We all knew the all-Hot-Headed-Russian matchup of Dmitry Tursonov and Dinara's Big Brother was going to be crazy match. Little did we know it was going to be KUH-RAY-ZAY!
So Liz Lemon (my Tivo) failed to record the match. I'll give her a Donaghey lashing later. But from all accounts, Marat went absolutely bonkers. He disputed a number of line calls and then lost it when the line judges started calling foot faults on him. Dude could not let it go. Racquets were thrown, Russian cursing ensued, until on match point, Tursonov served what the line judges called a fault, but Marat called it in and stormed off the court to a sea of boos.
I can't wait to see this on YouTube.
Marat, Marat, Marat. At least you're still pretty.
Besides Russiapalooza, things in Cincy went fairly true to form. Kohlschreiber won which sets up a Roddick/Kohly rematch from the Australian Open. Mr. Safarova finally found a way to beat Gonzo, Querrey ousted PHM, and Le Monf taught Donald Young a thing or two by feeding him a double breadstick.
In action tomorrow: TMF, A Rod, Reeeeeshard, and Janko.
On the Ladies side, again fairly true to form, though you'd think they were playing in Wimbledon with all the rain delays. Tamira Pazcek scored a nice win over Schiavone, Peppermint Patty and Mono Bartoli survived scares, and Alla Kudrayavtseva (can we please give her a nickname?) won, setting up a tasty match tomorrow against Sveta. And lastly, Burrito Alert! Michelle came through today with a nice comeback over Vania King.
In action tomorrow: Sveta, Elena D., Nikki V., and Bepa.
Oh, and it looks like posing for Playboy takes a lot out of you. Ashley Harkleroad has withdrawn from Montreal.