Thursday, June 25, 2009
So how do you like Wimbledon so far now that we're at the third round? Why, it was just yesterday we were in the second!
I know I'm digging it, and it's pretty wild to think that the round of 32 is upon us. I guess the biggest names to go so far in the tournament have been James Blake, Maria Sharapova, Juan Martin del Potro and Marat Safin. The Sharapova loss is shocking, and I thought Blake would've done better.
The matches have been of a pretty high quality, and there are a few on tap tomorrow that should continue that. Here's a few that I'll be keeping close tabs on:
* Mardy Fish vs. Novak Djokovic: I said earlier in the week that I thought Fish would get Djoko and I'm sticking by it! This could be a career-defining moment for Fish.
* Roger Federer vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber: Federer's going to be OK in this one. I just think it could be entertaining from a high-level-of-shotmaking perspective.
* Ivo Karlovic vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: INSANE firepower in this one!
* Francesca Schiavone vs. Marion Bartolis: Yes, I really will care about the outcome of this match, mainly because I like Frannie's game, but I think Bartoli will pull it off.
* Gisela Dulko vs. Nadia Petrova: Can Dulko follow up her upset over Sharapova tomorrow? I guess it's something we'll all see!