Madhitter: I feel like there have been lots of upsets this year. any thoughts on biggest one so far?
The Baumer: donald young’s win over andy murray in indian wells
seemed like a pretty big deal at the time. now it looks like donald trump could beat murray
MH: i think you’re right. think harkleroad was happy for her ex when he beat murray this week?
TB: sure. probably stripped naked in celebration. what about you? biggest upset?
MH: i think trump could beat kuznetsova, too. losing to mchale was pretty rough
TB: doesn’t say much about US tennis when losses to our hopefuls is borderline unacceptable
MH: i know. well, murray lost to the davis cup c team which is about the same caliber as the fed cup a team
TB: what about key biscayne? what’s the feeling down there? can djokovic do no wrong?
MH: djokovic can definitely do no wrong. james blake winning 2 games was an upset in itself. i thought he might get a double bagel
TB: poor james. is he not shaving until he gets a quality win?
MH: he might look like rip van winkle. or are you saying michael russell isn’t a quality win?
TB: it’s definitely an achievement on the qualifying circuit; not sure about main draw honors.
del potro posted a convincing win over soderling.
MH: i was just about to mention him. he’s getting a lot of buzz. but you know how they like the latin community down here.
TB: si. si. and the chicas? any buzz outside of serena’s backside in her banned 2k spot?
MH: how about that shuai peng? she’s tearing it up this year
MH: she’s second in match wins in 2011. take that Li Na
TB: and yet somehow peng has managed to fly under the radar. go figure.
MH: well, we probably won’t see her playing wii tennis with serena anytime soon.
TB: not unless she can fill out a pair of fishnets.
MH: i’m about to head out to watch stosur and sharapova
TB: who’s your pick?
MH: sharapova. it’s kind of windy so i think that’s going to be tough for sam
TB: and maria’s ball toss. Over/under on double faults?
MH: tough. i think there will be 18 in total between the two
TB: I’ll take the over. Beer to the winner. Enjoy.