ATP Picks: Wimbledon

Several story lines surrounding the big 3 of course, with Nadal, Djokovic and Federer all looking to be number 1.

The draw is fun with several great looking 1st rounds ties including Tsonga vs. Hewitt, Stahovsky vs. Stepanek, Nalbandian vs. Tipsarevic, Murray vs. Davydenko and a fun looking Dolgopolov vs. Bogomolov.

Roddick will have some more confidence after picking up a grass court title and we will hopefully see Nalbandian on best behavior after his Queens debacle.

Let’s break it down:

Level: Grand Slam

Surface: Grass

Defending Champion:
Novak Djokovic – Pressure on the number 1 to perform.

Nasty Floater: Sam Querry – Finding form and could put the scare on everybody.

Veteran Watch:
Lleyton ‘Rusty’ Hewitt – Must conjure memories of 2002 if he is to overcome Tsonga in round 1

Up and Coming: Oliver Golding – Young Brit could win his round 1 against Andreev and get some excitement going.

Slumping: Andy Murray – Barely time on the grass to get going and gets a bad draw. Hard times.

On Fire: Tommy ‘Gun’ Haas – Tough opener against PK but could stay on grass court roll.

My pick: Milos Raonic – Taking a flyer on Baby Face this year if he stays fit and the big 3 falter.

Did You Know? If Federer wins the title, he returns to number 1 and ties Sampras’ record of weeks at the top.

Watch: Wimbledon Uncovered


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