Monday, June 23, 2014

Still going (kinda) strong after all these years!

Happy birthday!

Not to you (unless it is your birthday!), not to me (still a month away).

Rather to this old blog of mine, Tennis Talk, Anyone? Seven years old today!

My, they grow up so fast!

I can't even begin to list all the things that have happened tennis-wise over the years, but they've been great and a lot of them due to TTA?.

I know I don't get to post as much as I'd like, but I try and vow to try even harder. And if you're still reading this blog, thank you so much! I hope it doesn't let you down.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Wimbledon picks for '14 (and as always, from the fourth round on)

I missed it for the French, but in true TTA? fashion—aside from that aforementioned blemish—here's my Slam predictions, from the fourth round on. Enjoy the start of Wimbledon!


MEN
Fourth Round
Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (14)
Fernando Verdasco (18) vs. Tomas Berdych (6)
Andy Murray (3) vs. Kevin Anderson (20)
Grigor Dimitrov (11) vs. Marcos Baghdatis
Denis Istomin vs. Feliciano Lopez (19)
Lleyton Hewitt vs. Roger Federer (4)
Milos Raonic (8) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (22)
Richard Gasquet (13) vs. Rafael Nadal (2)

Quarterfinals
Djokovic vs. Berdych
Murray vs. Dimitrov
Lopez vs. Federer
Raonic vs. Nadal

Semifinals
Djokovic vs. Murray
Federer vs. Nadal

Finals
Nadal over Murray

WOMEN
Fourth Round
Serena Williams (1) vs. Eugenie Bouchard (13)
Angelique Kerber (9) vs. Maria Sharapova (5)
Sorana Cirstea (29) vs. Shuai Zhang
Sabine Lisicki (19) vs. Taylor Townsend
Coco Vandeweghe vs. Lucie Safarova (23)
Ekaterina Makarova (22) vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (4)
Venus Williams (30) vs. Flavia Pennetta (12)
Caroline Wozniacki (15) vs. Li Na (2)

Quarterfinals
S. Williams vs. Sharapova
Cirstea vs. Lisicki
Vandeweghe vs. Radwanska
V. Williams vs. Na


Semifinals
Sharapova vs. Lisicki
Radwanska vs. V. Williams

Finals
Sharapova over Radwanska

(Photo: The Associated Press)