The Aussie is here! The Aussie is here! (Well, almost. Pardon the excitement, but a tennis fan can't help it, even if it is still a day away!)
Anyway, I'm about to get down to what I like to do most of all here at TTA?: Make my round of 16 predictions. I think you're going to see a lot of the big names getting pretty deep this go-around, and perhaps the biggest of them all taking home the title. Here's how I think it will all go down:
Round of 16 Rafael Nadal (1) vs. Radek Stepanek Mikhail Youzhny vs. David Ferrer (7) Robin Soderling (4) vs. Ernests Gulbis (24) Jurgen Melzer (11) vs. Andy Murray (5) Philipp Kohlschreiber vs. Nikolay Davydenko (23) Igor Andreev vs. Novak Djokovic (3) Andy Roddick (8)vs. Stanislas Wawrinka(19) Sam Querrey (18) vs. Roger Federer (2)
Quarterfinals Nadal vs. Ferrer Soderling vs. Murray Davydenko vs. Djokovic Roddick vs. Federer
Semifinals Nadal vs. Murray Djokovic vs. Federer
Finals Federer over Nadal
That's how I see it! Stay tuned for my women's predictions.
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.