We’ve now reached the quarter-finals stage of Wimbledon. Let’s take a look at the draw and see how my predictions went.
The ones I got right are in bold.
1. Novak Djokovic vs 18. Richard Gasquet
3. Roger Federer vs 8. Janko Tipsarevic
9. Juan Martin Del Potro vs 4. Andy Murray
5. Jo Wilfried Tsonga vs Benoit Paire
So I was four for eight. Not bad, but not too great either.:( I was right with which top seeds would make it through but got the lesser ranked players horribly wrong. I didn’t expect so many upsets, but it has made the tournament more interesting. Shining the spotlight on guys like Phillip Kolhscrieber and Leonardo Mayer, who would normally be out by the quarter-finals.
The four lower seeds, are at a distinct disadvantage. Only one had made the quarter-finals before (and that was eight years ago.) Tsonga, Federer, Djokovic, and Murray have all gone deep in the draw, many times. Their supperior in weaponry, versatility, and experience. Honestly, I can’t see the lower seeds having much of a chance against them. Even with some astonishing upsets, I expect the remaining top seeds will make it through this round without too much difficulty.