Monday, December 15, 2008

Conversations on Kooyong

The field for Kooyong has just been announced, and it's not quite as star-studded as in the past: Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka, Fernando Gonzalez, Marin Cilic, Marat Safin, Carlos Moya, Fernando Verdasco and Marcos Baghdatis. Fun, but where's some of the big names of the past?
Ernests Gulbis had to pull out after accidentally scheduling to play Auckland at the same time - how he managed that I am not quite sure. He was replaced by Nando... but I think the organisers are more excited about the prospects of Ana Ivanovic in the stands than anything else.
I like the matches, and I like that R-Fed will get challenged... but not too much. But this event has pulled some huge names in the past. Where's Rafa and Djokovic? This is such a cool event - where is everyone this year?
Actually, where's Andy Roddick? He traditionally plays this event - where is he?

1 comment:

Krystle Lee said...

They've all gone off to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. I guess Channel 7 wouldn't be too happy with the line-up. In theory, I think they should decide to maybe decrease the coverage a little bit and give Sydney a bit more attention, but I don't think they will do that.