Saturday, 23 June 2012

Weeks in White - Wimbledon Predictions

The unprecedented success of my predictions for the Wimbledon 2012 draw (about half of them are sort of maybe close to the truth, I think), it's time to take on the real thing. As usual, I won't be doing quarter-by-quarter analysis, since you've probably read a dozen of those already. Here are my quick predictions for the following two weeks in white.

  • Viktor Troicki will surprise us all by getting to the 4th round (of course, it won't be such a surprise now that you've read it here)
  • Richard Gasquet will make it to the quarter finals, beating Almagro and Berdych along the way (thankfully preventing any more recollections of the "Handshake-gate").
  • This might not count as too much of an upset, but Fognini will easily beat Llodra.
  • Isner - Mahut III, yes. Same outcome as in 2010 and 2011, too.
  • Young - Youzhny gets an honourable mention because of potentially being shown as "YOU - YOU" on the scoreboard. Young will continue his losing streak, of course, while Youzhny will go on to beat Janko Tipsarevic in the third round.
  • Tipsarevic - Nalbandian will be a quiet affair, and a short one.
  • To the dismay of every tennis fan around the world, Wayne Odesnik will win a Grand Slam match, only to be crushed in the second round by Roddick (or so we hope).
  • Andy Roddick will make it far - round 4, maybe even quarterfinals.
  • We'll get a nice all-Canadian second round, with Milos Raonic beating Vasek Pospisil.
  • Jo Wilfried Tsonga - Bernard Tomic, fourth round. This one should be good. Tsonga will follow that up by beating Rafael Nadal (*gasp*) in the quarterfinals.
  • British players will do well (*double gasp*) - Oli Golding will win a match, James Ward will win two, Andy Murray will be the first British Wimbledon finalist in forever.
  • Semifinals: Djokovic def. Federer, Murray def. Tsonga
  • Finals: Djokovic def. Murray

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