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Worthless Wertheim's Wimbledon Predictions

Men's Report (Nos. 1-16)



1. Roger Federer: Defending champion has as easy an early draw as we can recall -- plus the highest seeds in his half are clay-court specialists Guillermo Coria (No. 3) and Juan Carlos Ferrero (No. 6). He ought to coast for four rounds, get tested by Lleyton Hewitt in the quarterfinals and meet Roddick in the final.

2. Andy Roddick: Like Federer, he sure can't complain about his draw -- and his path was made even easier when teenager Rafael Nadal withdrew. If he brings his serves to week two, he could claim Slam No. 2.

3. Guillermo Coria: First off, good for him for sticking to his schedule and playing two grass tune-ups. Big question is how is he coping with his meltdown in the final at Roland Garros. His play over the past 10 days has provided few definitive answers. Speed and consistency make him dangerous, but we can certainly see him losing to either hard-serving Wesley Moodie in round one or lefty Wayne Arthurs in round two.

4. David Nalbandian: A finalist in 2002, Nalbandian's grass skills are beyond reproach. A shame he starts off against Mario Ancic, but if he survives the onslaught of lefty serves -- and he should -- he'll be around awhile.

5. Tim Henman: Surprised he wasn't seeded a spot higher. But again Their Tim has a decent shot to -- altogether now -- become the first Brit since Fred Perry to win the Big Crumpet. He ought to at least equal his showing in Paris and reach the semis. Then it's simply a matter of nerves.

6. Juan Carlos Ferrero: Clearly he hasn't been 100 percent physically all year. Could skate by for a few rounds, but can he survive Sebastien Grosjean?

7. Lleyton Hewitt: Player to watch. The 2002 champion is showing shades of his old self, and he can't complain about his draw. (Ivo Karlovic is far, far away.)

8. Rainer Schuettler: Not the player he was a year ago. His lack of a bread-and-butter weapon will hurt him, particularly on grass.

9. Carlos Moya: Consistent disappointment in Slams of late and has never advanced beyond the second round at Wimby.

10. Sebastien Grosjean: Though he hasn't won big in a while, he tends to play well on grass, particularly when his draw is ?clair-soft.

11. Mark Philippoussis: A finalist last year, he has history on his side. But you never like to enter an event on what is for all intents a seven-match losing streak -- excluding the World Team Championship.

12. Sjeng Schalken: Haven't heard much from the Sjengster lately.

13. Paradorn Srichaphan: His game is well-tailored to grass, and it's about time he has a strong performance in a Major. If he can get by hard-serving Karlovic, his draw opens up for a few rounds.

14. Mardy Fish: Another one due for a strong Slam. Assuming he can survive Joachim Johansson -- and has improved his fitness as much as his camp claims -- he has a real opportunity.

15. Nicolas Massu: Um, no.

16. Jiri Novak: Potential tough first-round matchup against mercurial Xavier Malisse, but then the skies part a bit.

SEEDS TO WATCH (Nos. 17-32)

17. Jonas Bjorkman: Give him credit for getting his singles game back to this point after a detour outside of the top 50. Athletic, attacking style works well on grass, but he has a tough first rounder against Raemon Sluiter.

19. Marat Safin: Always a threat. (And not just to the standards of decency.)

20. Tommy Robredo: Better grass courter than you might think and aided by the late withdrawal of first-round opponent James Blake (No. 40). He'll now face Blake's replacement, 132nd-ranked Potito Starace of Italy.

23. Max Mirnyi: Good wins have been few and far between recently, but his big serve always makes him dangerous.

24. Fernando Gonzalez: Like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates, you never know what you're getting.

26. Taylor Dent: Isn't his year designed to peak right about now?

27. Robby Ginepri: Like most Americans not named Roddick, he's due for a strong Slam.

31. Mikhail Youzhny: Big serve, nifty scythe backhand and primed for a good showing.

DARK HORSE NATION

Joachim Johansson: Went into hiding during clay-court season but a 135 mph serve is a nice weapon on grass.

Thomas Johansson: Just to be safe. Two Johanssons are better than one.

Raemon Sluiter: The male version of Els Callens.

Tommy Haas: Slowly but surely coming back.

Greg Rusedski: Has displayed signs of life lately.

Yen-Hsun Lu: Plenty of room on the bandwagon.

Goran Ivanisevic: Just in case.

FIRST-ROUND MATCHES TO WATCH:

Robredo vs. Starace

Nalbandian vs. Ancic: Exceptional returner against exceptional server.

Schuettler vs. Soderling: Possible first-round upset special.

Coria vs. Moodie: See above.

Srichaphan vs. Karlovic: Not exactly an ideal first round matchup for Srichaphan, a player in need of a good performance at a Major.

PREDICTIONS

Semifinals: Federer vs. Fish and Henman vs. Roddick

Finals: Federer vs. Roddick

WIinner: Roddick
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Re: Worthless Wertheim's Wimbledon Predictions

who's Worthless on this board.......... Sjengster comes up

enjoy a WET and soggy Wimbledon everyone forecast looks bad.

me off to Kenya tomorrow for about 2 weeks
so i probably wont even know what happened in R1 never mind who won.
i might be back in time for final

cya everyone
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i just hope he's wrong!

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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i just hope he's wrong!
when has he ever been right
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true dat! imagine Duckboy holding up the plate. :cringe:

i hope that the Farmer takes it this year. this is probably his last chance. yeah believe it or not, i'm actually rooting for the Farmer.

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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Yessss, gay-hater Baldy isn't here. God has more weak opponents. How magical.
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this guy proves to be a joke time and time again.
I find it interesting how he claims someone had a easy draw but then calls players that they will be playing in the early rounds as dark horses.
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He's not funny at all...if he is trying to be.

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How does he manage it? The draw is so easy to comment on!
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Men's Report (Nos. 1-16)



4. David Nalbandian: A finalist in 2002, Nalbandian's grass skills are beyond reproach. A shame he starts off against Mario Ancic, but if he survives the onslaught of lefty serves -- and he should -- he'll be around awhile.
:retard: Did I miss something? Has Ancic started to serve left-handed?
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Fish in the semis does he know Fish is injured and has yet to make it to the quarters, let alone the semis

Andy Roddick.Fernando Verdasco.Richard Gasquet.Tommy Haas





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enjoy Kenya Eggy. be safe.

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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Yeah Eggy be safe.
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Men's Report (Nos. 1-16)
7. Lleyton Hewitt: Player to watch. The 2002 champion is showing shades of his old self, and he can't complain about his draw. (Ivo Karlovic is far, far away.)

@@ It appears as If I'm the only one upset about Lleyton's Draw-->> if Worthless thinks Hewitt "can't complain..." about potentially facing Ivanisavic, Safin or Moya, & Federer just up to QF stage then I'd hate to see a difficult Draw !

PS~ Anyone else think Worthless is picking Roddick to win as stipulated by his ESPN contract ? Surely Federer is clearly a safer pick for the title again over Andy !

Anyway considering Srichaphan's 'hot form' at Nottingham this week I'll nominate the Thai sensation as No.1 Darkhorse ! Wouldn't it be cool to see Paradorn hold aloft that beautiful gold trophy .
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Suprised he knows who Els Callens is!!!!
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