. None of the players—the best eight in the world according to the computer—seems to be in particularly good form. FedEx got pummeled by Fern Gonzo early in the week; Rafa still seems a little banged up; and Nova-Djok seemed like a pale shadow of his form earlier in the season, going 0-3 in round robin play. So the final four duking it out for the $1 million prize will be FedEx v. Rafa and Roddick v. Ferrer, who blitzed his group 3-0. It's an intriguing lineup. The trouble is, with the extreme time difference between the States and China, it's nearly impossible to catch any of this action live. Sometimes it's just hard to get very excited about stale matches on Tivo, you know?

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