Now for the news I don’t really care one way or the other about: Almagro won 7-6(3), 6-7(1), 6-2 over Mannarino. Felt like this match took FOREVER to complete. And of course, Nico was his usual charming self.
OK, now for the not so good news: Isner lost in straights to Nalby 6-4, 7-6(3)?. So much for his first title defense. I feel your pain, John…
On a positive note he was playing a lot better than he was against Josh Groban, and now he can rest up and get ready for the Australian Open. So I am totally ok with this. Really.
Watch out for Baalbandian, Ferru. He’s hungry.? And fleecy.