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Rogers Cup action continued today in both Montreal and Toronto! Tennis Masters 1000 event was blessed with the 25th meeting between the Williams sisters..Venus (big sis) vs. world number 1 and little sis (Serena)! A surprise result in this semifinal action as Venus got the best of Serena in three sets, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3. So happy for Venus, especially after all she has battled through in the past few years. This is the first victory over Serena for Venus since 2009, her first Rogers Cup final appearance, and her first victory on Canadian soil! Quite a day for Venus Williams! Serena served up aces, but some double faults as well and Venus was superb! Again, congrats to Venus, really happy for her! She will move back into the top twenty in next week’s rankings!
In the first men’s semifinal…a bit of a dud! Was expecting a great match but J. Tsonga continued his roll (first Djokovic, then Murray) and today he took out Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets with relative ease, 6-4, 6-3. He awaits the winner of tonight’s match between F. Lopez and Roger Federer. Have to think it will be a Tsonga – Federer final tomorrow!!
Federer was insultingly relegated to ESPN3 coverage last night in his quarterfinal match against David Ferrer (and on his 33rd birthday no less)! Federer prevailed in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. The second set was a bit shaky and Federer was not quite as sharp as he had been in his first two matches, non the less he won (has never lost to Ferrer) and will face F. Lopez, winner over Canadian M. Raonic in three sets. ROGER THAT! Really hope Federer can win this event for the third time!
ESPN3 match today will feature A. Radwanska vs. Makarova for the right to face Venus Williams tomorrow in the women’s final. It will be on at around 6:30 pm EST. Federer vs. Lopez will be on ESPN2 at 8:00 pm EST.
PGA round three underway…Mcilroy, Rickie Fowler and Ryan Palmer currently tied at -10. Jim Furyk, L. Oosthuizen, B. Wiesberger, Jason Day and M. Ilonen at -9. Play is not yet completed and Lefty (Mickelson) is at -6 thru 12 holes. This one is going to go down to the wire…Rory started the day atop the leaderboard but has been joined by Rickie and Ryan! Stay tuned!
Meanwhile, I am also enjoying an oldie but goldie…The Presidio starring Meg Ryan, Mark Harmon and Sean Connery! Also, enjoying the beautiful scenery of San Francisco!! Later…
PGA round three completed…Rory Mcilroy and B. Wiesberger tied at -12, Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler in second at -10! Oops..not done yet…Finally! Rory -13, Wiesberger -12, Rickie Fowler -11, Mickelson and Jason Day -10. WOW! Until 2:00 pm EST tomorrow!