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BBC Predictions: Quite pathetic

BackhandMissile
01-28-2012, 02:36 PM
Out of five pundits, 2 predicted Murray, 2 picked Federer and only one of them backed Djokovic. I don't know if these guys have been watching the last few slams.

Raonic was a popular pick for outsider.

Some good calls regarding the WTA, but I'm still quite shocked that only one of them picked a player who made it to the finals.

Allez
01-28-2012, 02:39 PM
The BBC pundits are all Fed tards and will only pick Murray for patriotic reasons...Why would they not back the top 2 players in the world is nothing if not scandalous.

GSMnadal
01-28-2012, 03:04 PM
MTF is no different...

Djokovic and Nadal are always underrated, and Federer is incredibly overrated

r3d_d3v1l_
01-28-2012, 03:15 PM
Mats Wilander picked Murray and Federer in the semis. Hope he picks Nadal in the final.

Arakasi
01-28-2012, 03:19 PM
Had the draw been Federer-Djokovic and Murray-Nadal in the semis I suspect we would have seen a Federer-Murray final so I don't think their picks were that silly.

Djokovic was utter shit for two sets in the Murray match, I still don't understand how Andy didn't put him away. I think even an average Federer could have won that match. Nadal was also rubbish for large parts of the Fedal match; he only really hit his stride in the fourth set. Murray probably would have done better than Federer did even if he didn't win.

Even if Djokovic wins on Sunday (and I suspect he will), I really think he's been there for the picking since the quarters onwards. He's well below his level last year in Australia. However, it just shows how good a player he's becoming that he can (potentially) win slams while playing rubbish. What could he do when playing well?

Equally, Nadal's grand slam consistency is becoming Federer-esque; I don't think he's played that well in the last 12 months yet he's still made 4 slam finals in a row.

GSMnadal
01-28-2012, 03:21 PM
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/simon-reed/federer-murray-clean-2012-355.html

Some more comedy gold