So far so good on the men's side on Sunday, which saw all the seeds through though not without a battle of two. Muzz didn't need much time at all in his opening match against Chela. He took care of the Argentine, 2 2 and 1, in an hour and a half. Not sure how I feel about the all black Fred Perry kit, but if it produces these kinds of results, I suppose I'll deal.
But I guess I just gave it away seeing as how if Marat were the one in the 5 setter we all know he would have lost. Nice showing by the Captain who was businesslike in his 4 4 and 4 win over a French qualifier. Gilles on the other hand needed 5 sets to outlast the America Rafa. Nice win for Gilly and happy to see him feed off the home energy (as opposed to pulling a Momo and buckling under the pressure).
Nice comeback win from Lleyton, who took advantage of a physically fading Ivo (who served a record breaking 55 aces in the match) to come back from two sets down. I'm not sure I'll ever really understand Ivo's fitness issues. I know he's a big guy and everything, BUT ALL YOU DO IS SERVE. Like, his service games are so economical that I'm blown away he can get all that tired. And it's not like he engages in ridiculously long rallies during his opponent's service games, either. Go run some hills, Ivo.