Friday, June 27, 2008

Rain, rain go and stay away

There's been a rain delay at the grounds of the All-England Club so far. At least the tournament's gotten this far without a drop!

Here's a quick look at some matches that I think will be some good ones, provided they get them in. I know they took the tarp off Centre Court, but you just never know what happens out in London when one drop hits. It could be a prelude of things to come. Anyway, here's a few:

• Roger Federer (1) vs. Marc Gicquel: I actually follow what Gicquel does in his career. You may be thinking "who?" and "why?" I saw him BLAST Juan-Carlos Ferrero off the court at the U.S. Open and thought, "Man, what a player." He's alright, but he shouldn't offer too much resistance to the King. R-Fed in straights.

• Amelie Mauresmo vs. Serena Williams (6): Just two years ago, this would've been a credible final, now look where it's being played. If Mauresmo were healthy, I'd say watch out. But she's pretty hobbled now. Serena in straights, too.

• Mario Ancic vs. David Ferrer (5): Ferrer just took out Ancic last week on the way to his first grass-court title. I like Ancic to get him here. (I need Ancic to get him here, he's one of my few quarterfinal picks remaining!) Ancic in four.

Aside from Ancic over Ferrer, here's a few upset picks: Dellacqua over Vaidisova, Safin over Seppi and Reynolds over Lopez.

(Photo: AP)


IHeartRafa said...

Today's upset special: Our girl Mattek beat Bartoli in 3...Always a good chance to beat Bartoli with her wrist injury. I am surprised she went through the first two rounds without scares.

Of course we all think Ancic is going to beat Ferrer... but he had to play 5 sets last round... What's up with Ancic? Is the grass that slow this year?

van said...

Hey Iheartrafa, Mattek's up a set: She could be on her way!

It must be something with the grass. Maybe the big bombers are in trouble.

freakyfrites said...

I'm impressed Van, you got most of these right on the money!

Maybe you are right about Mattek v. Sugiyama!