Wimbledon Men’s Draw Preview: Djokovic With Federer, Raonic, Nishikori; Murray Looks Good
by Sean Randall | June 24th, 2016, 7:35 am

With the backdrop of a historic day in the UK, the Wimbledon draw was released a short while ago. All eyes are on top seed and 2-time defending champion Novak Djokovic who continues his march toward a Calendar Slam. Former champion Andy Murray is always in the spotlight in his home event and what do we make of aging Roger Federer’s chances for an 8th Wimbledon title? The draw says:

Novak Djokovic Quarter
Awaiting Novak is a pair of Brits early on – James Ward then Kyle Edmund – before a semi-tricky test with Sam Querrey or Lukas Rosol. Maybe Phil Kohlschreiber in the fourth round before Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals. Raonic will have either Kevin Anderson or David Goffin to deal with in the fourth, otherwise there’s not much worry for the Canadian before Monday. Novak maybe drops a set, maybe two (to Querrey and Kohlschreiber), but I don’t see anyone major roadblock. And I don’t think Raonic poses a major threat, either.
The pick: Djokovic

Roger Federer Quarter
Throw out what’s happened thus far this season because this is Federer’s best Slam. His best chance. The 7-time champ hasn’t won here since 2012 but he’s made the finals the last two years and I think he gets to the last weekend once again. I know he’s been injured and hasn’t won any big titles, but in best-of-5 on his favorite court he’s going to be a tough out – though he’s more vulnerable than ever. And there’s not a lot of danger in his section. Alex Dolgopolov? Maybe Gael Monfils in the fourth round? Marin Cilic or Kei Nishikori in the quarters (if they get there)? Cilic and Nishikori will have to deal with Karlovic who is in there and Kei opens against another big server in Groth. So in the end I think Federer gets through Cilic to book another trip to the semifinals.
The pick: Federer

Stan Wawrinka Quarter
The most wide open section includes Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych, Dominic Thiem, Alex Zverev, Bernard Tomic and Juan Martin Del Potro. And it’s filled with questions. Stan’s had his struggles and grass isn’t his best surface. Berdych is a former finalist, but we haven’t heard much from the Czech of late. Is Zverev too young? Can Thiem adapt on the grass? Tomic might not make it past Fernando Verdasco in the first round. And does Delpo really have a run left in him? Of the group, I think it comes down to the Wawrinka/Delpo winner and Thiem/Zverev. Oh to heck with it, I’ll go with the teen Zverev to take advantage and make the break through! It’s gotta happen, so why not now? And the kid just beat Roger.
The pick: Zverev

Andy Murray Quarter
At first glance, it’s maybe the easiest quarter with just Murray having any sort of Grand Slam pedigree. But Richard Gasquet, John Isner, Viktor Troicki, JW Tsonga, Nick Kyrgios and Feliciano Lopez are all in there. Plus, Isner faces former Wimbledon semifinalist Marcos Baghdatis and Kyrgios collides with Radek Stepanek. But when the dust settles, in two tough wins I think Murray beats Kyrgios then takes out Gasquet in the quarters.
The pick: Murray

Djokovic d Federer: Playing in SF maybe helps Roger, but it won’t matter much in the end.
Murray d Zverev: Experience over youth here.

Djokovic d Murray: Yawn! Novak is just on too much of a roll against his friend. But this is Murray’s best chance.

Overall, top half is much stronger than the bottom with Djokovic, Federer, Raonic, Nishikori. And there are so many questionable players right now. Outside of Djokovic and Murray, can you put much faith in Wawrinka, Berdych, Nishikori, Tsonga, Gasquet or even Delpo and Raonic?

So this is really a 2-man tournament between Djokovic and Murray. Maybe someone can shake that up, but right now I don’t see it. And Novak moves closer to history…

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88 Comments for Wimbledon Men’s Draw Preview: Djokovic With Federer, Raonic, Nishikori; Murray Looks Good

Daniel Says:

If you take in that Kei hasn’t played a warm up and was injured and is not a batural on grass Vederer got a pretty good draw to semis. Hos first 2 rounds seems easy and than Dolgo, Simon or Cilic / Kei QF.

Djoko has Qard firt round and Rainico QF, But ot many dangerous players.

