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As Crazy As This Sounds, I Think The Biggest Guarantee To Make The Semis Is....

Andy Roddick. I never thought I'd be saying the biggest cinch to make the semis isn't named Nadal, Federer, or Djokovic, but I don't even think it's debatable. He drew Davydenko's quarter, and there's not a player in there that could possibly hurt him. I would even go so far as to say Tipsarevich in the 2nd round is his biggest stumbling block to make the semis, and that shouldn't be too difficult for him at all. He really drew a dream draw.

Nadal's 2nd round alone against Gulbis/Isner could prove interesting, but I personally think that if he survives the first week (which likely includes a game Youzhny in the 3rd round) he'll be your champion.

Djokovic drew a pretty easy semi path up until the quarters. Safin could be entertaining if they meet in the 2nd round. He should draw either Querrey, Del Potro, or Wawrinka in the 4th round, which shouldn't be a problem. Nalbandian, Baghdatis, or Karlovic could obviously pose a VERY stern test in the quarters.

Federer could have an entertaining match against either Nishikori or Monfils in the third round, neither of whom will back down from him. Gonzalez, Hewitt, or Ginepri await him in the 4th round, which is no cakewalk. He'll probably see Andreev or Berdych in the quarters, which would be less of a test than his 4th round (or maybe even 3rd round).

All and all, I think Roddick was practically gift wrapped a place in the semis. No matter what though, I can't wait to get this thing kicked off! GL to all your favourite players over the next two weeks...
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Hey I think you might be right.
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Indeed. Tipsarevic could be a banana skin but otherwise, if he can't take advantage of this draw...
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i told you roddick will win wimbledon this year.

nadal will break a rib or something and roddick will get to the final and beat one of those mugs from the other sf.

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Djokovic drew a pretty easy semi path up until the quarters. Safin could be entertaining if they meet in the 2nd round. He should draw either Querrey, Del Potro, or Wawrinka in the 4th round, which shouldn't be a problem. Nalbandian, Baghdatis, or Karlovic could obviously pose a VERY stern test in the quarters.

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Andy Roddick. I never thought I'd be saying the biggest cinch to make the semis isn't named Nadal, Federer, or Djokovic, but I don't even think it's debatable. He drew Davydenko's quarter, and there's not a player in there that could possibly hurt him. I would even go so far as to say Tipsarevich in the 2nd round is his biggest stumbling block to make the semis, and that shouldn't be too difficult for him at all. He really drew a dream draw.

Nadal's 2nd round alone against Gulbis/Isner could prove interesting, but I personally think that if he survives the first week (which likely includes a game Youzhny in the 3rd round) he'll be your champion.

Djokovic drew a pretty easy semi path up until the quarters. Safin could be entertaining if they meet in the 2nd round. He should draw either Querrey, Del Potro, or Wawrinka in the 4th round, which shouldn't be a problem. Nalbandian, Baghdatis, or Karlovic could obviously pose a VERY stern test in the quarters.

Federer could have an entertaining match against either Nishikori or Monfils in the third round, neither of whom will back down from him. Gonzalez, Hewitt, or Ginepri await him in the 4th round, which is no cakewalk. He'll probably see Andreev or Berdych in the quarters, which would be less of a test than his 4th round (or maybe even 3rd round).

All and all, I think Roddick was practically gift wrapped a place in the semis. No matter what though, I can't wait to get this thing kicked off! GL to all your favourite players over the next two weeks...
he may have to deal with Blake and Davydenko. Davydenko has been playing on clay to keep his ground game sharp. he has an outside chance to derail Roddick. he was able to finally get that monkey off his back in Miami by beating the hell out of Roddick on relatively fast hard courts.
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Federer doesn't have a hard draw and Djokovic's draw is fairly reasonable up until the QF. Roddick does have a dream draw though.
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that is a fair call...

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This is as perfect a draw as he could hope for really, but then again he had a good draw in Australia and wound up losing in the 3rd round. I still think he can win Wimbledon, and this is as good a chance as he's going to get, so he better step up and take it.

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Everuthing is open for Andy.

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Not sure... Andy's inability to take a set off Nadal at Queens was troubling...
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he may have to deal with Blake and Davydenko. Davydenko has been playing on clay to keep his ground game sharp. he has an outside chance to derail Roddick. he was able to finally get that monkey off his back in Miami by beating the hell out of Roddick on relatively fast hard courts.
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Clay death is one of the biggest clowns ever ( along with GlennMirnyi) Miami fast court it is almost as slow as clay - difference is how ball bounce

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Roddick has fitness problems

Looked rusty/crusty at queens
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Basically the MTF consensus is that Federer will not win Wimbledon and that Nadal will. OK.
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