Saturday, June 19, 2010
What a difference a week makes!
In my last post, I was thinking, "Man, that was a rough loss to Lleyton Hewitt for Roger Federer in Halle." And that was just the latest perplexing result from Federer in a year full of them so far. But as it gets closer to Wimbledon time, I just can't help but think we'll be watching Fed do what he does best in two weeks: kissing that big gold trophy. He'll get tested but I think he'll come through.
So, as I do nowadays with my predictions for the tournaments, here's what I expect, from the 16s on:
The Fourth Round
Roger Federer (1) vs. Feliciano Lopez (22)
Tomas Berdych (12) vs. Igor Andreev
Novak Djokovic (3) vs. Lleyton Hewitt (15)
Mardy Fish vs. Andy Roddick (5)
Julien Benneteau (32) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (10)
Sergiy Stakhovsky vs. Andy Murray (4)
Robin Soderling (6) vs. Marcos Baghdatis (24)
Nicolas Mahut vs. Rafael Nadal (2)
Federer vs. Berdych
Hewitt vs. Roddick
Benneteau vs. Murray
Baghdatis vs. Nadal
Federer vs. Roddick
Murray vs. Nadal
Federer over Murray
That's how I see it! The women's preview is coming next!
(Photo: The Canadian Press)