The first Major of the year is a couple of days away and in true-TTA? fashion, I'm giving you my predictions from the round of 16 on. Here goes:
Fourth Round Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Milos Raonic (23) Janko Tipsarevic (9) vs. David Ferrer (5) Andy Murray (4) vs. Gael Monfils (14) Kei Nishikori (24) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6) Mardy Fish (8) vs. Florian Mayer (20) Alexandr Dolgopolov (13) vs. Roger Federer (3) Tomas Berdych (7) vs. Marcos Baghdatis Jarkko Nieminen vs. Rafael Nadal (2)
Quarterfinals: Djokovic vs. Ferrer Murray vs. Nishikori Mayer vs. Federer Baghdatis vs. Nadal
Semis: Djokovic vs. Murray Federer vs. Nadal
Finals: Murray over Nadal
As the headline suggests, why not now for Andy Murray? He's going to win a Major at some point; perhaps the lessons learned from Ivan Lendl will have already kicked in. I think they will.
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.