It seems like Mardy Fish is the long-lost brother of lookalike Robert Kendrick, who lost to Novak Djokovic today, 7-6 (8), 6-4, 6-4.
In other news from this cool, cloudy, and (very briefly) drizzly Day 5:
– The shakeup in the women’s draw continues, as third-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova fell to the 28th seed, Katarina Srebotnik, 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-3. That’s good news for Elena Dementieva, who moved on to the Round of 16, and a clearer path to the semis, with a strong win over Anne Keothavong, 6-3, 6-4.
– Surprise, surprise: Roger Federer defeated Thiago Alves in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4.
– Indeed, as opposed to the women’s side, the men’s top 10 is still intact. Nikolay Davydenko (the 5th seed) moved on to the third round, beating Agustin Calleri 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (2).
– One fewer midlevel American men’s player to kick around: Robby Ginepri lost in the second round to Marin Cilic, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5.
– A hard-fought match and a disappointing result for Tommy Haas, a quarterfinalist here in 2006 and 2008. Haas was ousted by Gilles Muller, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-3. Another five-setter followed on the same court: Fernando Verdasco held on to defeat Rui Machado 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-0.
– As of this writing, Sybille Bammer’s match (also on the same court as Muller and Verdasco) had not started, but it was expected that angels would be gently singing on the sidelines as she trampled the opposition.