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D23prosports
06-15-2008, 09:26 AM
feel free to post comments, predictions, or any other opinions regarding Wimbledon...

dates for Wimbledon this year are June 23-July 6

official wimbledon web site http://www.wimbledon.org

:)

tjs4stlcards
06-22-2008, 05:37 PM
I have Federer winning but im not 100 percent sure considering his performance at the French Open

D23prosports
06-23-2008, 09:50 AM
WIMBLEDON STARTS TODAY!!!

::clap:

yaowowrocket11
06-23-2008, 11:14 AM
James Blake and Maria Sharapova will win.

D23prosports
06-25-2008, 09:50 AM
James Blake and Maria Sharapova will win.

wow, James Blake... interesting prediction...

D23prosports
06-25-2008, 10:18 AM
After looking at the tournament table, here is what I see in the men's singles...

(DAY 3 IN PROGRESS)

Nadal is in an easier section of the draw... obviously... but he could have an interesting quarterfinals match against Gasquet, Grosjean, Robredo, Haas, or Murray.

Blake and Roddick are in the same eighth of the table and are on pace to meet in the fourth round (before the Qtrs) but Blake wont have a very easy third round match and Roddick has Tipsarevic in the second round which wont be easy either.

Federer is in the same situation as Nadal... but he could also face any of five players ranked just outside the top ten in either the fourth round and/or Qrt Finals.

My favorite player #3 Novak Djokovic just lost his second round match against Safin, which leaves that quarter of the draw wide open! This section will produce some interesting players later in the tournament and could allow for a under-estimated player to face Fed in the Semi Finals!


I will try to make updates concerning all the interesting events each day...
:)

lakers4sho
06-25-2008, 03:26 PM
Damn I'm totally rooting for Djokovic, he's my favorite player! I guess better luck next time.

Pujolsfan91
06-25-2008, 10:49 PM
I'm hoping Sharapova wins!

Pujolsfan91
06-26-2008, 12:56 PM
Damn, Sharapova is out in the 2nd round :speechless:


James Blake and Maria Sharapova will win.

Both lost in the 2nd round, wasn't expecting that.

yaowowrocket11
06-26-2008, 05:11 PM
Both lost in the 2nd round, wasn't expecting that.

Seriously, not good. Blake and Roddick are my 2 favorite men players, both out.

Maria Sharapova and Lindsey Davenport are my favorite women, both out.

:pity:

D23prosports
06-27-2008, 12:01 AM
Men's Singles...

(END OF DAY 4)

Roddick and Blake both lost today... Roddick lost in four sets and Blake lost in five. I now expect Tipsarevic (the man who beat Riddick) to advanced all the way to the Qrt Finals from his section of the draw.

Nadal lost his first set but bounced back and took the match in four sets. His third round match will be against the #27 seed and his fourth round would be against either the #16 seed or the #17 seed. After that he could face the #12 seed or the #8 seed in the Qtr Finals... so this wont be a 'walk in the park' for Nadal...

Projected Day 5 Winners: Federer, Hewitt, Verdasco, Ferrer, Safin, Wawrinka, Baghdatis, Lopez... but who knows with the way things have been going.. geez... Sharapova out, Roddick out, Djokovic out, Blake out, Davydenko out, Nalbandian out, Davenport out... wow...

i'll be back at the end of day 5...
:)

PhillyLuver
06-27-2008, 02:47 PM
I'm saying Nadal wins.

yaowowrocket11
06-27-2008, 04:17 PM
No. 1 women's player, Ana Ivanovic, lost today to Zheng Jie of China.


WIMBLEDON, England -- Top-ranked Ana Ivanovic has been upset by Zheng Jie of China in the third round at Wimbledon.

Ivanovic lost 6-1, 6-4 to Zheng, who was ranked No. 133 entering Centre Court on Friday. Ivanovic earned the No. 1 ranking after a win at the French Open.

The 20-year-old Serbian player had to save two match points in her second-round win over Nathalie Dechy. She had no answer for the powerful shots from Zheng, a former Wimbledon doubles champion.

Ana Ivanovic converted only one of seven break-point chances and lost serve four times in her upset loss to Zheng Jie.
"It's a surprise for me," said the 24-year-old Zheng, who won the Wimbledon doubles title in 2006. "Thanks to Wimbledon [which] gave me a wild card. I just tried my best and had to keep going, going."

Ivanovic went out a day after third-seeded Maria Sharapova was upset in the second round by by No. 154 Alla Kudryavtseva.

The match ended with Zheng's serve hitting the service line and Ivanovic shanking her forehand return into the Court 1 stands.

"She played really well today and it was a tough match for me," Ivanovic said. "I'm disappointed with my loss but I still look at it as a learning experience.

