Archives for July 2012

Big Jo in the Big Tent at the Big W


Tsonga has green grass dreams.

WIMBLEDON- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is still-coach-less but he keeps putting up good results at the majors and apparently is nonplussed about his dramatic loss to Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros. Somehow, without the sage advice of a mentor, he keeps putting up impressive wins and after his 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 quarter-final win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber, he finds himself in the semifinals of Wimbledon again. He has a good shot at the final too, as he has a terrific serve, is a fine athlete, is often a threatening figure at the net and he’s armed with big forehand. You would have to put him at 50-50 going into his semifinal against the nearly beloved Britain, Andy Murray, and possibly give him better odds, because as well as Murray played late in his dramatic four-set victory over David Ferrer, he was tight at times and the pressure will only build more. If he’s “subconsciously” stressed now, imagine how consciously anxious he’ll be in the semis against a guy who will come straight at him. Big Jo is an interesting sort: a loud celebrator on court, and a soft-spoken man off court. No that much seems to bother him and he

Azarenka looks to write new history vs Serena

Andy Murray’s time may be near

Holding Serve: Leander Paes

Sort of straining Serena prepares for Kvitova

Wimbledon: Not a great day for the legends


Serena Williams and Petra Kvitova will contest the only predictable women’s quarterfinal on Tuesday, while the rest of the match-ups were exactly what were anticipated when the draw came out.

There are no entrants amongst the final eight who are true shockers, but an old rivalry, vintage match up between Maria Sharapova and Kim Clijsters did not come to past when they were overpowered by two good young Germans: Sabine Lisicki served the lights out and got revenge of Sharapova for two previous Slam losses in a 6-4 6-3 victory; and Angelique Kerber roared past 6-1 6-1 in the Belgian’s final match at Wimbledon

Sharapova was not advantageous on the day, didn

Wimbledon 4th Round Predictions of all 16 Matches

Maria has rematch with Lisicki.


Djokovic leads this rivalry 11-1, having only lost their first match in Uma back in 2007. Troicki did extend the five-time Slam champ to five sets back at the 2010 US Open, but that was before Djokovic’s ascendance and since then he’s only won one of their past nine sets. Take Djokovic in a straight set romp. If he plays to his ability, he will defend his title as his biggest obstacle, Rafa Nadal, is out of the tournament.


This is true pick-’em, because I still can’t tell whether Del Potro has pushed himself back to his pre-surgery levels, which on a fast court would be better than what Ferrer can offer, and I’m also not sure as well as Ferrer has during the past two weeks if he really believes himself on grass.

But let’s assume he does, as at least he’s moving beautifully and has turned his first serve in to a real weapon. And let

Ivanovic prepares to take next step