Predicted Winner in BOLD
1 Novak Djokovic vs. 3 Roger Federer
Things have worked out well for Roger since the 2011 US Open ended. He is 2 matches away from the number 1 ranking. Federer can win this match. However, Nole is in a spot to solidify number 1 for the year and to win his 2nd consecutive Wimbledon title. If Nole wins this event, the tennis landscape looks a lot like it did from 2005-2007. If Federer wins this match, then a sprint for number 1 is on regardless of who wins this title. (more on this match in my next post)
4 Andy Murray vs. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
In a match that has so many potential side stories and outside influences, I just want to look at the single most tangible thing I have. The 2011 Queen’s Club final saw Andy Murray win a close match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. I think this match will be close. Obviously, Tsonga has less pressure on him and this could make the difference. If Murray serves well, I think his return game and counter punching will be enough to advance.