Monday, June 21, 2010
Wimbledon -Day 1 Picks and News and a little Gossip
The grandest grandslam of them all kicks off today.I'll be keeping Daily posts over the fortnight .I'm sure as the championship unfolds we are in for high drama, laughs and tears.May the best Male or Female win!
Roger Federer(SUI) vs. Alejandro Falla(COL) -Roger will kick off the tournament and also kick Falla out of the tournament. Dam! someone has to play Roger 1st Round.
Novak Djokovic(SRB) vs. Olivier Rochus(BEL) - Now this will be a good Match.Rochus has had a win recently over Djoker( hardcourt)....If hes in one of those moods Rochus can win.
Kevin Anderson(RSA) vs. Nikolay Davydenko(RUS) - Never back Davydenko at Wimbledon! He has not been back that long and Anderson is 6'7 and built for grass.!However last event Anderson retired with a shoulder injury. Heads or Tails!
Rajeev Ram(USA) vs. Andy Roddick(USA) - Roddick all the way ,will be interested to see his form.
Mardy Fish(USA) vs. Bernard Tomic(AUS) - Another great match up will the experience of Fish be too good for Tomic the youngster.You would think Fish but will go with the Aussie.
Maximo Gonzalez(ARG) vs. Lleyton Hewitt(AUS) -C'MON!!!! I know he pixxxs a few off especially New Zealanders but there will be more C'MON'S to come.
Gael Monfils(FRA) vs. Leonardo Mayer(ARG) Who knows with Monfils , fitness cloud but should get through.
Peter Luczak(AUS) vs. Tommy Robredo(ESP) - I think Luczak will take out the 30th seed.Robredo as been terrible in his past few matches.
Ilija Bozoljac(SRB) vs. Nicolas Massu(CHI) - I am going for the qualifyer he has won three matches to get here and Massu hasnt played any of the Grass court lead ups.
Ramon Delgado(PAR) vs. Teimuraz Gabashvili(RUS) -This will be close , Delgado lost 2nd round of qualy's ....Gabashvili coming off a great Roland Garros but no Grass court Form.The russian to come out on top.
Igor Kunitsyn(RUS) vs. Viktor Troicki(SRB) -Troiki leads head to head so will go with that.
Juan Ignacio Chela(ARG) vs. Taylor Dent(USA)- A few years ago I would have no hesitation picking Dent. He has come through qualifying so should have the edge on grass.
Michal Przysiezny(POL) vs. Ivan Ljubicic(CRO) - Ljubicic!
Michael Llodra(FRA) vs. Jesse Witten(USA) - With Mauresmo in his corner Llodra.
Karol Beck(SVK) vs. Santiago Ventura(ESP) -Beck
Igor Andreev(RUS) vs. Daniel Brands(GER) - Going for the German has some grass court form.
Eduardo Schwank(ARG) vs. Evgeny Korolev(KAZ) - Korolev
Horacio Zeballos(ARG) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu(TPE)
Dmitry Tursunov(RUS) vs. Rainer Schuettler(GER) - Another good match up .Could go either way.
Marin Cilic(CRO) vs. Florian Mayer(GER) - You would think Cilic
Tomas Berdych(CZE) vs. Andrey Golubev(KAZ) - Berdych ....he beat Hewitt in an exhibition last week so I think form is good.
Feliciano Lopez(ESP) vs. Jesse Levine(USA) - Lopez , but wont
Philipp Kohlschreiber(GER) vs. Potito Starace(ITA)
Paolo Lorenzi(ITA) vs. Albert Montanes(ESP) - Going to be brave here Lorenzi and he leads Head to Head 1-0 and at least has played a lead up event.
Ryan Sweeting(USA) vs. Benjamin Becker(GER)
Brendan Evans(USA) vs. Jesse Huta Galung(NED)
Janko Tipsarevic(SRB) vs. Arnaud Clement(FRA) Never bet on Tipsarevic ...but seeing Im not betting money on him will pick him to win.
