Unfortunately I couldn’t see much of this match since ESPN doesn’t seem to love Roger very much and my connection is too weak for live streams. But it was nice to see Roger get a good clean win anyway. His first serve percentage was a high 72 % and he won 5/11 break points which isn’t bad either. Maybe the fact that he went for his shots more in the first round is paying off and things came together nicely for him against Sela. The fact that it was a day match meant faster conditions, and also the fact that the rallies are shorter against Sela than Giraldo, causing the balls to fluff up less. I always think that faster conditions favor Roger, although the French Open this year suggests otherwise. Anyway Roger will have another day match tomorrow when he faces Cilic. Cilic easily disposed of rising star Tomic 6-1, 6-0, 6-2.
Roger have played Cilic twice before and won in straights sets on both occasions. This could be a tough match looking at Cilic’s form. Even though Roger had an easy win it is still hard to predict what is going to happen these days. I’d like to think that Cilic will not bother him too much, but we will have to wait and see. Elsewhere in the draw Del Potro had another straight forward win today and I really hope he can go far. You just can’t depend on Murray to make semis, and even if he does he will surely choke against Nadal. Today Murray was two sets to love down against Haase, but came back and took a 4-0 lead in the fifth. Then Haase came back to 4-4 after some heavy choking by Murray. But in the end Haase just isn’t very strong mentally and he handed the win to Murray. It was a lucky escape for Murray.
Murray’s draw is easy for the next two rounds but I won’t be surprised at all if he loses. I’m just hoping Del Potro can find some form and make semis, or else Nadal will have yet another cakewalk into the final. On another note it was nice to see the twins make an appearance to watch their daddy. They are as adorable as ever, and the one on the right does look an awful lot like Roger.