"It was a very emotional last couple of weeks for me and it took a bit of a toll," she added. "I didn't have great preparation."

Zheng has won 11 tour doubles titles, including the 2006 Wimbledon and Australian Open championships with Yan Zi. She has captured three career singles titles, in relatively small events at Hobart in 2005 and Estoril and Stockholm in 2006.

In 2004, Zheng reached the round of 16 at the French Open to become the first Chinese woman to make the fourth round of a Grand Slam. She reached a career high singles ranking of No. 27 in 2006.

In earlier action, Russian No. 4 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova eased into the fourth round at Wimbledon on Friday with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

Kuznetsova, the highest-ranked Russian in the field following Maria Sharapova's upset loss on Thursday, played inconsistently, but it was enough to overwhelm her opponent, who is ranked No. 109.

The big drama came in the first set, when Zahlavova Strycova was infuriated by the slippery court conditions, was warned for an audible obscenity and shouted "Oh my God, this is unbelievable."

Zheng Jie, a wild-card entry at Wimbledon, stunned No. 1 Ana Ivanovic in straight sets.
The players came off court, the umpire checked the surface and told them to play on -- only for heavy rain to interrupt the match minutes later.

After the break, Kuznetsova finally triumphed in a messy second set in which she twice dropped her serve.

In other results Friday, No. 11 Marion Bartoli's love affair with Wimbledon turned sour when she was beaten 6-4, 6-1 by American Bethanie Mattek in the third round.

Mattek will next face No. 6 Serena Williams, who beat No. 29 Amelie Mauresmo in straight sets, 7-6 (5), 6-1.

Williams, who won the title in 2002 and 2003, broke Mauresmo six times and clinched the match with a forehand winner on her second match point.

Eighth-seeded Anna Chakvetadze beat Evgeniya Rodina 6-4, 6-3, while No. 14 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-3, 6-2, and No. 18 Nicole Vaidisova defeated Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-4.

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/wimbledon08/news/story?id=3463479

Lots of upsets so far on the womens side.

D23prosports
06-27-2008, 07:33 PM
END OF DAY 5

In the Women's table, another shocker with Ivanovic falling to Jie Zheng (ranked #133 in singles and #22 in doubles)

Men's -

Only one upset today... #5 David Ferrer lost to Mario Ancic (ranked #43)... all other matches ended how I predicted...

Looking forward to the rest of the third round matches... four of the matches i think will go fairly smoothly and result in wins by Tipsarevic, Mathieu, Gasquet, and Nadal...
the other four could be very interesting...
Garcia-Lopez vs. Schuettler will be fun because Garcia-Lopez has always been a solid player, but Schuettler is coming off of a five-set victory against James Blake...
Meltzer vs. Clement is interesting because they are both lower seeded players that have played well in this tournament. Meltzer won two five-set matches in his first two rounds. Clement beat Bjorkman in the first round. Clement also beat Becker in the second round (Becker was the man who upset #4 Davydenko in the first round)...
Haas vs. Murray will be a nice one to watch... Haas has only lost one set on his way to the third round, beating Canas and Robredo. Murray has had a much easier path to the third round and hasn't lost a set. However, both are solid players...
Stepanek vs. Youzhny is interesting simply because they are seeded 16 and 17...

:)

D23prosports
06-29-2008, 01:07 AM
END OF DAY 6

Both the men's and women's singles draw is down to the last sixteen players...
None of these fourth round matches will be played on Sunday...
i'll be back with more after day seven and eight...
for now I will say that it is becoming more possible to see the Williams sisters play each other in the finals, although they would both probably have to beat one higher-seeded player...


from here on out every match is exciting... once you get this late in the tournament, everyone is fighting harder than ever.

:)

D23prosports
07-01-2008, 11:53 PM
its gettin' good
:clap:

D23prosports
07-01-2008, 11:57 PM
END OF DAY 8

Men's Draw -
Federer had a comfortable win against Hewitt. Fed will play Ancic in the Qtr. Finals... Ancic defeated #22 Verdasco after loosing the first two sets (6-3, 6-4) he won the third and fourth sets (6-3, 6-4) and then pulled out a marathon fifth set win by a score of 13-11... for those of you who didn't know, there is no tiebreaker in a deciding set at Wimbledon...
Safin upset Warwinka and Lopez upset Baghdatis... they will play each other in the Qtr. Finals...
Qtr. Finals match number three will be Schuettler vs. Clement... remember that Clement is the guy who defeated Becker in straight sets and Becker is the guy who beat #4 Davydenko in straight sets in the first round...
The last Qtr. Finals match will be Murray vs. Nadal... Murray was part of what espn calls an "instant classic" in the fourth round. Murray made a slow but steady comeback after loosing the first two sets. With the help of the loyal English crowd, Murray was able to defeat Gasquet and earn his spot in the Qtr. Finals...

