Google Down the Line!: "Olympic Omen" begins taking its toll, Andy + Sveta first to go down

Monday, August 11, 2008

"Olympic Omen" begins taking its toll, Andy + Sveta first to go down

Tennis' Olympic Omen has struck and the upsets have begun in typical style.

Andy Murray became the first high-profile victim falling in the first round to unheralded Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei 7-6, 6-4. I can think of one baller who won't be sad to see Andy get booted: Novak Djokovic. The Serb, who's lost his last two matches to the Brit baller, was in Andy's half of the draw.

This loss, however, could be a mixed blessing for the Cincinnati champ. Andy now has time to prepare for the year's last major where he'll be a favorite to take home his first Grand Slam.

Svetlana Kuznetsova's season continues to stall. The Russian baller was also dumped out of Beijing's first round losing to homegirl Li Na 7-6 (5), 6-4 hitting 6 winners to 46 errors - ugly. This loss isn't as shocking as Andy's since Na's beaten her before in big matches (Wimbledon '06), but this loss won't help Sveta's already lagging confidence.

Unlike Andy's situation, I don't think the extra time off will help Sveta since it'll give her time to think - something she does too much on the court already.

(image via Getty)


  1. Unexpected loss for Andy! But on the plus side he can get back here to NY where there's some oxygen and get ready for USO!

  2. yeah he should do well with the extra rest and prep - 4th fave for sure

  3. Hope he goes out early at the Open.

  4. Svetlana, my Svetlana...whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?

  5. i know t - she just can't seem to keep it together consistently.

    the bigger the match the harder she falls. she's the mauresmo of her generation i think.


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