As a person who calls Luxembourg my current home, I am particularly thrilled about this one. Qualifier Gilles Muller from Luxembourg has put his tiny country on the tennis map. Muller is the first player from Luxembourg to reach the last eight of a grand slam when he stunned number 5 seed Russian Nikolay Davydenko 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (10) at the U.S. Open. New York Times covers the story. Muller’s full interview is here.
The 130th-ranked Muller will play Roger Federer in the quarter-finals. GO Luxembourg! You can do it!