Hey rege and Mae!
Like you both, I wish Robby a happy belated birthday!
Poor Robby!! I think this is the first time this year that he has won 3 matches in a row, and who does he meet for his fourth match?
Well, anyways... hopefully Robby can look at the positive in all of this... whatever that may be.
I think this was the first tournament Robby has attempted to qualify for since 2003...and he breezed right through! I'm not sure he would have gotten past Melzer had he not just played two matches during the previous days. I've always felt he needed to work his way into a tournament to start getting into a more consistent rythym. He's just had way too much trouble doing that this year.
Robby has faced the top seed in Madrid the past two years, and he does it yet again this year!
Shame he won't get a stab at someone other than the top seed, since this is just the 2nd round, and he will lose points with a loss...
Just one other thing... The match Robby played against Djokovic last week had to be one of the strangest matches I've viewed from a scoreboard! Robby broke Novak in the first game of the match, and I thought to myself, ok Robby, just hold serve! Robby was actually able to break Novak three times in the first set...The problem? He was serving at 41% and couldn't hold serve to save his life! That is, until after
he went down a set and a break... in other words, once the match fell firmly into the hands of Djokovic, Robby actually started serving way better!... He served his first 5 aces in the 2nd set and suddenly served at 81% (WOW a 40% difference!)... But there's a catch! Now Robby had the opposite problem!... he couldn't reach a break point to save his life!
even though he never lost a service game the rest of the match... I wanted to nickname him Robby "Bi-Polar" Ginepri
I just want Robby to play his best tomorrow (as I always do), because I just don't want Roger to roll over him, even though I fully expect Roger to win. At least Robby made it as far as he could!