The weather today was perfect — sunny and crisp — and here’s a rundown of some match result highlights:
— Who says American men’s tennis is dead?! Well, the Observer does (in tomorrow’s paper), but perhaps we shouldn’t jump to conclusions as Sam Querrey upset Czech Tomas Berdych (22) in straight sets.
— Something of an upset as Tommy Haas, a three-time quarterfinalist here (including last year), defeated 12th-seeded Richard Gasquet in five sets, 6-7, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2. Gasquet was dragged down by an avalanche of unforced errors late in the match.
— First-seeded Ana Ivanovic had something of a scare on the way to defeating Vera Dushevina in three sets.
— 11th-seeded Daniela Hantuchova, one of the game’s heartthrobs, was ousted in straight sets by unseeded German Anna-Lena Groenefeld.
— 32-year-old Nicolas Lapentti, who has gotten as far as the 3rd round here (though not for a good few years), was defeated by 23-year-old Yen-Hsun Lu from Taiwan.