Well, it appears to be “just one of those tournaments” for me!
As Tennys Sandgren took the court up 5-3 in the second set — serving to level the match at a set a piece — I figured our +6 games would be sitting pretty. But Sandgren’s chances came and went after he failed to serve it out at 5-3 and then succumbed in the second set breaker. Of course, Sandgren had to make things even more painful (yet, electric), by squandering break-back points in the final game of the match, which would’ve all but secured the +6 (in heroic fashion). But with the ultimate 4-6, 6-7, 3-6 result — we push sigh. C’est la vie.
Anyway, after last night, we have our 2018 Australian Open semifinal matches set. On the ladies’ side, we have Elise “Money” Mertens vs. Caro Wozniacki and Simona Halep vs. Angelique Kerber. And on the men’s side, Roger Federer vs. Hyeon Chung and Marin Čilić vs. Kyle Edmund.
Being that fellow Action Network tennis expert Stuckey and I each still have one of our two pre-tournament future bets alive — Stuck with Wozniacki(+1250) and myself with Roger (+210) — we will focus on the other two semifinal matches tonight, instead. Let’s get into it.