For the time of year there has been plenty of tennis headlines to keep us tennis istas busy! In the last 7 days we have seen Roger Federer play in his 900 tour level match and win his 64th tournament in Stockholm to pass Pete Sampras’ record. Roger didnt have it all his own way though, he was a set and 2-0 down against compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka Anne Keothavong also made the semis in Luxemburg however lost tamely to Italian Roberta Vinci. The 27 year hiatus for a British woman to make a tour level final continues. Laura Robson continues her progress towards the higher echelons of the women’s game as she last week broke into the Top 200 for the very first time, surely it must be a goal to be inside the Top 100 before the close of 2011.
Thomas Muster has decided against his better judgement that he wants to make a fulltime
comeback to the Mens ATP tour, the Austrian clay court specialist who won 40 career titles on clay was granted a first round wildcard to the Austrian Open in Vienna. He succumbed to his opponent fellow Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer in 2 sets. Despite the set back Muster assured us that he would be playing in 20-25 events on the main tour next year. Good for him we say!
The second group sees Wimbledon finalist Vera Zvonareva, Jankovic, Clijsters and Azarenka do battle for a place in the semi finals. Flakey serbian JJ ( Jankovic) was demolished by Belorussian Victoria Azarenka 6-3 6-0. Clijsters will also fancy her chances of progressing to the semis despite her having not played since her US Open final. We predict a Clijsters vs Wozniacki final!