Cincinnati Open Tennis 2012 - Men's Tournament Review
Review of the Cincinnati Open Tennis Tournament 2012 - Men's Competition won bt Roger Federer.
Cincinnati Open 2012
The Cincinnati Open saw talented tennis players from all over the world put on a dazzling display of guts and determination. The venue is one of the largest in the United States, and it has been played in the same city longer than any other tournament in the Masters 1000 tournaments. The outdoor tennis venue features sixteen courts, with four tennis stadiums. Fans can enjoy fast-paced action at Center Court, Grandstand Court, Court 4, and Court 9. Most of the top players in the world came to play in this year's tournament.
Roger Federer continued his domination at the Cincinnati Open. He defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 7-6 in the championship match. Djokovic was never able to get into a rhythm against Federer on this day. The number one ranked men's tennis player in the world had his best serves prepared for his opponent, and he was able to break down Djokovic's serve easily. Perhaps Federer was in better shape for this tournament since he skipped the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada. Djokovic won that tournament. Federer's dominance in the match was shocking to everyone around the world, including the two participants.
Federer disposed of Djokovic in 20 minutes for the first set. The 6-0 score was the first time that either man defeated the other in that manner in their 28 career matches against each other. Djokovic even tried to switch rackets during the break, but he was no match for Federer in the final contest. Federer hurled two aces in a row that whizzed right by Djokovic's attempts to return them. The stunner crowd in attendance and those watching around the world couldn't believe what their eyes were witnessing.
Stanislas Wawrinka was Federer's opponent in the semifinals. He put up a valiant effort against the best player in the world by way of a 7-6 first set loss. Wawrinka's backhand kept him in the match several times, as he was able to go toe to toe with Federer for a good portion of the match. He ran out of steam as he lost the 2nd set 6-3, but it was still a great showing for the Swiss tennis player. He'll look to carry some momentum into his future matches after playing a tough match against Federer.
Andy Murray was by far the biggest disappointment in the tournament. He was easily ousted in the first round by Jeremy Chardy from France. Murray had defeated Chardy handily in the 4 previous matches between them. Murray needed more practice against top competition as the U.S. Open draws near. Murray could be setting himself up for a disaster when the biggest tournament of the year rolls around. In an interview after the match, Murray stated that he was very uncomfortable with the way the balls were bouncing on the court.
The Cincinnati Open was a huge surprise for many tennis fans. Andy Murray didn't win a set in the entire tournament against an inferior players and Roger Federer put up a performance for the ages against Novak Djokovic. Federer is now a 5 time champion of the tournament.