No Idea Who’s Going To Win!

Jan 27, 2009

As the tournament enters the second week I’ve got to you tell you, I’m pretty excited. The form that so many players are showing, particularly on the men’s side has been very impressive. I have found myself switching back and forth numerous times on who I think will win as the various players stake their claims with resounding performances.

After the Federer/Safin game I was convinced Federer would take this tournament by the scruff of the neck. But in his very next match he had to come back from two sets down to win in five against an opponent you’d think would offer him little resistance.

At the start of the tournament I was convinced Djokovic could not win – his confidence was down, he had an untried racquet in his hands and other players seemed more likely.

Then he goes and plays some unbelievable tennis on his way to defeating Marcos Baghdatis, who’s ranking in no way reflects the level of his play in this tournament. Djokovic is moving extremely well, and there was none of the holding back on ground strokes that a lack of confidence in equipment would bring. He is ready to win this tournament.

Unfortuntaely I have missed Nadal’s last two games, but a straight sets demolition of a player of Tommy Haas’s quality is impressive. Fernando Gonzale may have been a little leg weary after his previous two matches went the distance, but again Nadal’s win to progress to the quarter finals seemed very easy.

Outside of these three you have plenty of others that are hitting their straps. Roddick has been flying under the radar, but is in the sort of shape he was in when he last won a major in 2003. Tsonga dealt with Blake very comfortably, and seems to be having no trouble with his back.

The young Argentinian Juan Martin Del Potro is showing what a talent he is, and his quarter final against Federer is sure to be yet another high quality match.

And the only real upset of the men’s tournamnet so far has been the defeat of Andy Murray – with so much pressure on him over the last few weeks it was a tough ask for him to come out and win this tournament, but you would have expetced a quarter final berth at the very least.

So basically I still have no idea who’s going to win. The most impressive performances so far have been that of Federer against Safin, and Djokovic against Baghdatis. But I have no doubt that will have changed by this time tomorrow and someone else will have put up their hand and shown they have what it takes to lift the trophy on Sunday.

Written by: Crooksy

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