Over at TennisWorld, a few of the Rafa fans like to call this pairing of "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Raffy" as "The Good Guys." I don't buy into this moniker, simply because no dude who goes and breaks Flava Flav's heart can be on a team called The Good Guys.
But anyway, Chuck and Raffy won their doubles match in Madrid today, beating James Blake and The Sockless Wonder. Isn't weird how I don't have a nickname for James Blake? He's so....blah. Nothing ever comes to mind. He's just...James Blake.
Despite his loss in doubles, The Sockless Wonder did manage to win his first round match, beating Darcis 61 64. In the match of the day, Gilly fought off four match points and beat The Zabka, 46 61 76(7). Lucky for MaKiri the couples curse was not in effect today.
Disco Tommy also notched a win over Seppi and Simon Bolelli kept the hotness alive, beating Nico 76(4) 61. I'm tempted to start calling Bolelli "Goth Bols" (a reference to the insistence in the Tennis High School thread that Simon would be one of the goth kids). I'm going to have to mull that one over.
Old Man Schuettler and Big Berd are still to play.
OOP for Tuesday:
Center Court (11am)
PHM vs. Grannollers
Kohlschreiber vs. Moya (NB 12:30)
Verdasco vs. Cilic
Bolelli vs. Murray
Nadal vs. Gulbis (NB 8:00pm)
Lopez vs. Montanes
Monfils vs. Fognini
Blake vs. Simon
Llodra vs. Ginepri
Tursonov vs. Hanescu
Fish vs. Gasquet
Youzhny vs. Niemenen
Serra vs. Soderling
Matches of the day: Goth Bols vs. Muzzah, Rafa vs. Ernie, Blake vs. Gilly, The Sockless Wonder vs. Reeshard. My money is on Muzzah, Rafa, Gilly, Reeshie.