*Spoiler* Wimbledon: 2nd Week Predictions

Kaptain Karl

Hall Of Fame
The other threads are too long. Let's start the Second Week with a new one.

Men
I'm really looking forward to several of these matchups:

Federer - JCF is the end for JCF (Roger in 3)

Gonzo - Youzhny could be interesting. (Gonzo in 4)

Hewitt - Dent ... I'll admit it. I was wrong. I thought Hewitt wold be out by now. [That guy's *tough*.] (Hewitt in 4)

Ancic - Lopez is a coin flip IMO. [And I admit I scoffed at Lopez ten days ago. He's shown me something....] (Lopez in 5)

Mirnyi - Johansson is one I cannot even guess on. I've not seen either play very much.

Nalbandian - Gasquet My heart wants Gasquet, but (Nalbandian in 4)

Tursunov - Grosjean [I cannot believe I'm rooting for so many Frenchmen.] (Grosjean in 4)

Roddick - Coria (Andy in 4)

- KK
 

Kaptain Karl

Hall Of Fame
Not so many of these are interesting. One more round and they could be, though....

Women

Davenport - Clijsters My heart wants Lindsay, but I'm afraid Kim could deliver "pay-back" for the French Open. (Davenport in 3)

... Kuznetsova

... Mauresmo

Myskina - Dementieva Fireworks again? (Myskina in 3)

Pennetta - Pierce Yawn!! Don't know. Don't care.

V. Williams - Craybas (Venus in 2)

The rest are too boring to list. I truly hope Venus beats Shriekapova, though....

- KK
 

Kaptain Karl

Hall Of Fame
Okay, I'm doing this thread by myself, huh?

Reviewing my predictions with results-to-date:

Federer - (Roger in 3) BINGO!

Gonzo - (Gonzo in 4) Gonzo -- but in 3.

Hewitt - Dent ... (Hewitt in 4) BINGO!

Ancic - (Lopez in 5) Lopez -- but in 3.

Mirnyi - Johansson is one I cannot even guess on.

Nalbandian - Gasquet (Nalbandian in 4) David -- but in 3.

Tursunov - Grosjean [I cannot believe I'm rooting for so many Frenchmen.] (Grosjean in 4)

Roddick - Coria (Andy in 4) Andy -- but in 3.

Hey! I'm pretty good at this....
 

RafaN RichardG

Semi-Pro
lol^
for the men my predictions are:
federer defeats gonzales in 3- but it could be a tough one, possibly a couple tiebreaks
lopez over hewitt upset 5 setter!(even though i like them both, lopez is playing great)- will be close
nalbandian upset over johansson in 4
grosjean upset over roddick in 5!- i think something might break down, and grosjean has very good returns and passes
 

RafaN RichardG

Semi-Pro
as for the ladies:
kuznetsova upsets davenport(dont know how many sets, probly 3)
i havent seen either mauresmo or myskina play the whole tourny, so its hard 4 me 2 say
but ill go ahead and say mauresmo in 2 sets
venus over pierce (in 2 sets if pierce chokes, in 3 sets if she plays okay, but no doubt for venus to win that match)
sharapova over petrova in 2
 

Babblelot

Professional
I wish I had found this earlier. Here were my Second Week picks before play began today...

Men's Draw
C-Federer* (3 relatively easy sets)
F-Roddick* (Grosjean match should be a good/tight one)
SF-Mirnyi
SF-Ancic*
QF-Gonzo
QF-Dent*
QF-Gasquet
QF-Grosjean*

Women's Draw
C-Sharapova
F-Kuznetsova*
SF-Venus
SF-Dementieva*
QF-Petrova
QF-Pennetta
QF-Clijsters*
QF-Mauresmo*

*pre-tournement picks (Babblelot had C-Henin over Sharapova in one SF).
 

Gasquetmania

New User
Federer/Gonzo---- Federer in 3

Hewitt/Lopez--- I'm rooting for F-Lo, but I'm sayin Hewitt in 4

Johannson/Nalbandian--- Nalbandian in 4

Grosjean/Roddick--- I think this'll be close, Roddick in 5


Semis

Federer/Hewitt--- Hewitt meets his bagel buddy Federer again, and Federer hands him another bagel. Federer in 3

Nalbandian/Roddick--- Roddick's serve bails him out of a couple of jams. Roddick in 4

Finals

Federer/Roddick--- Federer handles A-Rod in three quick sets


Womens

Quarters

Davenport/Kuznetsova--- Kuznetsova freezes again on the big stage, Davenport in 2

Myskina/Mauresmo--- Mauresmo is best on grass, she'll save her choking for the semis. Amelie in 3

Venus/Pierce--- Venus has looked impressive so far. Her good form will continue with a 2 set win over Pierce

Petrova/Sharapova--- Its the battle of the Ovas. Nadia is a nice player and all, but the defending champ will take care of business. Sharapova in 2.

