Most Exciting Match: Ivan Ljubicic (14) vs. Mardy Fish, 6-2, 6-7(8), 4-6, 6-2, 10-8. This match was most exciting for us, because Ljubicic and Fish are two players that we would have liked to have seen go deep in the tournament. And Mardy almost had this one.
Early Exit: Last year’s French Open Women’s Champion Svetlana Kuznetsova is out! Maria Kirilenko defeated her, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
Meanest Commentator Quote: “If I’m the fitness trainer, I’m telling Marcos [Baghdatis], ‘Don’t lift the shirt.’” – Ted Robinson on The Tennis Channel, remarking to John McEnroe that Baghdatis’ abdominal definition leaves a bit to be desired. Is it not enough for him to have to lose in four sets to Andy Murray in the third round of the French Open? Must we really poke fun at his physique as well?
Star of the Day: Sunshine. As John Branch of The New York Times says, “If there is one group of people happy about the rain that disrupted the French Open schedule on Wednesday and Thursday, it is Friday’s ticket holders. … Things are so wacky that Court 2 will see Maria Sharapova, Samantha Stosur and Robin Soderling, among others.”
Number of Matches Suspended Until Tomorrow: Two.
Match That We Can’t WAIT to See the Result of: Aravane Rezai (15) vs. Nadia Petrova (19), 7-6(2), 4-6, 7-7. Seriously. If this match had finished up today, it would have qualified as our “most exciting match of the day.” Rezai is favored by quite a few to be able to make it far into the draw, but Petrova is not letting her go easy! We’ll be tuning in first-thing tomorrow for the result!
Also … We learned that Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is putting his money on Argentina at the 2010 World Cup. Tsonga says, “With Maradona in charge, I’m sure there will be fireworks. I have a really good feeling about Argentina.”