Wimbledon 2012 Prediction post

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    Jun 24, 2012 3:50 AM GMT
    Tomorrow marks the first day of Wimbledon and we have exciting prospect on both sides (for a change). Who will leave their mark and be crowned the champion going into the Olympics?

    These are just my predictions on the field, feel free to speculate yourself.

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    Novak Djokovic
    The number one seed going into the games, and defending champion. Will he find his form of last year? After having been defeated at Rolland Garros, you wonder if he has that same drive that propelled him into the number one position.

    I believe he will make it to the semi finals, where he might face 6-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer.

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    Roger Federer
    No one questions his brilliance, this man has made the quarterfinals of every grandslam for 8 years a test to his longevity and excellence. But at 31 are people right to speculate that he no longer has what it takes to beat Novak and Rafa. On grass, Roger still has the weapons to defeat his opponents. If Roger is serving well I believe he can beat Nole in a 5 setter.

    The question is, is he mentally tough enough to go 5 sets as he has been known to mentally lapse on important moments (up match points) against tough opponents.



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    Andy Murray
    The Lone Scott, I kind of feel bad for Andy, will he ever get that grand slam? Not this year, least not in Wimbledon. He has the toughest draw out of the 4 and he has been battling some injury.

    Andy's game is too passive for me, he's very athletic but he's too strategic for his own good.


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    Rafael Nadal - Loss R2
    Mr Humble. After winning the French for the 180th time, how will his game translate to the grass season? I don't think Rafa has a particular tough draw. We will see him in the semi finals where he will compete against a surprise semi-finalist.

    Long Shots

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
    Has beated everyone of the top 4, can be string up enough wins to beat them consecutively? He's been nursing an injury to one of his fingers that might hinder him.

    Tomas Berdych- Loss R1
    Past finalist, has the goods but is he mentally capable to battle the big 4.

    Tommy Haas
    Haale winner and tour veteran. Prob the most talented never to win a slam, he's finding his form by beating federer just 1 week ago.

    Andy Roddick
    Past finalist and Roger Federer's bitch boy. After winning Eastbourne today, will that give him the confidence to make one more magical run a la 2009?

    WTA

    The women's side finally has some sort of order after a horrible 2 years of nothing.

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    Maria Sharapova
    Comes into the games completing her career grand slam. Can the WTA glam girl recapture her 2004 title? If she doesn't run into Serena, then there's a good chance she will.


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    Serena Williams
    13-time grand slam winner, is now 30 but still feared by all. She's been winning outside the slams, but has had more and more lapses in the grand slams. Will her motivation be even great this year?

    Petra Kvitova
    Defending champion. She hasn't really done a lot after winning this last year, we know she has the goods but can she conquer an in form serena at the quarters? We shall see.

    Victoria Azarenka
    Can she shriek her way into the finals? Let's hope not.

    Looooming

    Venus Williams
    5 time holder of the venus rosewater dish, will she find her magnificent grass game? Three things stand in her way. A possible round two with No.3 seed Radwanska. Pironkova who's beaten her the last two wimbledons, and how will her body feel through 7 matches.

    Predictions

    SF: Djokovic def Federer - Nadal def Roddick (I can dream)
    F: Djokovic def Nadal

    ...on the woman's side.

    F: S. Williams def Sharapova ;)
  • UGAdawg

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    Jun 24, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    Vamos Nadal....nadal is in top form...no way he will lose
  • Pr0digy

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    Jun 24, 2012 4:12 AM GMT
    Fed express wins his 7th wimbledon and becomes no.1 again! Woot!!

    Oh, and Serena wins again!
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    Jun 24, 2012 4:14 AM GMT
    yunghnb saidVamos Nadal....nadal is in top form...no way he will lose


    I don't know...looks like BOTTOM form to me icon_lol.gif

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    Jun 24, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
    Money on my man Rafa
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    Jun 24, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
    Im rooting for Nadal and Serena. I really think Serena has a point to prove, especially after getting knocked out of the French Open in the first round. Nadal gets my vote simply for being sexy! Also, more than any of the men on the tour I think he has a real passion and desire to win. I wont count out Federer though.
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    Jun 24, 2012 7:04 AM GMT
    Novak & Serena, of course.
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    Jun 24, 2012 1:32 PM GMT
    yunghnb saidVamos Nadal....nadal is in top form...no way he will lose


    DITTO!
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    Jun 24, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    As usual, Wimbledon should be interesting this year. Will Federer be able to take another Wimbledon title? I am looking at a no here, but can you count out someone who has made the quarterfinals of the last 32 Grand Slams? I suppose you cannot. Nadal and Djokovic, as per usual, are playing well and therefore I cannot help but believe it will be another battle of the one and two, and Nadal to edge of Djokovic like he did at Roland Garros. As for Andy Murray, rough draw playing Davydenko first round. Not to mention, Isner has a fairly nonthreatening draw until a potential Federer clash in the quarterfinals, and big serves at Wimbledon is always a huge help. Dark horse perhaps? But still, my pick goes to Nadal.

