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Van Sias's Articles – March 2008 Archive (4)

The most important tournament of his career?

There's been a lot of talk lately about the "slump" or "downward spiral" or however you want to describe it of Roger Federer. And make no mistake about it, there is something going on. The bad thing about this is that the timing couldn't be worse.

Every day, it seems, there are more young players nipping… Continue

Added by Van Sias on March 31, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Grab some popcorn for these

Perusing the order of play at the Sony Ericcson Open at 10:45 on a Saturday morning (What else would I be doing on a Saturday morning?), three matches in particular caught my eye that would be entertaining to watch. I'm gonna just think of these from a fun standpoint. Yesterday, I flagged some matches I thought could be "tricky" for some, and were they ever, with the underdogs winning all four. Today, these are my "Popcorn Matches of the… Continue

Added by Van Sias on March 29, 2008 at 9:28am — No Comments

Very tricky, indeed: Anderson's wrecked my bracket!

I thought Novak would've been able to come through, but I guess Kevin Anderson (pictured) had a little too much firepower. As I mentioned in my earlier post, Big Serve + Extra Matches Under the Belt = Tough Situation for a Top… Continue

Added by Van Sias on March 28, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

It's tricky, tricky, tricky*

Today, the top players FINALLY get in on the action in Miami at the Sony Ericccson Open. I'm not expecting any major upsets on either side of the draw, but some players face potentially tricky opponents. So here's what I'm predicting to be my "Tricky Matches of the Day" (seeds in parenthesis) at Tennis Talk, Anyone?:…


Added by Van Sias on March 28, 2008 at 12:10pm — No Comments

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