Big-game hunter

Monday August 13th, 2007

WhoWhy They're Up
Novak Djokovic
Ascending Serb beats No. 3 (Andy Roddick), No. 2 (Rafael Nadal) and No. 1 (Roger Federer) to take the Rogers Cup in Montreal and rock the balance of power in the men's game.
Ana Ivanovic
Speaking of ascending Serbs, A.I. beats countrywoman Jelena Jankovic in semis and Nadia Petrova in final to take East West Bank Classic in Carson, Calif.
Bud Collins
As we all knew he would, Collins lands on feet and will begin working for ESPN. If that announcement didn't make you smile, put your cardiologist on speed dial.
Frank Dancevic
To the delight of Tom Tebbutt, Canadian comer follows up strong play in Indianapolis and reaches the Rogers Cup quarters.
That Power Index seems like a cool innovation.
Thomas Johansson
It's not everyday you see a former Grand Slam champion playing the Binghamton Challenger.
Doubles winners
Pavel Vizner and Mahesh Bhupathi in Monteal. Kveta Peschke and Rennae Stubbs in Carson.
WhoAll tied up?
Maria Sharapova
Looked strong for early round in L.A., but pulls out of semis with leg muscle injury.
Radek Stepanek
Strong U.S. Open Series play continues with run to Montreal semis. Just as we were about to declare the "curse of Chuckie" no longer, he announces that the engagement to Martina Hingis is off. (And come to think of it, check out the fate that's befallen Sergio Garcia these past few weeks.)
New Haven
Montreal's loss is the Elm City's gain. Serena Williams is the latest star to commit to the Pilot Pen.
WhoWhy They're Down
James Blake
Dismal year continues with his withdrawal in Canada. At least the book is still selling.
Women's Rogers Cup
As usual, the big names drop out en masse. This after 20 of the top 20 men show up in Montreal.

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