Sunday, August 15, 2010

Andy Murray Takes Toronto


Congrats to Andy Murray on winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada.

The battle of No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 was won by No. 4.

This is how it all went down--

Semifinals:

No. 4 Andy Murray defeats No. 1 Rafael Nadal (6-3, 6-4)
No. 3 Roger Federer defeats No. 2 Novak Djokovic (6-1, 3-6, 7-5)

Final:

No. 4 Murray defeats No. 3 Federer (7-5, 7-5)

This is Murray's second consecutive win in Toronto. He is now the first player since Andre Agassi (1994, 1995) to win back-to-back Rogers Cups.

As a result, there should be a shuffle in the top 4 spots when the new computer rankings come out on Monday. This is how I think the new rankings should look like--

No. 1 Rafael Nadal
No. 2 Roger Federer
No. 3 Andy Murray
No. 4 Novak Djokovic

Federer would definitely move up to No. 2 with his win over Djokovic, after all, Djokovic was only ahead of him by a few points BUT I also think Murray should leapfrog the Serbian and move to No. 3 with his successful defense of the title.



Anyway, next up Cincinnati and New Haven and then the granddaddy of them all-- The U.S. Open. And something tells me, Federer is on a mission to make this year's Open, his 17th career Grand Slam title.

I wouldn't doubt it.

To be continued....

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