Google Down the Line!: WEEKEND WINNERS: Andy, Venus

Monday, October 20, 2008


Andy Murray - Madrid

What a week for the Brit baller. The 21-year old grabbed his second consecutive Masters Series shield, fourth title this season (the first Brit to accomplish the feat), and seventh overall ATP title when he defeated Roger Federer (increasing his head-to-head over the Swiss to 3-2) in the semifinals and Frenchie Gilles Simon in the final 6-4, 7-6 (6). The US Open finalist looks to be playing the best ball around at the moment and is certainly setting himself up nicely to take his first Masters Cup title.

Venus Williams - Zurich

Finally! The Wimbledon champ actually won another tournament other than her fave grass-court major when she defeated Flavia Pennetta 7-6 (1), 6-2, stopping a surprising 3-match losing streak to the Italian. V also defeated Ana Ivanovic in a tight 3-setter in the semifinals and may have secured her spot in Doha with this win. Stay tuned...

(images via AFP + Getty)


  1. Oh Andy. Why'd you shave off the locks and leave me in a cloud of sweltering lust?

    Ahem. On a more serious note, I really, really hope/think/wish he'd be number one when Rafa comes down. Right now, I don't see anyone playing better than him. No, not even Rafa.

  2. babz: he does seem to be coming into his own right now and it's great for 2009. his maiden grand slam may literally be right around the corner if he keeps this momentum going.

  3. All I'm saying is he's playing a fucking smart game. He's got the power, brains and talent. He can lend a delicate touch to the ball (dropshot anyone?), or run it down like Rafa.

    Who can give him that much trouble right now? Roger won the USO but Murray had a match with Rafa the day before, and he lost to Murray a few days ago. Djoko's game right now is like a soda left on the counter overnight. He's not playing a bad game, but he's also not improving. Rafa gives him trouble, but not by much. If Murray keeps this up, soon the world is his oyster.

    But that's just my opinion. I am amateur at best, so don't take much from it. :)

  4. There you go Andy, off with the mob, finally!!!

    And I agree - he will so be in the fast lane next year! If he manages to stay healthy, I'm guessing he'll be in the top 3 in no time.


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