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Some First Round Matches Still be to Played on Wednesday

Seems like there are more first round matches on the men's side remaining to be played on Wednesday than usual. Rafael Nadal takes to the court Wednesday afternoon.  The talk has been fairly quiet around Nadal.  I'm sure other men's players will be playing close attention to his match today. 


Wednesday's Match to Watch at The U.S. Open

Jurgen Melzer(AUT) vs.   Marat Safin(RUS)


Head on over to Armstrong Stadium court to watch this match.  Safin says he is easing into retirement at years end.  Melzer is a flashy lefthander who likes to play aggressive tennis.  Melzer gives some players fits.  Safin is known to have fits.  Melzer's best result in New York is the third round.  Safin won in 2000.  That seems like a long time ago.  He hasn't been to the quarter-finals since 2001.

A tough match to call.  Should be lot's of fireworks.  Safin in 5.


Opening Night is a Late Night at Open

Usually we don't have matchesthat go into the wee hours until maybe the third of fourth round.  ESPN2's first night of coverage was a late one.  Andy Roddick didn't finish his opening round match until almost 1am.

While Roddick didn't mind the lat night victory, I'm sure the majority of fans watching at home were like me and couldn't last that long. 

A ceremony featuring Andre Agassi, and Venus Williams taking almost three hours to win her three set match were the main culprits.

Hopefully we finish up a little earlier the next couple nights.


Tuesday's Match to Watch at The U.S. Open

Novak Djokovic(SRB)[4] vs.   Ivan Ljubicic(CRO)


An intriguing match on Ashe Stadium.  Djokovic remains a question mark even though he is the #4 seed.  Ljubicic is a former top 5 player trying to regain form.  Djokovic seems to like playing in New York.  He reached he finals in 2007.

Look for Djokovic to have a little too much for the Croat.  Djokovic in 4 sets.


Breaking NFL News: Favre May Have Cracked Rib

Not the kind of ribs you get at Scott Ja-Mama's or Rudolph's in Minneapolis.  The most talked about ribs now may belong to the veteran Viking's quarterback.

Sources have said that Favre has been telling members of his own team he has one, possibly more cracked ribs.

No mention has been made of how he injured it, or how it impacts his ability to throw or take hits.  We'll see if Favre is as good playing through pain as he has been in the past.