By Jon Wertheim
March 05, 2007
Who Why They're Up
Evgeny Korolev
Let's put this poor guy first this week. Russian comer got the fully Vegas experience -- up one minute, down the next, then back up -- caught in the middle of the round-robin silliness. Lost in the chaos, this kid has a lot of game and will soon surpass his cousin (Anna Kournikova) in career titles.
Roger Federer
Swiss colossus runs his winning steak to 41 matches, taking Dubai Open title.
Justine Henin
Belgian wins second straight title, beating Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Qatar Open final.
Lleyton Hewitt
Nice week for the former No. 1, playing steady tennis and winning the Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas, taking out Jurgen Melzer in the final.
Juan Ignacio Chela
Another week, another Argie winning a clay event. The fourth-seeded vet beat Carlos Moya in the final of the Abierto Mexicana tournament in Acapulco.
Emilie Loit
Crafty, Santoro-esque lefty wins Acapulco title, beating Italy's Flavia Pennetta in final.
Sam Querrey
Another week, another fine result, this time in Vegas. It's become clear this kid is legit.
Mikhail Youzhny
Another fine week for Russian vet, reaching Dubai final and taking out Rafael Nadal in the process. Youhnzy's convincing impersonation of a top-10 player continues.
Mary Carillo
Receives a Gracie Allen Award for Individual Achievement as program host for her work during NBC's coverage of the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics.
Gaston Gaudio
Former Grand Slam champ reaches Acapulco quarterfinal, suggesting he's breaking free of a hideous slump.
Doubles winners
The Bryans in Las Vegas. Fabulous Fabrice Santoro and Nenad Zimonjic in Dubai. Starace and Vassallo Arguello in Acapulco. Martina Hingis and Maria Kirilenko in Doha. Dominguez Lino and Parra Santonja in Acapulco.
Who Why They're Down
Round robin
You know how they say, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?" Let's never dredge up round robin again. Guys, it was an intriguing idea. We gave it a chance. It's an unqualified fiasco that springs more holes by the week. Let's cut bait and move on.
Sania Mirza
First Indian women ever to crack top 50 will be out a least a month with right knee surgery.
Mario Ancic
Croatian out for two months with mono. This is same guy who missed most of last summer after suffering a jetskiing injury. (Mono? Jetskiing? On the plus side, that Mountain Dew endorsement is coming soon.)
James Blake
Shrouded in the round robin contretemps, Blake's mystifying slide continues.

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