Rogers Cup – ATP Master Series.
Posted by QB on August 10, 2007
The ATP Master Series Rogers Cup is half through with top ranking tennis players still alive. This is the Tier 1 event before US open, Roger Federer, Nicolay Davydenko, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Frank Dancevic, Layton Hewitt, Rafael Nadal and Radek Stepakik in Quarter Finals. Frank Dancevic is the pleasent surprise for Canadians who qualified for Quarter Finals since 2003, he is the only top 100 ATP Canadian player. Frank Dancevic what I have observed is decent tennis player with big serve and he can build up his career on recent succeses, but as far as Rogers Cup it look like he really don’t have any chance of proceeding beyond Quarter Finals because he will face Rafael Nadal.
Andy Roddick played excellent match last night defeating Marcos Baghdatis in straight sets which is also due to Baghdatis poor quality play and with plenty of unforced errors. The tennis expert commented that Roddick is now has the game to defeat Federer and Nadal that he now come to the net and volley which to me is very stupid and wrong assessment. This is true that serve and volley is great skill to win quick points in tennis but it can also be the worst mistake make by tennis players to loose more points than winning. The good oppenent like Federer and Nadal can take advantage of Roddick coming to the net with passing shots on both sides of the net as well as lob. Roddick infact, did try to serve and volley with coming to the net frequently when playing Federer in the past which proves to be disaster rather than advantage. Roddick will face Novak Djokovic in Quarter Final and this will be a tough match to win. Novak Djokovic is the most tatented youngerster on ATP tour.
Paul-Henri Mathieu played very good match against Nadal loosing it in third set. Federer will play against Layton Hewitt his new patner in doubles. Davydenko will play Stepanik.
I would like to see Nadal loose in Semi Finals so Federer can win this Master Cup easily for the third time. Federer is writing the new history for tennis, the most talented player.