It was supposed to be the match of the day. A blockbuster display of heavy hitting in the intimate Margaret Court Arena under the blazing Aussie afternoon sun. Instead, it was a hitting clinic from Tomas and yet another injury disappointment for Fernando.
It took Tomas less than two hours to dispatch a hobbled Fernando, 64 62 63, who reportedly has a broken bone in his foot that may require surgery. He's got Novak next in the quarterfinals and he'll have his work cut out for him. Nole has looked fantastic and as Ana watched from his box (!!!) he clocked Nico Almagro, dropping a bagel in the third.
If that match is on Hisense I'm gonna kick someone in the balls.