April 3, 2009

Saving the Best For Last

Apparently the men saved all the shockers -- and their best stuff -- for when it really counted.

While the highest seeded women in Miami could barely get past the second or third rounds, seven of the top eight men were playing in the quarterfinals.

Then last night, in the first big upset of the men's draw, Juan Martin Del Potro scored his first victory over Rafael Nadal. And earlier today third-seeded Novak Djokovic marked only his third victory over Roger Federer in ten tries, earning him his second final of the year.

He'll battle the winner of the Andy Murray-DelPo semi which, at the moment, is tied at one set apiece. While Nole has a winning record against both players and does claim the better ranking, it's hard to say he'd be the favorite in either match-up -- he's certainly seemed to struggle more than both potential opponents this year.

But this win over Federer could give him the boost he needs, and makes the battle in the men's game all the more exciting.

Can't wait to watch it!

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