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.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.