Indian Wells Crisis Center
Mornin'. The long-time readers among you will welcome this reprise of our traditional Grand Slam and Master Series Crisis Center post. It's always been the place where match-calling and comments on ongoing play are most appropriate, even though CC (and Your Call) are no longer regular daily features. That's mainly because of a shift in our Internet strategy and the current MO at Tennis.com. I'm glad, though, that most of you regulars have been able to navigate the daily posts and carry on that well-etablished sense of community for which TennisWorld is so well known.
Anyway, it's a pretty loaded schedule at Indian Wells today, but among all those delectable matches the one I'd most like to see is Ryan Harrison v. Viktor Troicki. I wonder if anyone else has this feeling that Harrison is trembling on the very cusp of a breakout? Troicki will be a tough out on the Indian Wells hard court - as will Lukasz Kubot of Poland, whom Harrison's mentor Andy Roddick meets in the second match on center.
I will also be interested to see how Caroline Wozniacki handles Ekaterina Makarova in the final day match in the stadium. I wrote a post yesterday on the way Wozniacki seems to have boxed herself into a corner and can't decide whether to change her game or not. This probably is a pretty big tournament for her, albeit in a very different way than it might be big for Harrison.