The Championships have a habit of throwing up surprises. Marat Safin who appeared to have discovered the game for the surface lost. It was not expected for the French Champion Nadal to make much progress. But he seemed to give up without a fight. The Williams sisters are a very pale shadow of their past. Is the gap in the womens' game narrowing down or have the sisters lost their touch? Fellow bloggers are welcome to speculate.
I am very surprised by the exit of Mahesh Bhupathi and Todd Woodbridge from the doubles competition. I have always felt that the combination of Bhupathi and Paes was the best. Wonder what took place that led to the rather messy break up. I feel that the two behaved just as bands break up once they become famous. But there is always hope for the future.
Hewitt and Roddick won with ease before rains came down heavily.