Thursday, June 3, 2010

Roland Garros Day 12: Some Love for Doubles

Curtain Call

Player: Andy Ram
Nation: Israel
Age: 30
Current Doubles Ranking: 16
Current Doubles Partner: Julian Knowle (Austria)
Tour Page
Today's Result: loss to Lukas Dlouhy (Czech Republic)/Leander Paes (India) (3rd seed) in straight sets

This is a good result for Ram who has had a pretty rocky road over the past year-and-a-half. His usual partner, coutryman Jonathan Erlich, was out with an injury for quite a while so Ram has been floating between partners for a while. Erlich is back in action but playing with others - Dudi Sela (Israel) this tournament. They made it to the second round. My guess is that they're letting Erlich build up his ranking before they team up again.

Ram lost in the first round last year so the semis is a huge improvement.

All Part of My Fantasy

With Dementieva bowing out in the semis, my women's bracket is officially toast.

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