Wimbledon 2016: The Quiet before the Storm

This Wimbledon seems to start on a low key note.  Maybe I am not used to the extra week between Roland Garros and Wimbledon.  Maybe the prospect of a hard court season in the Americas with the olympic games, two masters 1000 season, and the US Open seems like a jam packed schedule.  For whatever, reason I am excited about Wimbledon but not chomping at the bit to see specific rematches.  I am more excited just to see what happens rather than front loading this Wimbledon with unfinished business from last year’s Wimbledon.

Looking forward to these types of matches

There are obviously big stories that could develop at Wimbledon.  Novak Djokovic could win his 5th (!) consecutive major title.  Serena Williams could tie Steffi Graf’s total of 22 majors.  Garbine Muguruza or Angelique Kerber could make a big push toward the number one ranking?  The super-coach bench has gotten longer with the return of Ivan Lendl plus the additions of John McEnroe and Richard Krajicek.

5 Quick Prognostications:

  1. Only 2 of the top 4 men’s seeds will be in the semifinal round.
  2. The women’s tour will crown its third different Grand Slam champion of 2016.
  3. One of the 2 women’s finalists is not currently in the top 10.
  4. The actual events at Wimbledon will be more interesting than the hypotheticals.
  5. The winners will consider holding off on moving their prize money to a different currency due to the drop in the British pound.

My first round predictions will be up later today.

 

 

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