Dave Says:

Djokovic has the hardest draw to the Semi-Finals by far out of Him, Murray and Federer. Edmund just took Murray to 3 sets. Djokovic always struggles against Goffin. I haven’t actually seen one match where he hasn’t struggled against him. So he better hope Raonic wins that match. Rosol is tricky at Wimbledon. Djokovic struggles against Belluci. There are so many hard hitters in his section. The only part of the draw that is easy is getting Ferrer in the 4th round. Djokovic will be the most vulnerable to an upset than losing to Federer in the semi’s. Don’t see that happening. Poor Thiem has the nightmare draw. That is like the draw of death. So many good players. Who knows who will win in that section. Thiem has to play the player that just beat him in Mayer in the FIRST ROUND. OUCH.

Federer does struggle to deal with the power of Monfils. But I am not sure how good Monfils is on grass. Murray has an easy first 3 rounds. Kyrgios isn’t ready to beat Murray yet. He will take a set off of him though.

Anki Says:

Nole has got the toughest draw, predictably. So many dangerous grass court players in his half. His SF is the easiest if he meets Roger. But a hard path to the SF. Raonic can take him out in the QF. Worse possible opponent one could face in QF is Raonic and Novak gets him. Damn. Federer got the easiest draw followed by Murray. Oh and Kyrgios has got a tough draw too

Ronn Says:

For once I think this draw is fair to all the players but I do think that Murray has an ever so slightly tougher draw than the other top players. Nothing he can’t handle, though…

jalep Says:

This Wimbledon is Novak’s. Feels like he’s on a roll and energized by what’s ahead this summer.
Nole v Murray final.
I love the match-up potentials in Stan’s quarter. I’ll be cheering for Team Thiem but unsure who makes it.

Not entirely confident that Federer makes the quarterfinal.

Can’t wait to pick the dang Brackets!!

Glad you are IN the WTA bracket, Dave โ˜บ It’ll be fun!

Vami Says:

Rigged. Again.

Giles Says:

Ding dang cockadoodledoo, another cake walk draw for joker.
When oh when will this fiasco end?

Anki Says:

Mahut a possible R4 match up for Novak, oh my, ridiculous how Murray and Federer gets easy draws when compared to Novak

Anki Says:

@Giles Cakewalk?? Yeah all good early round tricky grass court players like Edmund, Querrey, Mahut, Rosol when he bothers, and to top it off Raonic are all in his quarter. Cakewalk – Murray or Roger.

jalep Says:

lol Giles. Any draw looks easy for him, IMO, because he’s simply that good – in his own league. Even if he has a shaky match he gets through it and has picked up so much experience in all situations that he knows what to do. As long as he’s healthy, this is his time. He’s rolling in confidence.

I would have been content with him winning the FO and Olympic Gold as he originally set his goals for this year. But now Rafa’s GS count is within reach this summer!! That’s gotta light a fire under him. He’ll just need one more year — might as well make it a Calendar Slam 2017 too if at all possible – even 3 in 2017 ties Federer. He’ll only be 30! That leaves at least a couple more years to accumulate everything in sight. I think 20 GS is a low-ball figure. We’re talking dominance of the sport as never seen before. Takes my breath away — no more words.

RZ Says:

Here is the link for our racquet bracket: http://www.tourneytopia.com/RacquetBracketWimbledonATP/TennisXersWimbledon2016

2 days and 19 hours (and counting down) to enter!

RZ Says:

@Jalep – I’ll post a link to your WTA bracket on my ATP one.

Giles Says:

Hey jalep. You make it all sound so easy for joker but all it needs is one player to spoil the party and boom, there goes his dreams .
It can happen, it will happen, the question is when?
You know the expression ” Don’t count your chickens …. ”
Hope you enjoy Wimby.

jalep Says:

Okay, good thinkin’ linkin’! So psyched for this, RZ! WTA especially and I know how to slaughter a good bracket too! LOL.

Is there anything I can do for you? Happy to be your assistant :D

RZ Says:

Thanks Jalep – feel free to post a link on your site but no need to do anything.

Saw that poor Laura Robson once again got a tough draw with her wild card – she plays Kerber in the first round. 3 years ago I would have expected her to pull off the upset. Now I doubt she’ll win a set. :-(

jalep Says:

I haven’t had time to look at the WTA draw. Dang, that’s too bad for Laura. Yeah, doubt she’s ready to take on Kerber.

