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Roger Federer won his 7th title in Dubai on Saturday, defeating world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 in what can only be described as “masterful”, the beautiful game. It was an awesome display by Federer and his wide arsenal of shots, and his serve was on fire (12 aces, passing the 9000 career mark for aces served). He faced seven break points and saved all of them and converted the mere two break points he had against Nole to win the match. Roger looked good all week, a bit rusty to start his very first match early on but form there on, it was vintage Federer. Next up…Indian Wells in the beautiful California desert. And yes…I will be there! Cannot wait and there will be pics…I promise!
Rafael Nadal won his first title in nine months, defeating Juan Monaco in Argentina so this week we got to see three of the big four in action, well also Andy Murray who was upset by the eighteen year old from Croatia B. Coric, 6-1 ,6-3. Federer took care of Coric with a “master class” display of tennis, 6-2 ,6-1 (all of this in Dubai)! Anyhow..they will all reconvene very soon at Indian Wells and it should be spectacular!
On the women’s side of tennis, Lucie Safarova had a breakthrough win over Victoria Azarenka in Doha, 6-4, 6-3 to take that title. Congrats to her! She will rise to a career high ranking of #11 on Monday. Vika looked really good in this tournament after finally recovering from numerous injuries and should make a strong showing at Indian Wells. Also, Venus Williams looked very good and little sister, Serena(world #1) will make her return to Indian Wells in a week and a half. Good to see Serena Williams back to play and compete in the California desert!
OK, Sunday night TV highlights..The Good Wife, Battle Creek with the very handsome Josh Duhamel debuts, and of course, Don Cheadle and Kristin Bell on Showtime in House of Lies!
Watching Showtime special Kobe Bryant’s Muse on my DVR…really good show!