Up before the lark this morning to watch Del Potro's final in Tokyo against Raonic - he of the net incident in Montreal. Not as good a match as the semi-final against Nico Almagro, but the result was the right one. It's Delpo's third trophy this year, and sixteenth in his career to date. And his good friend Marco was cheering from the player's box.
Much more civilised hour for Djokovic's final against Nadal in Beijing, but that went the right way too, so I'm quite the happy bunny today.
Delpo posted a pic of his team with the trophy in the locker room after. I haven't seen Nole's yet, but I suspect his will be bigger...
I've been reading that flights from Tokyo to Shanghai tonight are all sold out; Rohan Bopanna was pleading via Twitter the other day for a lift in someone's private plane. He won the doubles final this morning and is due on court in Shanghai tomorrow but as of a couple of days ago he couldn't get a flight no way no how. Presumably the Shanghai people will do whatever's necessary to get them there, as the new champions in Tokyo.