Thursday, May 27, 2010

Roland Garros Day 5: Answer = Ljubljana. What's the Question?

Curtain Call

Player: Grega Zemlja
Nation: Slovenia
Age: 23
Current Ranking: 141
Notable Conquest: Juan Monaco (26th seed, Argentina)
Tour Page
Today's Result: loss to Teimuraz Gabashvili (Russia) in straight sets

Today's match wasn't pretty, final score 6-3 6-1 6-1. But, Zemlja went through qualifying to reach his first ever Roland Garros. He took out a seed in the first round and Monaco's a decent clay-courter, too. In so doing, he became the first Slovenian man to win a singles match at a Grand Slam tournament.

More rain today. Things are starting to back up now, with both second and third round singles matches scheduled for tomorrow.

Catching Up with Old Friends

Blaz Kavcic
(Curtain Call, Aussie Open Day 1) - Two Slovenians in one day! This was Kavcic's first French Open and he made it to the second round, even managing to win a set against Andy Roddick (6th, USA) before going down in four. He's currently ranked #112, meaning he'll probably have to qualify for Wimbledon.

All Part of My Fantasy

I lost a semifinalist on the men's side as Chela fell to Murray. He was my long shot so I shouldn't be too surprised. Murray has certainly proven to be a fighter thus far. I didn't think he'd make it past Gasquet, to be honest. No doubt, he'd love to improve on last year's quarterfinal finish.

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