    For the ladies, I am liking Sharapova's confidence and mental strength right now if she can hold her serves, she is looking at a pretty decent draw all the way through, unless Clijsters stomach issues are gone in which case Clijsters could easily come through and make her run as she obviously has the skills to do it. I like the tricky Radwanska, although she will likely run into Venus Williams second round which could be rough times, but I still like Radwanska to make it through. Serena does have one of the easiest routes in my opinion to get to the Quarters where she potentially will meet Kvitova, but for some reason I just do not see Williams nearly as threatening as she used to be, but perhaps her early French Open exit is weighing too much on my mind right now. Depending on Clijsters stomach, I want to say Sharapova might be taking this one being the first woman since Williams to take the French Open and then Wimbledon back-to-back.
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    Jun 24, 2012 4:52 PM GMT
    Kuznetsova for the women.
    Berdych for the men.
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    Jun 24, 2012 4:52 PM GMT
    Andy Roddick will not win icon_cry.gif
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    Jun 24, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    msuNtx saidAndy Roddick will not win icon_cry.gif


    I think this prediction is 10000% accurate. icon_razz.gif

    I'm bored with tennis. Courts are slower (even the Wimbledon grass was changed in 2001 to make it slower). String and racquet technology are good, but making the game "artificial". Every match is pretty much the same thing, no matter who is playing. I'm seriously bored to tears watching it. Watch a tennis match on TV, blur out their heads and turn the sound off, and you probably wouldn't be able to guess who's playing, both men's and women's.

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    Jun 24, 2012 6:03 PM GMT
    Jay1922 saidTomorrow marks the first day of Wimbledon and we have exciting prospect on both sides (for a change). Who will leave their mark and be crowned the champion going into the Olympics?

    These are just my predictions on the field, feel free to speculate yourself.

    ATP

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    Novak Djokovic
    The number one seed going into the games, and defending champion. Will he find his form of last year? After having been defeated at Rolland Garros, you wonder if he has that same drive that propelled him into the number one position.

    I believe he will make it to the semi finals, where he might face 6-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer.

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    Roger Federer
    No one questions his brilliance, this man has made the quarterfinals of every grandslam for 8 years a test to his longevity and excellence. But at 31 are people right to speculate that he no longer has what it takes to beat Novak and Rafa. On grass, Roger still has the weapons to defeat his opponents. If Roger is serving well I believe he can beat Nole in a 5 setter.

    The question is, is he mentally tough enough to go 5 sets as he has been known to mentally lapse on important moments (up match points) against tough opponents.



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    Andy Murray
    The Lone Scott, I kind of feel bad for Andy, will he ever get that grand slam? Not this year, least not in Wimbledon. He has the toughest draw out of the 4 and he has been battling some injury.

    Andy's game is too passive for me, he's very athletic but he's too strategic for his own good.


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    Rafael Nadal
    Mr Humble. After winning the French for the 180th time, how will his game translate to the grass season? I don't think Rafa has a particular tough draw. We will see him in the semi finals where he will compete against a surprise semi-finalist.

    Long Shots

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
    Has beated everyone of the top 4, can be string up enough wins to beat them consecutively? He's been nursing an injury to one of his fingers that might hinder him.

    Tomas Berdych
    Past finalist, has the goods but is he mentally capable to battle the big 4.

    Tommy Haas
    Haale winner and tour veteran. Prob the most talented never to win a slam, he's finding his form by beating federer just 1 week ago.

    Andy Roddick
    Past finalist and Roger Federer's bitch boy. After winning Eastbourne today, will that give him the confidence to make one more magical run a la 2009?

    WTA

    The women's side finally has some sort of order after a horrible 2 years of nothing.

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    Maria Sharapova
    Comes into the games completing her career grand slam. Can the WTA glam girl recapture her 2004 title? If she doesn't run into Serena, then there's a good chance she will.


