A fairly straighforward morning for the boys. A-Rod waxed Rehnquist, 60 62 62. I have to say, A-Rod looks great. He's lost some weight, is moving well, and whacking that forehand when he gets the chance. He's still no match for the big four, but good for him.
Nole's also through, not without having to come back from 4-0 down in the third. But he came back and got off the court in under two hours. Nice show of sportsmanship at the end with the soccer-style shirt swap.
Of course, it's not the first day of a Slam without some drama. Daveed was all over the place in his match, a match that should never have gone 5 sets. Someone get that kid a pack of smokes for game days. I think it would help. Luckily, he pulled through in the end, 61 67 61 67 64,
And then we had the longest match in AO history between FeLo and Muller. I got heat stroke just from watching. Muller eventually won this war of attrition, winning 16-14 in the 5th. Poor FeLo.