Sure I’ll link our ATP game. Let the games begin!

Come on friends and foes alike – jump in the Pools ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ„๐ŸŽพ

django Says:

Sacre bleu!!

jalep Says:

WTA BRACKET FUN. Congrats again to Nikola picking Garbine Muguruza and winning the French Open!

Who will win Wimbledon? Kvitova? Serena? Garbine? Konta? Gosh Jo Konta is on fire at Eastbourne: Karolina Pliskova, Dominika Cibulkova, and Monica Puig, too.

Hai Simona!

Daniel Says:

When is the deadline for the bracket RZ? I pre rehistered yeasterday. Will only have time at night to fill.

jalep Says:

Daniel – plenty of time left:
Entries will be accepted until Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:30:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.

You’ll be in this time? Oh No…no chance of me winning again ๐Ÿ˜„

Dave Says:

I submitted my picks to both brackets. The womens is an absolute mess. No chance of getting in the top 4 there. But it will be fun.

RZ Says:

@Daniel – the deadline is right before the tournament begins. So from now you have about 2 1/2 days.

RZ Says:

@Dave – you would have to contend with me for the bottom spot. I did okay last time on the men’s but usually I’m near the bottom.

Willow Says:

Jalep /RZ Done both of your brackets, with slight differences in each, except for the obvious where common sense prevailed, i just hope everyones still speaking to me after what i said regarding the EU :(( ….

ABerg Says:

SF1: Djokovic d. Cilic
SF2: Kyrgios d. Zverev
F: Djokovic d. Kyrgios

I have proven track record of making correct picks. I was in top 90% for RG.

jalep Says:

Oh, I hope you joined RZ’s bracket, ABerg!

Willow, whether I agree with you or not doesn’t matter. We all have the right to our opinions. My dear boyfriend is voting for Trump! Aaack! But we’ve never vote for the same candidates. And I’m not happy with either choice for president but I’ll not vote for Trump! This country is going to hell in a hand-basket no matter who gets elected. Trump will just get us to there (hell) faster.

Willow Says:

Thankyou Jalep, its the reason why when i make a decision i dont like to force the issue on other people, as its shaky ground especially when it comes to anything political ….

jalep Says:

True, Giles. That can happen.
Maybe it’s just that I already got what I wanted –FO trophy. Now I’m feeling happy and ready for the next battle. If he loses it’s not a disaster. There’s still Olympics, USO, Cincy…and several years to come. Oops, not what you want to hear but as you say, I could of course be wrong. I’m missing Rafa in the draw, btw. We need him back!


jalep Says:

Happy you are IN Dave.

Can’t wait to see everyone’s WTA draws.

Karolina Pliskova is in fantastic form!(as is Jo Konta). Eastbourne final: Dominika vs Pliskova — owee I like it.

Zeke Says:

Hi, I’ve been a lurker to this site since early this year. I’m a huge Djoker fan and have been even before he was #1.

I do think Djoker has a tough draw. I can see him being taken out by Raonic who, IMO, has the grass court game to make it to the finals.

Can Raonic beat Murray in the finals? I think so. He just needs to be far more aggressive than he was at Queens.

Baa Says:

Yeah, but if Novak wins all events, it is never good enough for fedal fans.
Fedal fans don’t care that he had tough matches since 2004, especially when he struggled physically and received hatred.

Contrary to what fedal fans say, no one cared about what losers said about novak until the last 2 years when novak was treated like a guy who was far behind fedal in success levels and that he didn’t understand what was going on in the atp & wta. Chris Evert thinks novak is set in his ways because he’s Serbian. She’s not even thinking about women and their salary, compared to men.

Fedal were very lucky cuz their individual matches were way more praised than novak’s. Novak doesn’t play pat-a-cake and dance ballet in a Roddick match in 2002-2007.
Novak is just too respectable and unpretentious.
That just angers the silver spoon players and “gloryhunters”.
He usually never acts condescending and hateful except when slime Fedal fanatics & Roddick beg for love for insults against Novak.

Giles Says:

Here you go, Tom Perrotta has worked out the demise of joker! Lol

Daniel Says:

I feel Dioko is due for a small dip, just enough for Andy to take advantage.

If Andy can take sets off Djoko last matches on clay, including the first in RG he should do better at Wimbledon. Breaks doesn’t happen much and his serve is more of a weapon. Somehow I think he takes this Wimbledon. Final #3 straight for them.

