Qualifier from Argentina, Guillermo Canas, has booked a semi-final berth against World’s No. 7, Ivan Ljubicic by defeating another top 10 player, World’s No. 6, Tommy Robredo from Spain 7-6(5), 6-1. He also happens to be the first qualifier to ever reach the semi-final of Sony Ericsson Open.
Canas knows this is probably the last year for him to make some noise at this level and wants to go out swinging. He is sure executing his plan to perfection. With the way he is going, it is hard to bet against him winning it all the way.
How long can he keep this up at 29? With the clay court season starting soon, being a clay court specialist, it couldn’t have come at a better time for him.
Canas is on an unbelievable hot streak, having defeated Federer twice in two weeks. He will be facing another 28 year old veteran. Canas is 29. Whoever wins it, will find a resurgent teenager, standing in their way. It will be the old against the new.
It looks like this is going to be the story for most of this year. It will be a battle between the rulers and the rebels. How long can the old guard hold them off?