Started today and already a shock exit for Nadal in the 1st round, should open up the draw nicely for Murray. Is this his year?
he cares he just isn't as strong as he was, the way he plays is destroying his knee. walked into Wimbledon with no grass play and was always going to struggle
Something not right at Wimbledon this year. Far far too many players having to withdraw due to injuries gotten on the grass. Players falling all over the place. When 7 players have to withdraw in one day... then you have to ask the tough questions... because that is not normal.
the lower bounce is tough on sore knees-hard courts beats them up but you have to bend more on grass
Nadal has had a good year so far once he came back. lets see if he can win one of the prime hard court events-be it Canada, Cincinnati if not the open. but like THomas Muster 20 years ago, he has only one gear and that gear burns up the engine
Boris Becker thinks he should quit Grass all together
maybe so-he doesn't need to prove anything-he won it twice and its his worst surface. the other greats, Federer, Sampras, ND (who might get it), McEnroe, Connors, and Borg were never able to win twice on their worst surface (Clay, Clay, Clay, Clay, Clay, HardCourt)
you see any other final right now other than Novak vs Murray?
that is the captain obvious pick but
Big Bird has the power and the shots to beat ND
Raonic of canada losing was sort of a stunner today
Gasquet is another guy who has the shotmaking ability and the talent but like the other talented "frogs" (GM and JWT) he's a bit light in the grit department
In ND side, Lopez has a big serve and could possibly cause him troubles as does the rejuvenated Tommy Haas Gasquet and Big Bird are the two most serious challengers on the top half of the draw until he gets to Del Potro who proved his talent on these courts at the Olympics
on Rat boy's side of the draw
Almagro is dangerous and Meltzer has had some success on grass winning the doubles there a few years ago but he is not the player he was then
Gulbis has all the shots-but his brain is the big hold up. If he had the mentality of say Michael Chang or Aaron Krickstein he'd have won 5 majors even though this era has had more big time champions than any other time
Murray has an easier path than ND and is probably fresher after skipping the French
that epic battle ND had with Rafa had to take something out of him
I don't think Murray will have a problem with his side of the draw he's a much more aggressive player now and has the crowd, Gasquet however could give Novak a few problems. Look out for young Laura Robson in the womens draw she could have a big Wimbledon.
yeh every male in the UK patiently waited till she became 18 so we could put her poster up lol
With Nadal and Federer out of the way, this may be Djokovic's year.
I was stunned to see Serena eliminated.