Just after I post an entry for today – after reading on the sometimes inept BBC Tennis section that neither Tim or Daniela would be playing until tommorow – and it is time for another.
It’s good news too.
Details are scarce at the moment, but Tim has just beaten another fine player in Feliciano Lopez of Spain in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 in the first round in Dubai. This good result only shows that Tim can still compete with the top players and cannot be ruled out to retain the UK number one spot.
I must be realistic though, as next he could face the tricky Czech Radek Stepanek, who has become something of a bogus player to Tim, with Stepanek winning their last wto encounters at Vienna and Madrid last year. Stepanek is a fine player, and has hit a purple patch in the last week, after winning his (long overdue) maiden title in Rotterdam.
That will be an even tougher match.
Picture from BBC Sport.