Wimbeldon begins Monday, June 22nd!

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    Jun 19, 2009 10:26 AM GMT
    Here are the seeds. So far, one has had to withdraw and Rafa is questionable because of his knees.

    MEN
    1. Rafael Nadal, Spain-Withdrew (knees)
    2. Roger Federer, Switzerland
    3. Andy Murray, Britain
    4. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
    5. Juan Martin Del Potro, Argentina
    6. Andy Roddick, United States
    7. Fernando Verdasco, Spain
    8. Gilles Simon, France
    9. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France
    10. Fernando Gonzalez, Chile
    11. Marin Cilic, Croatia
    12. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia
    13. Robin Soderling, Sweden
    14. Gael Monfils, France- Withdrew (wrist injury)
    15. Marat Safin, Russia
    16. Tommy Robredo, Spain
    17. David Ferrer, Spain
    18. James Blake, United States
    19. Rainer Schuettler, Germany
    20. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland
    21. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic
    22. Feliciano Lopez, Spain
    23. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia
    24. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic
    25. Dmitry Tursunov, Russia
    26. Jurgen Melzer, Austria
    27. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany
    28. Mardy Fish, United States
    29. Igor Andreev, Russia
    30. Viktor Troicki, Serbia
    31. Victor Hanescu, Romania
    32. Albert Montanes, Spain


    WOMEN
    1. Dinara Safina, Russia
    2. Serena Williams, United States
    3. Venus Williams, United States
    4. Elena Dementieva, Russia
    5. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
    6. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia
    7. Vera Zvonareva, Russia
    8. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus
    9. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark
    10. Nadia Petrova, Russia
    11. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland
    12. Marion Bartoli, France
    13. Ana Ivanovic, Serbia
    14. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia
    15. Flavia Pennetta, Italy
    16. Jie Zheng, China
    17. Amelie Mauresmo, France
    18. Samantha Stosur, Austria
    19. Na Li, China
    20. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain
    21. Patty Schnyder, Switzerland
    22. Alize Cornet, France
    23. Aleksandra Wozniak, Canada
    24. Maria Sharapova, Russia
    25. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia
    26. Virginie Razzano, France
    27. Alisa Kleybanova, Russia
    28. Sorana Cirstea, Romania
    29. Sybille Bammer, Austria
    30. Agnes Szavay, Hungary
    31. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia
    32. Anna Chakvetadze, Russia


    Picks! (Can't find the doubles, mixed doubles seeds. Doubles always seem to get a bad rap or no play at all.)
  • jhill2456

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    Jun 21, 2009 10:20 AM GMT
    Either Roger or Andy M for the men

    Venus for the women
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    Jun 21, 2009 11:12 AM GMT
    I'll go with Caroline Wozniacki in the womens. GO DENMARK!

    Men? one of the hard hitters... maybe a comeback for Safin
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    Jun 21, 2009 10:29 PM GMT
    Well I was reading the synopsis of the players today and here is what I think starting out:

    Men:
    Federer-to break the slam tie (currently tied with Sampras) and regain the #1 ranking in the world.

    Andy Murray-Heir to Tim Henman and Britain's hope for a champion since 1936.

    I don't hold much hope for the Americans, sadly.

    Women:
    Venus-Would her 6th Wimbeldon championship and the trophy is named the Venus Rosewater Dish.

    Serena-Power, but not sure she can win.

    Dinara Safin-Ranked #1, but still no grand slam title. I don't think she can win here.

    Maria Sharapova-Not 100% yet since shoulder surgery, so don't think she will make much of an impact.

    So I pick:
    Federer on the men's side
    Venus Williams on the women's side.

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    Jun 21, 2009 11:28 PM GMT
    i'll go with Federer and Serena
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    Jun 21, 2009 11:39 PM GMT
    I'm so excited..and I just can't hide it...I'm about to lose control...well, you know the rest lol.

    I am rooting for Federer...Slam #15 should be easier for him to get now that Nadal had to unfortunately withdraw. I doubt we will see anything close to the stellar match of the ages that we saw last year at Wimbledon.

    As for the women, I agree that Venus looks good to take it home. Serena seems to be falling backwards again. And as with the men, I doubt there will be any real fireworks in the women's matches. The Venus vs. Davenport match is still the one to beat.

    Let the games, sets, matches begin!!!
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    Jun 22, 2009 6:05 PM GMT
    I have to agree with Erik.

    This is Roger's and Venus HOUSE and when both are healthy they can't be stopped. They are grass court specialist for sure.

    Dream Finals.

    Roger V Murray

    Venus v. Serena

    I love to see these two play each other. I a bigger fan of Venus.