Hannah Says:

Why do most Nole fans claim that Murray always has an easy draw and/or fixed?? It’s as though they just can’t man-up and accept that other players sometimes win! I think this years’ Wimbledon draw is fair on all the top players and even. Murray’s had his share of nasty draws and at least this one gives him a fighting chance. GO ANDY!

emilia Says:

Will the Final be Brexit?

J-Kath Says:


You are my new friend.

Scotland didn’t Brexit. Will that be enuf for Andy to win the final…..maybe, maybe, Yes (I hope).

Okiegal Says:

@JK…….Thanks…..I am getting the picture…….As you can tell, I know nothing about politics in other countries….it is hard enough to keep up with goings on in the U.S. of A……lol

BBB Says:

I’m not much for comparing draws, but in any event, I’m not sure an “easy” draw is of much benefit anyway. Most of the time, a major champion has had a nail-biter along the way, and it steels him when things get rough during the latter stages.

Dave Says:


I disagree. Nole was fighting his nerves bigtime in the first set at the French Open. He was facing way more pressure than he will be facing at Wimbledon, having already won it 3 times. So taking that first set doesn’t mean much to me as far as the Wimbledon match would go.

jalep Says:

I can’t believe I’m taking Federer to the SF. It’s either that or have Dolgopolov take him out -has the Dog beat Federer before? mmmm not sure. Monfils? is questionable. Simon? nah not on grass.

And Kei will be shot if he makes it that far – Fed will have a good chance of beating Kei. Maybe Cilic. Muller will be over-played. Ah well, not comfortable with it but I’ll probably leave him there. It would be a great result for Federer to make the SF. It’s a potentially good draw for him.

Daniel Says:



I was having same problems picking this draw as well,could;t see anybody beating Fed and there he is in semis again. Was thinking maybe is time to bet in a Djoko upset, but just couldn’t pick anybody beating him other than “maybe” Andy in finals, can’t see Fed doing wither in semis, so again I have an Noleandy final, but this time taking chances against the odds. Was pretty right this year, picking Novak in both AO and RG, and also would pick him again for USO.

Dave, will see.

I just think somehow the RG win has to affect him in some way. Almost like in the back of his mind if he were to face Andy again in finals (even with the Lendl controversy), is a match that is not much do or die for him, almost like a “losable” Grand Slam match (If there is ever one of those). Like to not beat Murray 3 straight finals in a year. In the big picture, this is where he can afford to lose, even with the Calendar Slam / Golden Slam at stake. It would diminish further pressure going into USO and next year’s AO, without a Slam streak.

Head still says he wins, but I’ll take a bet and go with the RG effect affecting him.

Ronn Says:

Picking Zverev to reach the semis? Hahahahaha…yeah right…

James Says:

Old man Fed has a soft draw – finally. He may lose to anyone right now, but has a good chance of making the semi. If he does that, he would have won 5 more matches, so he COULD give Djokovic a tough one. Just depends on the form on that day, who is clicking and who is not. Better to play djoke in the semi rather than the final.

Would love to see Thiem win wimbledon. Or Zverev to beat Murray. Or Raonic to beat Djokovic. SOMETHING, SOMETHING to make it interesting. Its boring now. Or Delpo making a deep run. Pure game wise Delpo can still blow anyone off the court.

jalep Says:

Ricky Dimon’s draw analysis in case anyone is interested:


Excerpt about Federer:
Possible surprises โ€” If Federer is less than 100 percent, Monfils or Dolgopolov could steal a quarterfinal spot. But the surprises are more likely to take place on the other side of this section. Nishikori has never been a factor on grass and Cilic, even though he turned in a recent runner-up performance at Queenโ€™s Club, has been unreliable at best since winning the 2014 U.S. Open. It would not be unrealistic to expect an unseeded Wimbledon quarterfinalist in this spot, and it could be Muller.

Could be Muller!? Gosh it’s confusing…

Nikola Says:

Jalep how can i delete 1 entry. Have same 2 with same picks… I don’t know how did do that.

jalep Says:

Hi Nikola! Glad you are in again! I’ll check into it and post a message to you on the bracket — WTA Bracket. I’ve done that before and can’t remember – I suspect it stays that way. Oops.

