You know, normally I do these "who's playing where" posts as a simple formality. But this week it seemed necessary with all the withdrawals to keep track of. So here we go:
What was slated as a blockbuster field fizzled a bit when Fed withdrew last week and A-Rod withdrew over the weekend. On top of that, Jo is rumored to be doubtful for his match due to the lingering ab strain.
To me, it's going to come down to the Serb, the Ugly, the Playstation, and Not-Mario. Should be fun any which way.
It's really hard for me not to root for JCF to take his third straight title in three weeks, so that's where my rooting loyalties lie this week. And what's up with FeVer? He accepted a late wildcard to enter the tournament. He's like the Caro of the ATP with his packed schedule. I mean, bless him, but Jesus, dude. He had SAP (win), Memphis (1st week), now Acapulco, then Davis Cup, and then IW and Miami.
Oh, and Halpert? Huh? Did he get lost?
Um...so...I'm not really going to be paying attention to this tournament. As most know, it's pretty much my least favorite tournament on the entire schedule. Just look at their crap website. Volleygirls? REALLY?
Venus is back to defend her title in Acapulco. So long as she still has her legs after Dubai she should be fine. I don't see anyone in the field worth worrying about. Then again, it's on clay....
Lena leads the field in KL, with Nails, Jay-Z, and Kleybs in tow. I'm a bit surprised that Lena would go from retire from injury in Dubai to flying all the way to KL for a smaller tournament, only to then fly back to the States for the IW/Miami double.