Normally I don't like these early round play score threads but I'm making an exception because the one-man American DC slaughterhouse Ivan "my fans say I can beat Roger Federer" Ljubicic just got beat by fat American Taylor Dent.
Somewhere out there, PMac must be having deep "hmm" thoughts over his No. 2 DC choice.
I haven't watched the match yet but it's a good sign to see Dent recover from a brutal beating in the first set to go on and take the next two. Love the serve stats, how did you win that one Taylor?
Ivan still has not been able to replicate the game we saw at DC earlier this year. Perhaps he really did tree during DC and now we're seeing the more normal Ivan at work here.
I know this is premature but I can't help being thrilled that the Americans seem to have really stepped up their games this summer and I hope it continues through to the next rounds and into the rest of the summer.