Final Eight Male Players...

Federer
Ancic

Safin
Lopez

Scheuttler
Clement

Murray
Nadal

Women's Singles...
The semi's are set...
The Williams sisters each have one more match to win before they play the finals against each other.
#6 Serena has to play Zheng in the Semi Finals. Zheng upset #1 Ivanovic (6-1, 6-4) in the third round...
#7 Venus has to play #5 Dementieva in the Semi Finals. Dementieva had a hard time with Petrova in the Qtr. Finals today...

We'll see how it turns out...

:clap:

D23prosports
07-03-2008, 09:34 PM
The Mens' draw is down to the Semi Finals
Federer and Nadal both had comfortable straight-set wins in the Qrt. Finals.
Safin had a four-set win.
Schuettler had an epic five-hour five-set win over Clement (6-3, 5-7, 7-6, 6-7, 8-6)
The Semi Finals are...

Federer vs. Safin
and...
Schuettler vs. Nadal

The Womens' Final is set and it is an all-Williams Final. The Venus-Serena showdown will continue...

cya in a day or so...
:clap:

D23prosports
07-05-2008, 07:38 PM
Venus beat Serena in the Finals 7-5, 6-4. The Williams sisters then won the ladies' doubles title 6-2, 6-2.

Men's Final is Fed vs. Rafa...
Fed can always dominate Wimbledon and hasn't lost a set all tournament, but I think Nadal can put up a good fight...
My pick: Federer... this will be a nice chance for revenge from the French Open! Plus, I would like to see his grass-court win streak continue...

zzConflict
07-05-2008, 11:09 PM
It was nice to see some more British success in finals weekend (after Jamie Murray in the mixed doubles last year) at Wimbledon, even if it was only the girls singles final, congratulations to Laura Robson, who, at 14, could have a very bright future in the sport.

Could be another great one between Nadal and Federer later today.

hughest4
07-06-2008, 12:17 PM
I'm so pissed that this final has been delayed because of the rain. Nadal is up 2 sets with Federer leading in the third. This delay could totally switch the momentum back into Federer's favor for the rest of the match. I think Nadal is the best in the world and a win here will solidify that, IMO

.Sean.
07-06-2008, 01:55 PM
That rain delay helped Federer tremendously
I still think Nadal will pull it off

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.Sean.
07-06-2008, 02:26 PM
How incredible is this 4th set tiebreaker

.Sean.
07-06-2008, 02:31 PM
What a tiebreaker.. holy ****... what a match

jetsfan28
07-06-2008, 02:33 PM
Holy ****, what a tiebreaker. Great match so far.

.Sean.
07-06-2008, 02:54 PM
wow, this is gay

jetsfan28
07-06-2008, 02:54 PM
I'm so pissed right now

Liney3506
07-06-2008, 03:03 PM
Another ****ing rain delay. Hopefully this passes quickly. I think Nadal needed this time to collect his thoughts, however. He just pissed away 2 championship points, and a 5-2 lead in the tiebreak.

Nadal really messed up on the last championship point. He should've went down the line, like you're always taught. Instead, he hit it right to Federer, and he had half of the court wide open.

gsnts725
07-06-2008, 03:31 PM
who said tennis is dying ? =D Go Roger.

.Sean.
07-06-2008, 03:34 PM
:pity: go Raf

superkegger
07-06-2008, 03:39 PM
wow, this is the best tennis match i have ever seen.

.Sean.
07-06-2008, 03:47 PM
Nadal's gonna win 7-5 .. my prediction

edit: 9-7

jetsfan28
07-06-2008, 03:58 PM
And Nadal misses a huge chance to break Federer

jetsfan28
07-06-2008, 04:08 PM
Nadal misses another good chance to break him, he won't get too many

He needs this point right here with advantage

jetsfan28
07-06-2008, 04:09 PM
And finally, Nadal breaks him

.Sean.
07-06-2008, 04:10 PM
I called it :)

jetsfan28
07-06-2008, 04:13 PM
The guy missed 2 championship points already, don't be so sure

.Sean.
07-06-2008, 04:16 PM
Nadal = Champion in the best match of all time

jetsfan28
07-06-2008, 04:16 PM
The Roger Federer Era is over

Brooke
07-06-2008, 04:16 PM
What a match.

*sigh* Roger had his chances and he blew them :(

Pujolsfan91
07-06-2008, 04:17 PM
That was so epic!

iam brett favre
07-06-2008, 04:35 PM
Man that was an AMAZING match!

yaowowrocket11
07-06-2008, 04:40 PM
:clap:

An amazing tennis match! So exciting!

.Sean.
07-06-2008, 04:59 PM
Nadal = Champion in the best match of all time

I called it the best of all time before any of the announcers did :cool: