Today the women's event winded down (odd to be seeing that happen on a Friday, and a little odder to see Grand Slam itself end entirely on a Saturday tomorrow), as they had both semifinals and both finals. The men played from the second knockout round through the semifinals, to set up the gold and bronze finals tomorrow.
I've got to 'confess' that I had a ragng headache all day, and it's sort of a miracle I got as many write-ups in as I did (and apologies to the twitter followers as I did almost no live-tweeting). But here's what I had. I did watch the first match of the day, featuring the top-seeded men.
Casey Patterson/Jake Gibb (USA) vs. Markus Böckermann/Mischa Urbatzka (GER)
The Germans got the ball rolling first with three on serve opening up the match. The Americans got their first sideout when Gibb, who normally does the blocking, made a nice dig, landing well off the playing area after his dive. That set up Patterson for the hit on 2, whi...