Boy am I late to the party today…

Apologies to everyone, I am really late to the party tonight.  One of those days, you guys know, we all have them, some worse then others.  OK. let’s see what is going on!

Australian Open:  Roger Federer defeats Davydenko, 6- 2, 6- 4, 6-4   Not at his best but good enough.  When you can win when you are not at your best, the mark of a Champion.  Next up for Roger is the young Australian, Tomic, who has made some rather brash comments this week.  Big mistake,  I hope Roger schools him on Saturday!

Serena Williams seemed to have recovered from the ankle injuryshe suffered  in her opening match, advancing in an easy two set win.  7 Tsonga advances as does Monfils of France (in five sets) and Raonic of Canada moves on (he is also in Federer’s bracket).  A couple of young American women are lighting it up, most specifically Sloane Stephens!  Way to go USA!

In other tennis news, Rafael Nada is set to return to action in the Chile Open on February 4th.

In golf:  Tiger and Rory   Neither of them exactly lit it up on the first day of action in Abu Dhabi.  They were playing together and Rory finished at +3 and is tied for 83rd.  Tiger is even and is in 32nd place, 5 strokes behind the leader.  Coverage continues tonight at 10:45 pm EST on Golf Channel.

Australian Open coverage will continue tonight at 11:00 pm EST with Djokovic in action.  Also, 25 Venus Williams vs. Sharapova (I am pulling for Venus!)  Also, 4 Ferrer will take on Baghdatis.  The time change is tough, almost easier to either DVR and/or watch replay the next afternoon.

In basketball action tonight, Georgia Tech travels to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on 3 Duke (yikes, this could get ugly but as a GT fan I hope not!)  This game is on at 9:00 pm EST.

NBA action will feature the “resurgent” LA Lakers hosting LeBron and the Miami Heat.  This game is at 10:30 pm EST.  I hope the Lakers have gotten it together and can pull this one out!

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