Hey people, Rowan here. The Auckland tennis swing is all wrapped up.
Big John Isner is the Heineken Open champ! Of course he didn’t do it the easy way, beating super chic Arnaud Clement 63 57 76. Three sets, that’s three different bandanas for Clement, gotta love it. John had to fight in his final service game, saved a match point even, but once it got to the tiebreak he turned it up and dominated. Isner played four tiebreaks this week and he won all of them, that’s good stuff.
And a Kiwi won the doubles! Young Marcus Daniel and new Romanian BFF Horia Tecau beat the Brazilian tag team of Melo and Soares to win the titles. This is the biggest success that a male New Zealand player has had in a long time, so hooray for that. Our top girl Marina Erakovic is all healed up from her injury last year too, so hopefully she can get back in the top 100 real soon. She’s got Li Na in the first round of the Australian Open, tricky.
Hope you all enjoyed the Auckland goss, it was a good two weeks over here. Here’s hoping the new season blows all our minds. Two thousand and when? Two thousand and ten! Aw yeah.