    But this is Wimbeldon upsets are bound to happen. Look at James Blake.
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Jun 22, 2009 6:46 PM GMT
    Serena Williams is going to dominate this tournament. And I think that Murray is going to do it.
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    Jun 22, 2009 6:51 PM GMT
    I hope Venus wins

    Serena needs to loose some weight

    I hope anyone but Fed wins. It would be nice if Murray does, but I don't think he's got it in him. The brits are not terribly good at sports, are they! icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 23, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    I'll go with Serena or Jankovic for the women's and Andy or Djokovic for the men's.
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    Jun 23, 2009 6:40 AM GMT
    I pick Roger for the men's and Venus for the women's.

    I'll also be cheering for Serena, and I hope Amelie & Andy R. have a good tournament.
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    Jun 23, 2009 1:54 PM GMT
    Just finished watching Venus play. She looks REALLY good. Completely solid. Barring some freak accident, I can't see her losing. The real question becomes, will she even drop a set this tournament?

    On the men's side, I think Murray has a legit chance. He handled the pressure of winning Queen's (not to compare that tournament to Wimbledon) but I'm sure that will help his confidence and his nerves. At the same time, this is Roger's house and he can't lose (well now that Nadal is gone). I would love to see a Federer v. Murray final, but Fed would win as Murray folds under the weight of expectations.
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    Jun 23, 2009 1:58 PM GMT
    Clarkj39 said
    Blackguy4you said

    Serena needs to loose some weight



    What does that have to do with anything?
    She looks great to me.


    what do you mean what does that have to do with anything???????????? in the french open she was over weight and not as fit as she should have been. the obvious - the fitter she is the better a competitor she is. Wimbledon is a faster court than Roland G
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    Jun 23, 2009 1:58 PM GMT
    Clarkj39 saidI'm bummed that Robbie Ginepri isn't competing.

    I'd like to see Roddick win.


    Roddick isn' t going past the quarters. oh well with Nadal out he may get to the semis
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    Jun 23, 2009 2:28 PM GMT
    The way Roddick is playing Chardy - definitely not making it beyond the quarters
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    Jun 23, 2009 7:52 PM GMT
    well Safin just lost to a qualifier in four so there goes that
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    Jun 24, 2009 3:11 AM GMT
    America at Wimbeldon. Here is how the Americans faired through the 1st round:

    Men:
    Robby Ginepri-Lost
    Rajeev Ram-Lost
    Kevin Kim-Lost
    Wayne Odesnik-Lost
    Andy Roddick-Won
    Robert Kendrik-Lost
    Taylor Dent-Lost
    Jesse Levine-Won (Knocked out Marat Safin)
    James Blake-Lost
    Vincent Spadea-Won
    Bobby Reynolds-Lost
    Mardy Fish-Won
    Michael Yani-Lost
    Sam Querrey-Won

    Women:
    Vania King-Won
    Venus Williams-Won
    Bethanie Mattek-Lost
    Alexa Glatch-Lost
    Melanie Ooudin-Won
    Jill Craybas-Won
    Serena Williams-Won

    20 began. 5 women advance, 5 men advance, Mardy Fish has yet to play his first round match. Won his match to advance to 2nd round. Completed early Wed. morning. Dent actually lost his first round match. I misread the bracket. For some reason, Sam Querrey was not listed in the brackets on the website during the 1st round. Apologies.
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    Jun 24, 2009 3:14 AM GMT
    Yay for Serena and Venus! (oh and Andy too).

    I haven't seen the matches yet but I'm way excited for what Serena, Maria, and Jelena are wearing.. haha
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    Jun 24, 2009 3:20 AM GMT
    Well, Wimbeldon is kind of like our major horse races, The Triple Crown, where everyone should/must dress up. The players must wear white. The most interesting outfit I have seen thus far was Roger Federer's. He wore a 3 piece out fit that resembled a tux and yes the bottoms were shorts.
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Jun 24, 2009 3:21 AM GMT
    damn dude, it seems like all america has is the williams sisters...wen they retire our tennis is going to be as bad as England's
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Jun 24, 2009 4:52 AM GMT
    and by the way, it seems Serena just keeps getting bigger and bigger. If she lost like 10 to 15 she would be dominant again and would be head and shoulders above the rest of the tour...
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    Jun 24, 2009 3:37 PM GMT
    Groth was no match for Serena...is she finally bringing her "A" game??
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    Jun 24, 2009 3:41 PM GMT
    She looks great. Probably go wind of Blackguy's fat comment...HAHA!
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    Jun 24, 2009 3:51 PM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saiddamn dude, it seems like all america has is the williams sisters...wen they retire our tennis is going to be as bad as England's


    the men's bracket is already as bad as the english's and the sad thing, there's no one on the horizon!icon_evil.gif
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    Jun 24, 2009 3:53 PM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidShe looks great. Probably go wind of Blackguy's fat comment...HAHA!


    One can but hope! all that weight isn't good for the knees, which is where she's always having problems :-)

    But she did look good against Goth. Remains to be seen if this is her A game or if she will become inconsistent.