Semis

Davenport/Mauresmo--- Amelie chokes away a big lead, Davenport backs her way into the final. Lindsay in 3

Venus/ Sharapova--- a good tournament and all for Venus, but her run ends here. Maria in 2

Finals
Davenport/Sharapova--- I think this will be the GS win Lindsay's been waiting for before she retires. Sharapova's power game will be neutralized in a decisive 3rd set. Davenport in 3





and i've got a gut feeling that tells me Donald Young will not win the boys title. i don't know who will, but i think Young won't.
 

Rodzilla

Semi-Pro
Federer/Gonzo---- Federer in 4

Hewitt/Lopez--- Lopez in 4

Johansson/Nalbandian--- Nalbandian in 5

Grosjean/Roddick--- Roddick in 3


Semis

Federer/Lopez Federer in 4

Nalbandian/Roddick Roddick in 4

Finals

Federer/Roddick--- Roddick in 5


Womens

Quarters

Davenport/Kuznetsova--- Davenport in 3

Myskina/Mauresmo--- Mauresmo in 3

Venus/Pierce--- 3 set win over Pierce

Petrova/Sharapova-- Sharapova in 2

Semis

Davenport/Mauresmo--- Davenport in 2

Venus/ Sharapova--- Maria in 2

Finals
Davenport/Sharapova-- Davenport in 3
 

efice32

Semi-Pro
Predictions for Tuesday:

Davenport vs. Kuznetsova [Davenport in 2]

Mauresmo vs. Myskina [Myskina in 3] (she cant seem to be beaten in this tourny)

Pierce vs. Venus [Venus in 3] (though I want Pierce to win)

Petrova vs. Sharapova [Sharapova in 2]

Predictions for Wednesday:

Federer vs. Gonzo [Fed Ex in 3]

Hewitt vs. Lopez [Lopez in 4]

Johansson vs. Nalbandian [Nalbandian in 5]

Grosjean vs. Roddick [Roddick in 3]


Any thoughts??
 

Kaptain Karl

Hall Of Fame
AAARRGH!!!! I cannot believe I just did this.

NBC is "just" showing Venus and Mary warming up, so I think "Great! I'll hurry and get my predictions in on the Quarters" and I go the the Wimby draw. (I forgot this isn't LIVE on NBC.)

Now I know the outcome of two of these Quarters matches BEFORE I even get to watch them. Fortunately, I realized what was happening, so I looked away before I took in the whole Semis lineup.

GEEZ!!!

- KK
 

Babblelot

Professional
Rodzilla said:
Finals

Federer/Roddick--- Roddick in 5
Well, in a tournament full of shocking results: Henin 1R, Henman 2R, Joachim 3R, Serena 3R, Venus to the SF and still alive... IMO, this would make the team photo.

(I don't see it happening, but...) Go Andy!
 

Kaptain Karl

Hall Of Fame
I couldn't get to my computer before the Men's Semi's started. FWIW, here's what I *would* have predicted:

Federer over Gonzo -- in 4

Lopez over Hewitt -- in 4

Nalbandian over Johansson -- in 4

Roddick over Grosjean -- in 3

So, I got half the winners right ... and none of the sets totals. (Maybe I'm not very good at this.)

- KK
 

Kaptain Karl

Hall Of Fame
Women

Davenport over Mauresmo -- in 2 (easily)

V. Williams over Sharapova -- in 3 (Match of the tournament!)

* * * * * * *

Davenport over V. Williams -- in 2

- KK
 

Kaptain Karl

Hall Of Fame
Men

Federer over Hewitt -- in 4

Roddick over Johansson -- in 4

* * * * * * * *

Federer over Roddick in 4

(I think Roddick is getting better with versatile strokes. But he's not "there" yet.)

- KK
 

Kaptain Karl

Hall Of Fame
Kaptain Karl said:
Women

Davenport over Mauresmo -- in 2 (easily)

V. Williams over Sharapova -- in 3 (Match of the tournament!)

* * * * * * *

Davenport over V. Williams -- in 2
Well, I got the Semi's winners right ... even though I mixed up who would have the tougher matches. [And, "Yes." I'm counting on Mauresmo to stay true to form and collapse to finish these last few games -- yet-to-be-played.]

If Venus plays in the Final like she did in the 2nd set ... Davenport's in trouble....

- KK
 
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