Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tokyo Tennis Troubles


As I write this, the Toray Pan Pacific Open is taking place at Ariake Coliseum. I was planning to spend a day there but a spate of upsets has led me to change my mind. Venus Williams lost her first match yesterday, as did 1st-seed Dinara Safina. Serena Williams had already pulled out, so 3 of the top players are gone before the 3rd round. With the good seats going for over $100 for the quarterfinals, I've decided to save my money for now.

Next week sees the men's tour visit Tokyo in the form of the Rakuten Japan Open. However, world #1 Roger Federer has just pulled out, and Rafael Nadal was not planning to attend. So again the big draws are missing. There's still some big names coming such as Andy Murray and U.S. Open Champion Juan Martin Del Potro, so I'm not sure if I'll see some early round action.

Best,

Sean

Update: I found a job (oh no!) and start on Thursday, so won't be checking out any matches at either tournament.

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