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Both Roger Federer (age 33) and Venus Williams (age 34) came up short today in their respective finals at Rogers Cup tennis action in Toronto and Montreal. Venus went down in straight sets to A. Radwanska, 6-4, 6-2. Venus did not look like the player that defeated her little sis Serena (world #1) yesterday and all credit to Radwanska, very crafty play! Meanwhile, in the match I really cared most about, Mr. Federer fell to J. Tsonga, 7-5, 7-6. Roger never looked comfortable, did not have his “A” game, and had to really scratch and claw his way to stay in the match. Way too many unforced errors, but some really incredible results when he came into the net (the Edberg effect). First match for Federer during the day, his previous matches were all night matches. Still, all credit to Tsonga, his power game was on full display and quite a tournament for him. Defeated Djokovic, Murray and then Federer to take the title. Not the result I was hoping for, but it is the one we got this afternoon. On to Cincy next week for the Western and Southern Open.
Meanwhile, final round of the PGA is well underway and it looks like it is going to go right down to the wire. Rory has faded just a bit, now at -11 along with Jason Day. H. Stenson and Rickie Fowler lead at -13 with Wiesberger at -12. A ways to go til play is completed…at least 7:00 pm EST. Should be one heck of a finish!
Also, a new episode of Unforgettable airs tonight on CBS at 9:00 pm EST (well, that of course depends on how long it takes for the final round of golf to finish!)
Later! (Time to go lick my wounds, bury my head in the sand, well, how about just get over it and move on!) I am sure Mr. Federer will be just fine!