Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What does tomorrow hold for Roger Federer? (and other thoughts)

I figured I'd go ahead and get this out of the way; that being your understatement of the fortnight:

It's been an interesting first two days at Wimbledon, huh?

All kinds of stuff has been going on: from James Blake yelling at commentator Pam Shriver to French Open finalists Francesca Schiavone and Sam Stosur getting knocked out in the first round to high seeds getting pushed to the distance or knocked out of the tournament.

Speaking, though, of getting "pushed to the distance" ...

How about that Roger Federer/Alejandro Falla match? You hate to see a guy like Falla not have all that hard work rewarded, but give it up to Federer for fighting through.

Tomorrow's match should go a lot easier for him against Ilija Bozoljac. I'm assuming it should be nothing less than a cakewalk. Looking down the road, however, things could get a little tricky in the round of 16, where either Feliciano Lopez or Jurgen Melzer--lefties a little more dangerous than Falla--could potentially lurk.

Anyway, he'll be OK--at least that's what I have to tell myself since I picked him to win the whole shebang! : )

My picks have already gotten hit hard as I lost two semifinalists, Marcos Baghdatis and Sam Stosur. Dang them!

I hope one more of my picks is OK tomorrow. Andy Roddick could have a SERIOUS match on his hands tomorrow against Michael Llodra. If Roddick manages to blast him off the court, he should be considered in great shape for a big run.

(Photo: Getty Images)


tenaciouslytennis said...

I guess that match against Ilija Bozoljac wasn't as easy as expected! The Serb has a really interesting to game, we'll probably be seeing more of him in the future. Two hands on both sides, and that crazy toss -- he reminds me of Santoro in a way (expect Bozoljac has the power, not the spin).

Thankfully, Federer was back on track with his three set win over Clement.

Nice post!



van said...

Hey Ben, thanks for commenting! And it was a crazy fortnight results-wise out there. Interesting to see what the summer holds.