Monday August 20th, 2007

WhoWhy They're Up
Roger Federer
It wasn't always easy, but No. 1 takes still another Masters Series title, winning the Western and Southern Financial event in Cincinnati for the second time.
Justine Henin
In her first event since Wimbledon, Belgian holds off Jelena Jankovic in the final to win in Toronto.
James Blake
Where have results like this been all year? American rolls to Cincy finals, a good omen for U.S. Open success.
Yan Zi
Little-known Chinese player qualifies for Rogers Cup and then goes all the way to the semis before losing to Henin.
Lleyton Hewitt
Reaches Cincy semis and takes Federer to a third-set tiebreak. Former No. 1 has done a convincing impression of a top-five player over the past six months.
Sam Querrey
Awfully nice result for young American, beating three players, including Mikhail Youzhny, to reach Cincy quarters.
Donald Young
American teenager wins first ATP match of his career, beating Amer Delic -- no slouch of a player -- in New Haven, Conn.
Michael McClune and Ashley Weinhold
Captured the USTA Boys' and Girls' 18s National Hard Court Championship singles titles Sunday, earning main draw wild-card entries into the U.S. Open.
WhoAll tied up?
Rafael Nadal
Spaniard retired from first match in Cincinnati with a wrist injury. On the other hand, this interview is required reading. Nothing profound -- he does address wedge-gate -- but he sure comes across as a pleasant hombre, no?
Doubles winners
Marc Stein will have trouble sleeping, as Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich win in Cincy, beating the Bryans in a thrilling final. Ai Sugiyama and Katarina Srbotnik win in Toronto.
WhoWhy They're Down
WTA commitments
Um, about this "roadmap" ... can we Mapquest and start again? If the top players only commit to the majors, the tour's in trouble.
Amelie Mauresmo
Former No. 1 forced out of U.S. Open as she continues to recover from appendicitis.
Andy Murray
Pulls out of New Haven after taking a bad loss in Cincy, indications that his wrist isn't fully healed.

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