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The Rogers Cup action is underway and tonight, Mr. Federer will serve in his opening act at this event against Canadian Peter Polansky. This match will be followed by Fed’s fellow Swiss star and good buddy Stan Wawrinka vs. B. Paire of France. There has been some rain, either in Montreal (where the ladies action is taking place) and/or Toronto (men’s action) so it does get a bit confusing. Also, it is Rogers Cup, not Rodgers Cup as I had earlier posted. When I say confusing, I do mean confusing. One thing for sure..the action airs daily and nightly on Tennis Channel this week with both live action and replays from earlier matches. John Isner was upset yesterday on the men’s side by Dodig and Venus Williams advanced in three sets today on the women’s side. Two Canadian players will be looking to really put on a show in front of their home crowd, Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard. Bouchard is from Montreal so she will certainly be the crowd favorite. Very interesting pairing in men’s doubles action..Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka! Wawrinka plays a good bit of doubles with Roger Federer, they play for Switzerland in Davis Cup action, have an Olympic gold medal in doubles and often play doubles together at Indian Wells (they were playing some excellent doubles at Indian Wells this past March when I was there, making it to the semifinals!) So…Roger is of course a bit busy these days, he will celebrate his 33rd birthday on August 8th (Friday) during Rogers Cup action and has his wife and two sets of twins along with him. Maybe he is choosing to focus on his singles action at this tournament and family time when not on court. Anyhow…very interesting to see Nole and Stan playing a bit of doubles together!
Tonight..really hope Roger looks in great form after that incredible final at Wimbledon against Djokovic…five set loss but definitely a match for the ages. ( have it on my DVR and am resisting deleting it, but I need the space!)
Also it is terrific Tuesday on TV tonight…Rizzoli and Isles and Perception on TNT, Chasing Life on ABC Family Network, and Tyrant on FX. A lot to enjoy this evening!
Just found out that ABC will not be bringing back one of my favorite guilty pleasures, Betrayal this fall! SO BUMMED! I loved this show, as did many others based on the disappointed comments I saw posted. It aired in the 10:00 pm EST time slot and now we will be left to forever wonder, who showed up to meet Sara for dinner…Jack or Drew. I think most fans of the show were hoping for Jack!
OK..until later on…have a good one!
Update: Power outage in Montreal! This will delay women’s action at the Rogers Cup for at least one hour. Azarenka (continues her comeback from injury) and Bouchard headline the women’s action tonight. As posted earlier…Federer and Wawrinka headline the men’s action (Roger Federer is always the headliner in my book!!) GO FED!