Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mens quarter finals day!

Yesterday's quarter finals saw success for Li Na, Radwanska, Bartoli and a unexpected win for Belgiums Kirsten Flipkens. Today is the mens turn and here is the line up:- 

(4) Fereer vs (8) Del Potro
Spain's David Ferrer has reach his 7th consecutive grand slam quarters but will be in for a battle against former US open winner Del Potro. Del Potro has been stricken with injury since his 2009 grand slam triumph but has shown good form in this tournament and is yet to drop a set. I will still however give the edge to Fereer especially with speculation of unfortunately another injury issue for Del Potro. Head to head Fereer leads 6-2.

(2) Murray vs Verdasco
Second on centre court today is Andy Murray against his first left hander of the year Fernando Verdasco. A lot of pundits has pointed out that this is the first time in 2013 Murray is playing a left hander but with his brother who he practices at times with being left handed this should be interesting to see but not necessary a challenge for Murray if he maintains his current form.

(24) Janowicz vs Kubot
Well nobody saw this coming (except a couple optimistic polish people I suppose) two Polish men facing each other in the quarter finals. In what must be one of the best grand slams for Polish tennis for a very long time, Jerzy Janowicz who stormed to the ATP main stage by unexpectedly reaching the finals of the 2012 Paris masters faces countryman Lukasz Kubot. My money is on Janowicz to take this one. Interestingly according to the ITF these two players have actually never played each other!

(1) Djokivic vs (7) Berdych
Finally Djokovic v Berdych, Djokovic has been in tremendous form in the previous four matches displaying some outstanding tennis. Berdych is however no walkover. The former Wimbledon finalist has had a reasonable year so far with a 31-12 win loss. Despite this I still expect Djokovic to come past this one realtively easily. Head to head Djokovic leads 13-2!

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