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Entries in quarters (5)

Saturday
May262012

Quarters Gives us "Big" Match on Men's Side at NCAA Tennis

Steve Johnson is looking for his 70th straight win and Alex Domijan of Virginia is looking to pull an upset.

These two big, strong players will take the court in what should be an interesting match with lots of winners being hit.

Domijan is tall and has a big game.  He will serve, he will crack forehands.  Johnson will try to do what he always does and just win.

Hot temps expected today in Athens and big hitting in this men's match.

Steve Johnson - USC 

Alex Domijan - Virginia

Tuesday
Jan242012

Australian Open Day 10: Match of the Day

Novak Djokovic vs. David Ferrer

The number one player in the world against the number one fighter on tour.

Ferrer posses all sorts of problems for most players.  Novak Djokovic hopes he doesn't have that many problems in this quarter-final match.

Djokovic holds a 6-5 carrer edge over the Spaniard, and won the last meeting at the World Tour Finals in November.  This court is playing slow, but I have to give the edge to Djokovic.

It won't be easy, it never is against a player like Ferrer.

Djokovic wins in 4 sets.

Monday
Jan232012

Australian Open Day 9: Match of the Day

Caroline Wozniacki vs. Kim Clijsters

A match I have been waiting for all last week.

Clijsters had to get a little lucky in the last round to beat Li Na, but how will her ankle be heading into this match where she will have to run and hit a ton of balls.

Surprisingly these two have only played two times in their career.  Clijsters has won both meetings, but they were both very close.

This time around, Wozniacki will be the fresher player.  I think that gives her the edge to take the match in two very long and tough sets.

Wednesday
Sep072011

U.S. Open Match to Watch: Day 11

Hard to pick just one match, but how about the entire schedules from Ashe, Armstrong, the Grandstand and Courts 11 and 17.

Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Start Time

1. Men’s Singles – 4th Round

Gilles Muller (LUX) v. Rafael Nadal (ESP)[2]

Not Before:1:00 PM To Finish 3-0

2. Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals

Serena Williams (USA)[28] v. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)[17]

3. Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic (SRB)[1] v. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)[20]

 

Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM Start Time

1. Men’s Singles – Quarterfinals

Roger Federer (SUI)[3] v. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)[11]

 

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM Start Time

1. Men’s Singles – 4th Round

Andy Roddick (ESP)[5] v. David Ferrer (USA)[21]

Not Before:1:00 PM To Finish 3-1

2. Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)[1] v. Andrea Petkovic (GER)[10]

3. Women’s Doubles – Quarterfinals

Iveta Benesova (CZE)[9] v. Liezel Huber (USA)[4]

Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)[9] Lisa Raymond (USA)[4]

 

Grandstand 11:00 AM Start Time

1. Men’s Singles – 4th Round

Donald Young (USA) v. Andy Murray (GBR)[4]

Not Before:1:00 PM To Finish 2-1

2. Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals

Samantha Stosur (AUS)[9] v. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)[2]

3. Mixed Doubles – Semifinals

Melanie Oudin (USA) v. Elena Vesnina (RUS)[7]

Jack Sock (USA) Leander Paes (IND)[7]

Court 17 11:00 AM Start Time

1. Men’s Singles – 4th Round

John Isner (USA)[28] v. Gilles Simon (FRA)[12]

Not Before:1:00 PM

2. Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals

Angelique Kerber (GER) v. Flavia Pennetta (ITA)[26]

3. Men’s Doubles – Quarterfinals

Rohan Bopanna (IND)[5] v. Colin Fleming (GBR)

Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK)[5] Ross Hutchins (GBR)

 

All this is of course, weather permitting.

Monday
Jun272011

Wimbledon Day 9 Match of the Day: Kvitova vs. Pironkova

We have reached the quarter-finals of the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. 

Monday was almost too much action for one to take.  Will things settle down on Tuesday?  I don't think so, and pay special attention to the Petra Kvitova and Tsvetana Pironkova because the 2011 Ladies Champion could come out of this match.

Both scored impressive wins on Monday and I'm not expecting anything less than a three-setter complete with tiebreakers and great shot making.

Prediction:  Kvitova in 3 sets.