Saturday, January 23, 2010
So the much-anticipated Aussie Open third round rematch between homeboy Lleyton Hewitt and rejuvenated former finalist Marcos Baghdatis became a bust when the Cypriot retired from the match with a shoulder injury down 0-6, 2-4.
The pair played a match for the ages back in 2008 when their delayed third round match was pushed back to midnight and ended 5 sets later at 4:30 am. The Aussie hothead fell to the court after winning that encounter while Bags left in tears.
I guess our consolation prize (at least for me) was a bit of MOMA from these two ballers - some hand-on-shoulder, hand-in-hand and hand-on-neck action. So far, Delpo + Blake are tops, so to speak.