Saturday, June 19, 2010

Roger Federer? He's going to be OK (Wimbledon predictions, men's edition)

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)

The Quarterfinals

Federer vs. Berdych
Hewitt vs. Roddick
Benneteau vs. Murray
Baghdatis vs. Nadal

The Semifinals

Federer vs. Roddick
Murray vs. Nadal

The Championships

Federer over Murray

That's how I see it! The women's preview is coming next!

(Photo: The Canadian Press)


Anonymous said...

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Tyler said...

awesome picks!

i'm still skeptical on Murray making it so far, but he's more than capable of it.

van said...

Thanks anonymous!

And thanks, Tyler! It has to turn around for Murray at some point, right?