Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Australian Open Day 9: Almagro

Curtain Call

Player: Nicolas Almagro
Age: 27
Nation: Spain
Current Ranking: 11
Today's Result: loss to David Ferrer (4th seed, Spain) in five sets
Photo via TennisEarth

I watched much of Almagro's match last night, but after a while it was just too painful (school night, too).  If you watched, also, you heard the ESPN crew go on ad nauseum about how he'd never beaten Ferrer in 50 billion tries.  Almagro won the first two sets, then served for the match in the third.  Then it all gradually slipped away.  Ouch!  The Latin American clay swing is coming.  Half of Almagro's 12 career titles have been won in Latin America.  That should help to ease his pain... maybe...

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