Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Indian Wells R1: Mahut def. [Q] Pospisil 6-3 6-2
Both Mahut and Pospisil had some struggles holding serve at the start of the match. Mahut had to fend off several deuces in his first two service games; Pospisil got taken to 30, saved a break point in his second service game but got broken after saving three break points to go down 2-*4. Nicolas served the first set out comfortably, then broke from 15-*40 in the first game of the second set to take control of the match. Mahut broke again for *4-1 in the second set after a long game with several deuces/break points.
It was a closer match than the scoreline indicates, Marathon Man didn't have to save a break point but got tested in a lot of his service games. However he had at least 30 on return in all but a couple of Pospisil's serve games and did a good job on return for his standards. A good win and Monaco in the next round presents a great opportunity.
Re: Indian Wells R1: Mahut def. [Q] Pospisil 6-3 6-2
I'm stunned at how poorly Vasek has played this year.
The wisdom of Nikolay Davydenko: "For sure [Nadal] will come back for the clay court season. And then he will try to win everything he can. Nadal is Nadal. The fans may miss him but not the players."
The Brian Baker Story. Proof that truth is stranger than fiction... until Hollywood buys the rights. Or decides to screw up it with a twist. But so glad he's back!
Andy Murray: 2012 Olympic gold and silver medalist. US Open Champ. Wimbledon champ. Never been prouder of him.