Friday, January 13, 2012

Why not now for Andy Murray? (Australian Open predictions)


Here we go: Grand Slam time!

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.

Women's picks are on the way!

(Photo: AP)

1 comment:

Maddie Simmons said...

You may be right! After a tricky first round he has a pretty good draw. He owns Tsonga, so it should be an uncomplicated quarter final. Also he is less awed by Djokovic than he is by Nadal or Federer and meeting him in the semi finals is better than the finals. He still has a lot to prove but definitely a great opportunity! http://thenetcourt.blogspot.com/