Nikola Says:

Ok. Thank you for the info

Humble Rafa Says:

Uncle Toni updated me this morning on world affairs. Apprarently, there are only 3 vowels now in the English Language – A, I and O. EU is no longer a part of vowels.

I am grateful for this change. It simplifies my learning plan.

sisay Says:

Anyone noticed wawas grandslam winning pattern?
2014 won the 1st gs of the year
2015 wom the 2nd gs
now in 2016 we are on the 3rd gs of the year and its wawas slam to lose…no joke. And if it is not stan i thought it will be nole but but but SEAN ALREADY JINXED HIM…OOHHH

jane Says:

obviously i don’t know if stan will do well at wimbledon, but i do think he has been poised for a break-through at wimbledon/ on grass the last 2 years: in 2014, he faced off in the quarters vs fed, and he was almost 2 sets ahead but for a wee blip in the second set tiebreak. had he won that second set, he may very well have won the match. that was a very close 4 setter! and then last year in 2015, he was just “inched” out in the quarters versus a very game and newly strong gasquet – that was a marathon 5-setter. so as for how far he goes this year, it remains to be seen. but i think he has more potential on grass than he is sometimes given credit for.

Dave Says:


I often felt the same about that match vs Federer in 2014. I actually thought Stan was outplaying Federer and actually was having health issues after that. His power went down in the 3rd and 4th sets and so did his energy levels. I think the announcers mentioned it during the match. Federer could have easily lost that match.

jane Says:

yes dave,and then fed had milos in the semis that year, and milos looked quite “green” out there, a little nervous perhaps. i think last year novak might’ve caught a break when gasquet beat stan in the quarters. i think stan might’ve been a tougher semi for him, even though gasquet was playing well. but gasquet rarely gets big wins, let alone two in a row. hey i just realized murray has stan and gasquet in his half again, same as at FO.

Dave Says:

Yep. Wawrinka would have been much more difficult for Djokovic. I was super relieved when Stan lost. I can’t even remember the last time a match between Wawrinka vs Djokovic went less than 5 sets in a major.

jane Says:

i can remember, but i don’t like to. ;)

Dave Says:

Me neither. Stan isn’t scared of Novak at all in majors. I just looked it up. Wawrinka beat Djokovic in 4 sets at the French Open last year. Before that, they played 4 matches in a row that went 5 sets at majors.

Dave Says:

They also had a 5 set match in Davis Cup as well. 5 matches of 5 sets together. Wow. Not many players have had that many 5 set matches head to head.

Dave Says:

Federer vs Djokovic only had 3 matches that went 5 sets. Djokovic vs Nadal only had 2 matches that went 5 sets. Murray vs Djokovic had 3 matches that went 5 sets. Murray vs Nadal only had 1 match that went 5 sets. Murray vs Federer only had 1 5 set match. Federer and Nadal played 5 matches that went 5 sets.

James Says:

Djokovic probably has the best 5th set record of these, and perhaps ever (Borg had a great record too). Nadal also has a good 5th set record. Anyone has stats on those?

Dave Says:

Djokovic is 27 and 8 in 5 set matches. 0.771 winning percentage

Federer is 23 and 19 in 5 set matches. 0.548 winning percentage

Nadal is 17 and 7 in 5 set matches. 0.708 winning percentage

Murray is 22 and 7 in 5 set matches. 0.759 winning percentage

Dave Says:

Djokovic is 146-50 in deciding sets (3 or 5 set matches) 0.745

Federer is 195-110 in deciding sets (3 or 5 set matches) 0.639

Nadal is 139-62 in deciding sets (3 or 5 set matches) 0.692

Murray is 137-59 in deciding sets (3 or 5 set matches) 0.699

Dave Says:

Bjorn Borg was 24-6 in 5 set matches. 0.800

Bjorn Borg was 119-41 in deciding sets(3 or 5 set matches) 0.744

So Borg and Djokovic are very close in both categories.

Wog Boy Says:

Thanks for the stats Dave, I knew about five sets one but didn’t know overall one and we were told not long ago that Nole is choker, well I guess everyone would like to be “choker” having the same stats as Nole.

Interesting stats for “the GOAT”, by far the worst comparing big 4, not quite goatish, no?

Wog Boy Says:

Borg’s stats are with asterisk, he retired (chickened out) ones he started to lose to JMac.

