Contributed by Paula Schumann
In Friday’s quarterfinals we saw Gonzales beat Hass, and then came the news that the Soldering vs Del Potro match was canceled because Soderling withdrew, due to a sore elbow. I had seen him playing earlier in the week and he looked to be in good form. I noticed that his choice of outfit was trimmed in gold, as if to anoint himself the new prince of the tour. When asked about his withdrawal, he said he woke up with the sore arm and his plan was to get an MRI and then to get healthy for the US Open.