The men of Spain are to men’s tennis what the ladies of Russia are for the women’s game.
Spaniards Rafael Nadal, Fernando Verdasco, David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo and Feliciano Lopez are in the final group of 12 for the men’s side, and what gets them this far? Let’s ask Mardy Fish!
“They’re in shape,” he said, after his loss yesterday. “They’re physically fit. You know, they can play on all surfaces.”
Uh huh, yes, what else?
“You won’t come across a, you know, a top 50 Spaniard who isn’t afraid to take his shirt off in practice, you know, and looks good doing it, you know,” he continued.
Now we’re talking! Let’s see if they’ll draw in the fans that way and–more significantly, of course–they can produce good tennis over the next couple days.