What to say, what to say. A-Rod lost to Marin Cilic 64 46 64. Thus ends his Toronto run.
Unlike Fed, Andy actually had a crapload of time to return to the states and begin practicing for his hard court campaign. I watched the first set of the match and Andy just doesn't look impressive. He looks like he's hitting the ball hard because of all the movement and effort that he expends, but then you realize that his groundstrokes aren't going to hurt anyone. His only hope in winning matches these days is to serve lights out. That's how he beat Fed in Miami earlier this year. When he serves 20+ aces in a match, he's a top 5 player. When he doesn't, he's top 20 at best.
Well, he'll have some more time to hit the practice courts before Cincinnati. But so far, an ominous start to his quest for the U.S. Open.