|2012 winner, Federer and runner up, Murray|
The Top Ten!
1. Novak Djokovic-will be looking to rebound from last year’s semi-final defeat, from eventually champion, Roger Federer.
2. Andy Murray-took the French Open off because of a nagging back injury, but at Wimbledon, we will see the return of the number two player in the world, Andy Murray. Hopefully Andy can hold it together and advance far, especially with an easier draw.
3. Roger Federer-last year’s champion will be looking to repeat and win his eighty Wimbledon Open! Anything less than a title would be disappointing, I presume.
4. David Ferrer-the speedy Spaniard will be looking to make his second straight finals and like Murray, he has a pretty favourable draw.
5. Rafael Nadal-can you call Rafa a dark horse, as the number five seed? Rafa did have a tough 2012 Wimbledon, as he bowed out to the 100th player in the world at that time, Lukas Rosol.
6. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga-has reached the semis of Wimbledon in each of the last two years (losing to Murray and Djokovic). Tsonga is still probably riding the high of beating the third ranked Federer at the French, but he quickly needs to refocus to the new task at hand.
7. Tomas Berdych-lost to Gulbis in the first round last year and do not be surprised, if he is challenged by the pesky Slovak, Klizan.
8. Juan Martin Del Porto-interesting to know, that Juan has never made it past the round of 16 at Wimbledon, but with a good draw, he may make it this year.
9. Richard Gasquet-as I have stated before, there is nothing flashy about Richard, he just gets it down, with no real flare in his game. He faces Granollers in the first round, which will be a good test for him.
10. Marin Cilic-has had a very good 2013, going 24-13, so far, but the real question is, can Cilic do it on the big stage? First round match versus Baghdatis, will be quite the test.
(16) Philipp Kohlschreiber-will see his first hurdle at Wimbledon in the third round, when he faces Raonic, if he beats Raonic, he will most likely face Ferrer in the round of 16 and then Del Potro in the quarters, which may be a winnable match up, depending on the kind of streak each player is on.
Early Match Up To Watch
Benjamin Becker/(3)Andy Murray-I am just curious to see how Murray will respond after a little bit of a layoff. If he does stumble, Becker may very well seize the opportunity.
(1) Djokovic vs. (27) Anderson
(16) Kohlschreiber vs. (8) Del Potro
(5) Nadal vs. (3) Federer
(6) Tsonga vs. (2) Murray
(1) Djokovic vs. (8) Del Potro
(5) Nadal vs. (6) Tsonga
(1) Djokovic vs. (5) Nadal
Ogi is a graduate of Humber College’s Sport Management program. He is the founder of Blago Blogger Sports.