Haas, Larcher de Brito pick up wins

Tommy Haas got off the court a bit earlier than I am sure he imagined he would today, as he won when Gael Monfils retired in the first set. Haas was winning the first set 5-1 when Monfils had to stop. Haas will now face either Rafael Nadal or Florent Serra in the third round. The way Nadal is playing, I would say that there is a pretty darn good chance that he will be Haas’ opponent. Nadal is 2-0 against Haas, with one of those wins coming back at Cincy in 2006.

Nick and Michelle Larcher de Brito

Nick and Michelle Larcher de Brito at the 2008 Sony Ericsson Open

The women are in Montreal, and it is there that we find 15-year old NBTA student Michelle Larcher de Brito. After picking up a three-set win over Vania King in the opener, she notched a top-20 victory (second this year) today over Flavia Pennetta. Larcher de Brito won 6-3, 0-6, 6-3 and will now face fourth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova in the third round. Don’t forget, Pennetta is coming off of a finals appearance last week in LA and was playing excellent tennis.

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~ by Nick's Picks on July 30, 2008.

4 Responses to “Haas, Larcher de Brito pick up wins”

  1. Poor flavoursome Flavia. It looks like this Larcher de Brito is going to be a major threat to a lot of players over the next few years. It’s hard to believe that she’s still only 15.

  2. Michelle is just unbelievable. If she didn’t look so young I would say she looks like a veteran playing. But two main things to improve. The service and the regularity.
    Fantastic Michelle, Svetlana will have tough game!

  3. Just to leave this note from home:
    Portugal loves you, Michelle.
    Must be the water we have here……..
    Rui

  4. Wohoo!!!!!!!Go Michelle! Thats unbelivable. Keep going!

    ~Dylan

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