Friday, July 5, 2013

Semi finals day

Yesterday we found out who will be battling in the Women's final this Saturday. Former finalist Marion Bartoli eased her way into the final with a comfortable win over Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens 6-1 6-2 whilst people's favourite Sabine Lisicki edged her way into the final in a three setter against number 4 seed Radwanska. In a match that was full of ups and downs in relations to both players form, Lisicki proved victorious in the end winning 6-4 2-6 9-7. 

Moving to today's semi finals and its the mens turn. First up is Novak Djokovic against Juan Martin Del Potro. Del Potro performed above expectations in his quarter final against  Ferrer taking into account injury worries but he will need to rise his game yet again against Djokovic who is yet to loose a set. Head to head Djokovic leads 8-3 however two of their last three meetings has gone Del Portros way including a match played on grass (Olympics 2012). Personally I think Djokovic can make the final and against paper he should but against a newly rejuvenated Del Potro anything could happen!

Second up is British star Andy Murray against ace hitter Janowicz. Janowicz currently leads the tournament with the most aces (30 alone in his last match). Head to head it's 1 all (Murray in 09, Janowicz in 12). The odds on favourite and my favourite to win is obviously Andy Murray. With the crowd to Murrays advantage this should be a comftuble win for Murray but he will need to be patient as he will be aced a lot be the talented pol.

Finally Murray isn't the only Brit in a singles semi final today.Exciting young British prospect Kyle Edmund is against another fast rising star Italy's Quinzi. Good luck kyle!!

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