Revenge Is Best Served Thrice

Thursday's action had a similar theme over the course of the day: Revenge. Andy Roddick wanted to get revenge for his Davis Cup loss to David Ferrer in his hometown of Austin, TX earlier this year, and did. Andy Murray wanted revenge on American Donald Young for his straight sets romping in Indian Wells earlier this year, and Murray did. And finally, Roger Federer needed, not wanted, revenge on Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for knocking him out at Wimbledon and the Rogers Cup, and did. So revenge was served, a perfect 3-for-3. Also, Djokovic took out his good friend, Janko Tipsarevic, but not before Tipsy took a set from him.

Today's matches are also a delight. Big serving John Isner is taking on great returner Andy Murray. A classic match-up between two differing styles. Isner relies on his 135+ mph serve, and Murray relies on the ability to hit the return wherever he wants on the court, to get Isner to hit his finally improving groundstrokes.*

*improving doesn't mean great.

In the final match of the men's quarters, Revenge again will again be in play. Andy Roddick will be playing Rafael Nadal. Roddick beat Nadal in Miami in 2010, so the man with 10 Major titles, Rafa, will be looking for revenge from the man with one major title, Roddick. Isner-Murray starts at 12:30pm, with Roddick-Nadal coming on Ashe afterwords.

In other news, the Men's Final has been moved to Monday at 4pm for the third straight year. The women will play on Sunday.

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