It was a tiring week at the Office, and boy I’m glad that it’s the weekend. And happier that my favorite tennis stars are doing good at the Rome Masters. Here’s one- Rafa Nadal is expected to retain his number 1 ranking, well at least up until the French Open. By getting into the semis of Rome Masters, Nadal has enough points to become the number 1 at the Roland Garros. Did you know that Andy Murray and Richard Gasquet are in the semis? Gasquet eliminated Roger Federer in three tight sets. Just before that, the former number 1 mentioned that he can still capture the number 1 spot. Now this is what you call news! I wonder what runs in the mind of Federer, and what made him say that thing. Yes, he still competes for semifinals slots in major tournaments, but he has failed this year in defeating the top 2 players. If he starts winning against these two again, then yes he can still become number 1. I think what drives him to become number 1 again is to break that ultimate record made by Pete Sampras, the longest number 1 stay in ATP. Federer has 285 weeks at number 1, 1 week shy of the record of Sampras.
Also, it’s good to note that Maria Sharapova is making progress in may tournaments. Once again, Sharapova is in the semis after winning over Azarenka. Though it should be noted that Azarenka retired from the match. A win is a win, yes?