Here goes the wrap-up of the second tennis week. Keep in my mind that the Australian Open will start in just a couple of hours. For the next two weeks I will be incredibly nocturnal.
David Ferrer won the Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand. He defeated Tommy Robredo 6-4 6-2 in the final.
At the AAMI Classics in Kooyong, Australia, Andy Roddick won against Roger Federer 6-2 3-6 6-3 in the final; a bit of a surprise.
And finally, James Blake defeated Carlos Moya at the Medibank International in Sydney, Australia, 6-3 5-7 6-1, claiming his ninth career ATP singles title.
Also at the Medibank, Kim Clijsters beat Jelena Jankovic 4-6 7-6(1) 6-4 in the women’s final on Saturday.
And the last title of the week was claimed by Anna Chakvetadze. She won at the Moorilla Hobart International against Vasilisa Bardina 6-3 7-6(3).
For the next two weeks not a whole lot else will be going on beside the Australian Open. So make yourselves some big pots of coffee to make it through those long nights. Lucky you if you live in a time zone where you do not have to stay up all night to watch the first year’s Grand Slam championships.
Daily Cartoon (see yesterday’s first post)