Willow Says:

Stan v Delpo possible second round match, thats a juicy one, ive seen nothing to suggest that Delpo will be a factor anywhere at the moment, so i would pick Stan ….

James Says:

Fed would also have Borg-like stats on this on had he chickened out after the 2008 wimbledon loss against Nadal (he was almost the same age as Borg when he left).

The other three – Nadal, Djoke and Murray – they are benefitting in their “elder” years now from a lack of great younger players.

Still, Fed’s deciding set record is not that great…..

jalep Says:

Willow. I went with Stan over Delpo, regrettably. Don’t think over 5 sets Delpo has it, though he’s improving. Stan would need to have an off day…which of course is possible.

jalep Says:

Also Willow, I use this:
Not that I always agree with the odds but in general it helps for the first round. I wouldn’t copy them wholesale, especially when it comes to WTA! And I go by recent activity, ytd w/l record, h2h, grass stats.

There’s still so many unknown variables and luck! Good Luck!

chrisford1 Says:

Good stats to know, Dave, as fans of each of the Top 4 debate their record.

Dave Says:

It’s interesting to know the stats for sure. In Federer’s defence, he has always been very consistent at getting into a groove and winning in straight sets. I think he has been better than most at winning in straight sets. He hasn’t been that great when there has been a lot of resistence by the other player. It’s not that he crumbles, he just doesn’t seem to have that extra gear in the final set the way some of the others seem to have.

Willow Says:

Jalep i hate to be a pessimist, but i think 2009, was actually a one off for Delpo, i doubt we will ever see that again, sadly i believe hes closer to retirement than he is from top 10 tennis, hes certainly a million miles away from challenging for top titles now, my two cents ….

jalep Says:

Yes, agree. Having said that, may he prove us all wrong and take out Stan in the 1st round Wimby. Vamos Delpo!

jalep Says:

Oops, I mean 2nd round.

Willow Says:

Yeah agree although i like Stan i will still pull for Delpo, i just dont get the hype of people still predicting big things for the guy ….

Willow Says:

Jalep thanks for the link ;-)) ….

RZ Says:

Reminder – only about 14 hours left to join the Tennis-X racquet bracket. The link is http://www.tourneytopia.com/RacquetBracketWimbledonATP/TennisXersWimbledon2016/default.aspx

Everyone is welcome. After you join, please leave a comment letting us know who you are (unless you are using the moniker as on Tennis-X).

Dave Says:

RZ and Jalep,

Did my bracket predictions actually get submitted? I just want to make sure they did. Thanks.

jalep Says:

Dave after you submit your picks leave me a message – like hi this is Dave!
I don’t see a Dave on the list right now. Did you use a different name?

And I figured out how to check and delete extra brackets – as a manager should know :) Nikola has only one bracket. Someone by the name of Welsh Witch has 2 brackets…hahahaha

jalep Says:

Also Dave, if you entered the main WTA Wimbledon bracket and have an Entry ID to give me, I can get you in.

jalep Says:

Dave Congratulations. I see you made it!

jalep Says:


Oops I see you are a ‘user’ but it says 0 entries. There should be at least 1 entry.
After you picked did you save picks and submit?


Dave Says:


I just re-entered my pics. My entry ID is 570992. Let me know if they went through this time.

RZ Says:

Hi Dave – yes your picks were submitted. Thanks!

RZ Says:

@Dave – Just checked and site and your name is showing up with 1 entry, so it looks like all is good.

Dave Says:

Okay great. Thanks a lot RZ. This should be fun. The hardest opening match to predict was Tomic vs Verdasco. I picked Verdasco to pull off the upset.

RZ Says:

@Dave – me too! Hopefully Verdasco will pull through.

jalep Says:

You are on the WTA wild ride ๐Ÿ‘
I picked and re-arranged and put them back where I had them in the first place. And it doesn’t feel right.

It’s tempting to have Sloane Stephens beat Serena.

Verdasco’s my pick too — I have him beating Tomic and Albot but losing to RBA.

jalep Says:

^^ to Dave

Dave Says:

Yay. I made it. Right on. I changed my picks this time. I have a soft spot for Garcia from France. The first time I had her make the finals by beating Serena. This time I have her losing to Serena in the Semi-Finals. Garcia has been playing so well and is getting better and better. Her confidence is so high. It’s tough to pick against her. I don’t know much about WTA though.

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