Just when I thought Melanie's win would be the match of the day, Halpert brings it.
I honestly didn't think he had it in him. After A-Rod took the third set I figured Big John would go away. But he played a smart 5th set, focusing on holding serve and forcing a tiebreak. Once in the tiebreak it came down to one shot: The cross-court passing shot that gave him the minibreak. He had match point on his serve, the Bulldog stepped up and delivered despite cramping through most of the 5th set.
As for A-Rod I have no idea what to say. But this is yet another close match that he's lost out of nowhere. All credit to him for being able to fight back after being down 2-0, but once again he was stuck serving from behind in the 5th and in the tiebreak, too. Deja vu can kinda suck.