Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wimbledon Day 4: Dodig

Curtain Call

Player: Ivan Dodig
Nation: Croatia
Age: 25
Current Ranking: 193
Tour Page
Today's Result: loss to Sam Querrey (18th seed, USA) in four sets

Another day, another brilliant performance by a qualifier on Court No. 1. Alas, the seeded player won again. Dodig impressed the commentators as well. He's been featured in this space before as the Curtain Call on Day 4 of the Australian Open. This was his first Wimbledon and his performance today gives him something to build on for the summer.

Catching Up with Old Friends

Martin Fischer (Curtain Call, Roland Garros Day 3)
- Fischer qualified for his first Wimbledon. He won the first set in his match with Thomaz Bellucci (25th, Brazil) and forced two others to tie-breakers. His ranking is definitely headed in the right direction.

Julian Reister (Curtain Call, RG Day 6) - Reister made it to the main draw as a lucky loser. This was also his first Wimbledon. He won a set off of Xavieer Malisse (Belgium).

All Part of My Fantasy

Svetlana Kuznetsova (19th, Russia) was my undoing once again.

And so, it's time to check in on my brackets. All of my semifinalists are still around for the men. For the women, not so much: Sam Stosur (6th, Australia) was sent packing in the first round.

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