Player: Blaz Kavcic
This is Kavcic's first appearance in a Slam and he got to the main draw through three qualifying rounds. He went down swinging, taking the first set off of Odesnik before going down.
Caught a decent portion of the day's rain-limited action but the Golden Globes were on and at our house, award shows are high priority. I can't even blame my wife - I was switching back and forth between the two even after she went to bed. There were other distractions, too: I had to mute the Clijsters match at one point so I could hear the coyotes whooping it up outside in the woods. And, of course, there's the need for sleep.