Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wimbledon Day 3
A few seeds fell yesterday including high profile players Fernando Verdasco the Men's 8th seed falling to Fabio Fognini.Verdasco under performs in Grandslam's maybe to many underwear adds!Aussie hope Sam Stosur fell to Kaia Kanepi - a really disappointing result!The grass courts have not been a happy hunting ground for stosur falling consistency in first round appearances.The main players marched on to Round 2 and Andy Murray is the last British player standing in either Men's or Ladies singles!This will create the usual support for Murray from British supporters......expectations can create a burden that players like Henman have found too great in the past.
The Queens visit to Wimbledon is on every players mind.The Great Serena had this to say when asked.
Q. What are your thoughts about Thursday with the Queen’s visit and how are your curtsy practices going?
SERENA WILLIAMS: I was going to curtsy today on the court afterwards, but I think I flubbed it. So I’m definitely going to work on it a little more. I’m trying to tone down my wrist action (laughter).But my curtsy is really fun. It’s something that she’ll definitely never forget, if I ever even get a chance to meet her.
No, we really don’t do that so much in the United States, so I’m really working hard on it.
Now if you followed my Tips yesterday especially in the Men's I gave you some good bets! Malisse over Ferrero....Lacko over Baghdatis.....Haase over James Blake
Below is Matches Drawn for Day 3 ARE IN BOLD ! and my selections.This is all matches for round 2
Federer (SUI) v Bozoljac (SRB)- Federer has been demoted to Court 1 for poor form.After his wake up call from the first round will be better for it!
Clement (FRA) v Luczak (AUS)- Clement has been around for ages has been higher ranked than Luczak both have had good wins in first round.Will go with the Aussie LUCZAK
F Lopez (ESP) v Berankis (LTU) - Going for a Big Upset here,Berankis has come through qualies had a good win over Ball in the first round and in 2007 was Semi finalist of Junior Wimbledon.The only Spaniard i feel comfortable tipping is Nadal.BERANKIS
Troicki (SRB) v Melzer (AU- Melzer is in good form.MELZER
Berdych (CZE) v Becker (GER) - Anything can happen on grass but the money is on BERDYCH
Schuettler (GER) v Istomin (UZB) Schuettler keeps going and going.ISTOMIN
Hanescu (ROU) v Ilhan (TUR)- Ilhan is a qualifier has had plenty of matches on grass going for the youngster here.ILHAN
Brands (GER) v Davydenko (RUS)- Brands is 6'5 so Davydenko is meeting some tall timber in his matches so far,.DAVYDENKO
Djokovic (SRB) v Dent (USA)- The Djoker was in trouble last round.Dent is built for grass but does he have the consistency to win this match.Djokovic in a tight one.
Evans (USA) v Montanes (ESP) Evans another qualifier and has had a lot of matches on the grass more than Montanes anyhow.EVANS
Monfils (FRA) v Beck (SVK)- Monfils sometimes would not be out of place in a circus ,Beck has had a win on grass over Monfils ...it was in 2005 however.Im tipping Monfils!
Korolev (KAZ) v Hewitt (AUS)- The Aussie will fist pump and C'mon all match and should get over the line on this one.HEWITT
Mayer (GER) v Fish (USA)- The American has had good grass court form and has had two wins over Mayer ...will be a tight encounter.FISH
Lu (TPE) v Przysiezny (POL)- The pole is a hot favorite.PRZYSIEZNY
Kohlschreiber (GER) v Gabashvili (RUS) - The betting market strongly favors the German.Gabashvili is so unpredictable .KOHLSCHREIBER
Llodra (FRA) v Roddick (USA) This is going to be a real test for Roddick.Llodra with new coach Amelie Mauresmo in his box is in good form ,this could shape up as a real beauty.We will see where Roddick is at after this match.RODDICK
Fognini (ITA) v Russell (USA)
Beck (GER) v Benneteau (FRA)
Seppi (ITA) v Kamke (GER)
Dolgopolov (UKR) v Tsonga (FRA)
Malisse (BEL) v Reister (GER)
Dodig (CRO) v Querrey (USA)
Simon (FRA) v Marchenko (UKR)
Nieminen (FIN) v Murray (GBR)
Soderling (SWE) v TBA
Fischer (AUT) v Bellucci (BRA)
Lacko (SVK) v Chardy (FRA)
Serra (FRA) v Ferrer (ESP)
Youzhny (RUS) v Mathieu (FRA)
Petzschner (GER) v Kubot (POL)
Haase (NED) v Nadal (ESP)
LADIES ROUND 2 (matches today in bold)
S Williams (USA) v Chakvetadze (RUS)
Morita (JPN) v Cibulkova (SVK)
TBA v Zahlavova Stryc (CZE)
Olaru (ROU) v Sharapova (RUS)
Li (CHN) v Nara (JPN)
Rodionova (AUS) v Kuznetsova (RUS)
Errani (ITA) v Parra Santonja (ESP)
Brianti (ITA) v A Radwanska (POL)
Wozniacki (DEN) v Chang (TPE)
Vinci (ITA) v Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
Zheng (CHN) v Kvitova (CZE)
Jovanovski (SRB) v Azarenka (BLR)
Pennetta (ITA) v Niculescu (ROU)
Zakopalova (CZE) v Rezai (FRA)
Dulgheru (ROU) v Oprandi (ITA)
Gallovits (ROU) v Kanepi (EST)
Clijsters (BEL) v Sprem (CRO)- Kim for sure CLIJSTERS
Perry (USA) v Kirilenko (RUS)- The russian should get there just!KIRILENKO
Henin (BEL) v Barrois (GER)- Justine for sure HENIN
Chan (TPE) v Petrova (RUS)- Petrova
Wickmayer (BEL) v Flipkens (BEL) - Battle of the Belgiums could go either way .FLIPKENS
Hlavackova (CZE) v Zvonareva (RUS) -Zvonareva
A Bondarenko (UKR) v Lepchenko (USA)- BODARENKO
Wozniak (CAN) v Jankovic (SRB)- Never one to excite me but JANKOVIC
Dushevina (RUS) v Pironkova (BUL)- Could go either way DUSHEVINA
Kulikova (RUS) v Shvedova (KAZ)- Heads or Tails for this one!KULIKOVA
Arn (HUN) v Molik (AUS)- Going for ARN-Molik cant keep winning.
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Peer (ISR) v Kerber (GER)- I guess go with the seed but wouldnt be surprised if the German got up. PEER
Groth (AUS) v Oudin (USA) The american to be to tough when it counts.OUDIN
Kleybanova (RUS) v Kudryavtseva (RUS)- Battle of the Russian's will be tight KLEYBANOVA
Makarova (RUS) v V Williams (USA)- This should be a good second round encounter.Makarova has great pre Wimbledon form.Won't be a walkover.WILLIAMS
MINI WIMBLEDON CONTEST
Well on to the Second Round and your selections are now due.Remember you must stay in the same genre ie if you picked in Mens you always select in Men's.Selections needed from.THE EYE,Willy,LuLu,Broz,Smasherova,gabz,brown eye bombshell,thirsty,Kimmy,Willy or won't he.PLEASE USE THIS POST FOR SELECTIONS! Remember you can select from any round two match-ups but stay in your genre and you cannot select a player you have chosen before! GOOD LUCK.
On a final note , My Tip for the title is Nadal. His pivotal game should be against Sodering and that will be tough... should he get through that he will go all the way.Just noticing his look and body language comapared to Federer in his first round match.I can say that Nadal looks like he's here to do the business.