Friday, January 19, 2007

Roddick vs Safin

It's the most anticipated and probably most exciting match of Australian Open 2007 to date.

Tonight, Rod Laver Arena hosts the third-round match-up between two big names - American Andy Roddick (No.6 seed) and Russian Marat Safin (No.26 seed).

It promises a night of great tennis and a heavyweight battle between the two big-serving players. The game could very well pass as a semi-final, at the very least.

Wen just texted me. She's going to rush home straight after work to watch the Russian whom she's fancied since her teenage years. Haha.

Safin enjoyed a five-set victory against Roddick in the 2004 quarter-final at Melbourne Park, but Wen and I have a bad feeling that he might lose tonight. He's had a fairly rocky start this season and Roddick has played much better matches than he had.

While the pair isn't exactly over the moon about having to play such a tough opponent so early on in the slam, Melbourne awaits the powerhouse showdown on this warm Friday night.

Edit: Safin lost, as we predicted. It was a good match that kept everyone on the edge of our seats. But the Russian giant lost, and Wen is heartbroken. Haha.