It seems like James Blake had had enough of being Richard Gasquet's punching bag. He had never won more than 8 games against him but came out smoking in this one. You could see Gasquet meltdown to slag. Blake was unafraid of Gasquet's backhand since his own groundstrokes were ripping down the line. This Blake would have a chance against anyone (read RF). Now Blake has to face Nadal. Anyone know what his record is against Rafa?
Mardy Fish made it a great day for Americans by getting past former two time champion here Lleyton Hewett 7 to 4 in a 3rd set tie break. Its great to see these guys sweating as I look outside at the snowflakes dropping on the ground here in New Hampshire.