The big upset of the day was French youngster Mannarino beating Del Potro in two tiebreak sets. Del Potro looked very uncomfortable on the grass, slipping and sliding like a Bambi on ice. Hopefully he can get his long legs together before Wimbledon, because we were yet again reminded that grass court tennis is a different beast.
Nadal looked annoyed for most of the match against Stepanek. Speculations are that there is some uncertainty or instability in his personal life that’s affecting him, but it could also be that he’s tired. It could also just be Stepanek who seems to annoy every player he meets.
Anyway, Nadal lost a set, looked more pissed off than I’ve ever seen him and went on to win the third set 6-1.
Today we have some absolutely amazing matches in Queens. Verdasco vs Roddick, Nadal vs Tsonga, Querrey finishing his three setter against Ward, Cilic vs Murray.