Sorry everyone that this is a few days late! I just came back from Sydney, Australia and a Champions Tour event there and must admit I am a little tired from all the travelling I have done in the last two months. Enough complaining on my behalf. Pat Rafter was the eventual winner having beaten John McEnroe in the final in two pretty “easy” sets, but John was visibly tired from the night before where he beat me 7-6, 7-6 in 2hrs and 15min. Actually the “best” match we have played against one another for a long time. We had good crowds for the 4 days of the event,15-20,000 over the 4 days and live TV. On the ATP Tour, Robin Soderling finally won in Paris, even though this was not the French Open, he still won beating Gail Monfils in the Finals and another Frenchman, Michael Llodra in the Semis. This should give Robin all the confidence he needs to do well at the O2 arena in London for the ATP finals next week. How is Roger Federer going to bounce back from having lost to Monfils in the Semis in Paris after having match points? I think ok. I think Roger is at least as good as he has ever been, he is just not winning the “close” matches all the time. He will be ready for the Australian Open in January, more ready than ever before because he’s not winning the close matches. If he keeps it up, practicing as hard as he clearly is, and if he keeps “the aggressive” mindset, to me he’s the “one to beat” at both the ATP Finals in London and the Australian Open in 2011. All the best and keep taking chances…..Mats…. please remember to sign up at the top of this page with your email address to receive updates on WOW!!!!

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