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    Serena Williams
    13-time grand slam winner, is now 30 but still feared by all. She's been winning outside the slams, but has had more and more lapses in the grand slams. Will her motivation be even great this year?

    Petra Kvitova
    Defending champion. She hasn't really done a lot after winning this last year, we know she has the goods but can she conquer an in form serena at the quarters? We shall see.

    Victoria Azarenka
    Can she shriek her way into the finals? Let's hope not.

    Looooming

    Venus Williams
    5 time holder of the venus rosewater dish, will she find her magnificent grass game? Three things stand in her way. A possible round two with No.3 seed Radwanska. Pironkova who's beaten her the last two wimbledons, and how will her body feel through 7 matches.

    Predictions

    SF: Djokovic def Federer - Nadal def Roddick (I can dream)
    F: Djokovic def Nadal

    ...on the woman's side.

    F: S. Williams def Sharapova ;)


    What is the web site address for that pic of Novak Djokovic in a bathing suit? Damn LOL And I think it will be yet another Novak vs. Nadal grand slam final -- going 5 sets with Nadal eeking it out! icon_biggrin.gif On the women's side a Serena vs. Sharapova final would be awesome, with Serena winning it icon_smile.gif (and Venus + Serena are playing together in the women's doubles too -- expect them to easily win, which they usually do when paired together icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 24, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    Should be a great two weeks. My heart, as always, is with Roger. I don't think he can beat Nole and Rafa in back to back 5 set matches. So, I'm picking Nole to win back to back Wimby's!

    Hoping for Kimmy on the women's side.

    Enjoy the tennis!
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    Jun 25, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    It's really sad to see Venus Williams go out like this. The best grass court player of her generation why did she have to get sjogren's syndrome, its not fair icon_cry.gif

    She's still in the doubles with Serena tho, and Olympics is played in grass.
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    Jun 26, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    darius30 saidKuznetsova for the women.
    Berdych for the men.

    Well, you can still be right on the women's side.

    Jay1922 saidIt's really sad to see Venus Williams go out like this. The best grass court player of her generation why did she have to get sjogren's syndrome, its not fair icon_cry.gif

    She's still in the doubles with Serena tho, and Olympics is played in grass.

    Agreed. I always hate seeing a player not being able to go out on their own terms. You have to admire what she's been able to accomplish in the last few months. Only the love for the game and the will to win could bring someone to do what she's done.
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    Jun 27, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
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    darius30 saidKuznetsova for the women.
    Berdych for the men.

    Well, you can still be right on the women's side.


    Not so much anymore.
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    Jun 27, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    Two mental midgets out bye Woz and Sam

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    Jun 28, 2012 11:41 PM GMT
    Buh-Bye Nadal. Rosol played too well. Not sure how I feel about Nadal intentionally bumping Rosol during a changeover. I thought Nadal was classier than that.
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    Jul 02, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    Bye Sharapova and Clijsters icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jul 02, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    bored of soccer now so tennis makes a nice change, my money is on Federer. I don't watch the women's game.
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    Jul 02, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    unbelievable that Nadal was out in the second round, totally changes things now! My money is always on Djoki, the French clay was never his forte so not worried that losing that made him lose his form...he is #1 for a reason. I would LOVE to see Murray in the final against Novak, and would love to see Murray win! I've never liked Federer, he's an arrogant poor sport. Was hoping Raonic would have gone farther.
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    Jul 02, 2012 5:16 PM GMT
    Not surprised Sharapova lost. She hasnt' really played well at all this tournie. Maybe a letdown from last week. I believe the same thing happened to Nadal.

    I am surprised that Clijsters went out so easily to Kerber. Though Kerber is improving immensely, I was hoping Clijsters could finally take home a Wimbledon trophy.
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    Jul 02, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
    Clijsters doesn't have the game suited for grass, although she is a tremendous athlete she is still mainly a defensive player and the grass often rewards offensive players. It's prob why Henin never won in Wimbledon either, she could be hit out of the court.
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    Jul 02, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    Djokovic or Federer for the title!!

    Happy with the way my long time favorite underdog Philipp Kohlschreiber is playing these days!! If he beats Tsonga or Fish, he'll beat Murray too :-)

    Brian Baker making big news as well!!

    on the women's side


    Azarenka/Kvitova will be in the final with Sabine Lisicki :-)