Ricardas Berankis(LTU) vs. Carsten Ball(AUS) - go the Aussie
Marsel Ilhan(TUR) vs. Marcos Daniel(BRA)
Dustin Brown(JAM) vs. Jurgen Melzer(AUT)
Denis Istomin(UZB) vs. Stanislas Wawrinka(SUI) - Could be an upset here but will go with the seed.
Victor Hanescu(ROU) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov(RUS) Will go for another upset here.
Laura Robson(GBR) vs. Jelena Jankovic(SRB) - You have to go with Jelena but the crowd will be pulling for Robson!Will be closer than what Jelena thinks.
Rossana De Los Rios(PAR) vs. Venus Williams(USA)
Kim Clijsters(BEL) vs. Maria Elena Camerin(ITA)
Francesca Schiavone(ITA) vs. Vera Dushevina(RUS)
Tatjana Malek(GER) vs. Nadia Petrova(RUS)
Regina Kulikova(RUS) vs. Melanie South(GBR)
Alisa Kleybanova(RUS) vs. Sandra Zahlavova(CZE)
Tsvetana Pironkova(BUL) vs. Anna Lapushchenkova(RUS) - Pironkova leads head to head 2-0
Stefanie Voegele(SUI) vs. Maria Kirilenko(RUS)
Kateryna Bondarenko(UKR) vs. Greta Arn(HUN)
Polona Hercog(SLO) vs. Yaroslava Shvedova(KAZ)
Sania Mirza(IND) vs. Angelique Kerber(GER) - Another toss of the coin, the Germans have been firing so will go that way.
Yung-Jan Chan(TPE) vs. Patty Schnyder(SUI)
Sofia Arvidsson(SWE) vs. Alla Kudryavtseva(RUS)
Eleni Daniilidou(GRE) vs. Aleksandra Wozniak(CAN)
Ekaterina Makarova(RUS) vs. Agnes Szavay(HUN)
Lucie Hradecka(CZE) vs. Varvara Lepchenko)(USA - Toss the coin again USA
Petra Martic(CRO) vs. Elena Baltacha(GBR)
Justine Henin(BEL) vs. Anastasija Sevastova(LAT)
Noppawan Lertcheewakarn(THA) vs. Andrea Hlavackova(CZE)
Yanina Wickmayer(BEL) vs. Alison Riske(USA)
Shenay Perry(USA) vs. Anastasiya Yakimova(BLR) - what a draw both came through qualifying!.Could go either way .Perry beat Erakovic( nz) 2nd round.
Renata Voracova(CZE) vs. Jarmila Groth(AUS) - hope the Aussie has an on day!
Karolina Sprem(CRO) vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands(USA) A TOIN COSS FOR SURE!
Zuzana Kucova(SVK) vs. Alicia Molik(AUS) - RETIRE ALICIA
Stephanie Dubois(CAN) vs. Kirsten Flipkens(BEL)
Julia Goerges(GER) vs. Marion Bartoli(FRA)
Anna-Lena Groenefeld(GER) vs. Melanie Oudin(USA)
Nuria Llagostera Vives(ESP) vs. Vera Zvonareva(RUS)
Kristina Barrois(GER) vs. Mariya Koryttseva(UKR)
Shahar Peer(ISR) vs. Ana Ivanovic(SRB) - WILL never tip
Alona Bondarenko(UKR) vs. Katie O'Brien(GBR)
Wow thats it!!!!!!
Ok readers lets play a Mini Wimbledon . You need to pick a winner in either the Mens or the Womens draw ,you cant swap once you chose the genre in future selections.You need to put forward a winner from the days play!Now to stay in the competition your selection needs to win.The catch is you can not pick that player again if you progress.So choosing Fed or Nadal early for example will probably catch you out in the end! So my pick today is in the Men's and thats where I have to pick from in the future ......is Philipp Kohlschreiber(GER).Now to enter all you have to do is leave your selection in the comment section of this post with a nick next to your selection if you post anonymous like Philipp Kohlschreiber(GER)(fed express) and that is to recognize you in future rounds!!Entry's have to be in an hour before 1st matches are scheduled for each day!