The most frustrating moment that came out of today's matches was learning that Alex Bogomolov, Jr. retired serving at 4-5 in the fifth set, match point down. Apparently, he was having severe cramping issues. Even with severe cramping, I can't understand why Bogomolov didn't hit an underhand serve just so Clement could hit it back and put a period on the match. I hope I get to see a replay of it or a clip to try and understand but until that moment...I remain frustrated.
I was disappointed to wake up and read that Zvonareva withdrew because of her right shoulder. Hewitt, Nalbandian, Starace, and Rochus all lost their matches. Feliciano Lopez retired at 0-5 down in the first set of his match and Frank Dancevic retired at 0-4 down in the first set of his match.
There was some good news in the day. The comeback story of Brian Baker continued. And in a very convincing fashion by defeating Xavier Malisse 6-3 7-6(1) 7-6(5). Malisse was irritated by the little things going on at and around Court 6 but he still played well. Baker was just better at the big points and stayed focused alot better than Malisse. Almost like he's a veteran to the situation. A bit scary.
Tommy Haas's match was suspended at 2 sets to 1 due to darkness and will be second match on Court 3 tomorrow. Haas is leading 6-3 0-6 6-4 4-2.
MS - R128
Simone Bollelli vs (2)Rafael Nadal
(8)Janko Tipsarevic vs Sam Querrey
(6)David Ferrer vs Lukas Lacko
James Blake vs (27)Mikhail Youzhny
Dmitry Tursunov vs Go Soeda
Lukas Rosol vs Carlos Berlocq
Juan Ignacio Chela vs Marcos Baghdatis
Eduardo Schwank vs Ivo Karlovic
WS - R128
Pauline Parmentier vs Urszula Radwanska
(16)Maria Kirilenko vs Victoria Larriere
WD - R64
(17)Gisela Dulko/Paola Suarez vs Darya Kustova/Anna Tatishvilli