Here are some thoughts on the Masters, whoâ€™s #1, and the final results from the YMCA Tournament.
If you had a chance to see the Federer/Murray match on Friday, you saw one of the best tennis matches of the year. While Murray was already guaranteed a spot, The Fed had to win to make it into the semis; but he was hurting before, during, and after the match.
After Fed won the first set 6-4, Andy came back to win the second in a tie breaker. The Fed was up a break in the third; but gave it back and was serving for his life at 4-5 in the Game of The Tournament.
There were TWELVE game points: Roger had five game points to bring it to 5-5; and Murray had SEVEN match points. While The Fed held serve, he was broken two games later to lose 4-6, 7-6, 7-5.
Right now, Andy Murray is playing the best tennis of anyone in the world. Is he the next #1? According to announcer Justin Gimelstob, he will be. I think it would be a toss-up between this stronger and more mature Andy Murray and a healthy Raphael Nadal. Sorry to say, that I think my man Fed will not see the top of the mountain ever again.
Y Results: By the way, the results of last weekendâ€™s 9.0 doubles at the Y were in the paper this week. The team that Tom McCune and I â€œshould have beatenâ€ somehow also beat the #1 seeds!
That either makes me say: â€œMaybe they were better than we thought.â€ Or, â€œWe should have beaten them AND the #1 seeds too.â€ Thatâ€™s tennis.