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Friday, June 21, 2013

Wimbledon 2013 Draw - Main Contenders



Wimbledon draw is out and speculation about the luck factor is over. The backboard teams have gone into strategy planning and bookies are busy in figuring out where to put their money.

Novak Djokovic is unlikely to lose to any of his opponents up to round four. Tomas Berdych is the main opponent before the semi-finals. Berdych will have to overcome Daniel Brands and remain steadfast if he faces Kevin Anderson or Bernard Tomic. He cannot take a spot in the quarter-finals for granted.

David Ferrer has the unpredictable Alexandr Dologopolov and big serving Milos Raonic in his quarter. Ferrer has beaten Raonic on all the four occasions they have met, but they are yet to face off on grass. Quarter-final opponent could be any one from Juan Martin Del Potro, Grigor Dimitrov or Kei Nishikori. He is not a sure shot for the semi-final spot.

It looks like Roger Federer – Rafael Nadal quarter-final unless John Isner serves out Nadal. After playing arguably the best final in 2008, they have not met on grass. Both are equal contenders for the semi-final spot with Nadal having slight edge.

Andy Murray can overcome all opponents up to the fourth round. His quarter-final candidate could be Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Marin Cilic provided Ernests Gulbis or David Goffin do not turn up in marauding mode.  

The possibility of an ex-champion taking away the honours is more than that of a new champion.

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