Another week's worth of posts up on The Next Point, covering the final week of the Monte Carlo Masters:
Bandchariots and Backstops
, featuring an extended metaphor on Raonic, Gulbis and bandwagons, and in which I express my continuing bafflement at French player's aversion to the baseline. I also have a go at Verdasco, because it's hard not to.
: More Verdasco, but this time relevant, and then some stuff about Almagro, for whom I predcit big things, only to have him lose easily in the next round.
What About Me?
, looking at Melzer's defeat of Federer in the quarterfinals.
A Very Difficult Opponent
, featuring the semifinal between Nadal and Murray, which ended up being one of the few decent matches in the entire tournament. The prevailing vibe is that it's good to see Murray play well again.
There isn't anything on the final, which was pretty dull, and demonstrated nothing we didn't already know. I'll have some reflections on the tournament as a whole up soon.
Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for reading.