By Joe, http://www.Bettingexpert.com
The Wimbledon 2009 Men tournament gets underway on Monday the 22nd of June at SW19. For those of you who are lucky enough to have secured tickets for this event, then you are in for a titanic battle this year’s edition of Men’s Wimbledon.
Let’s look a bit of the history of Wimbledon. Last year, Rafael Nadal won his first Wimbledon by beating Roger Federer after 8 hours of play. The previous years, Roger Federer has won this competition 5 times in a roll. So looking through the statistic, it would be fair to say that Federer has dominated this event. Nadal will be the first champion not to defend his SW19 crown since Croatia’s Goran Ivanisevic skipped the event in 2002.
For the Title:
World number 2, Roger Federer is by far the person to beat as he is a grass court specialist who also recently won the French Open. Five-time champion Roger Federer will open against Yen-Hsun Lu. He could face Novak Djokovic (4th in the World) in the later stages of Wimbledon.
World number 3, Andy Murray will not be concerned on who stands between him and Wimbledon glory. With Nadal’s absence, Murray knows that it is only one step closer to his dream of stepping out to Center Court of the Men’s Final. He is in top form as he won the Queen’s tournament a week ago and now he sets his eyes on the Wimbledon. Murray is drawn to play Robert Kendrick in the 1st Round. The potential threats for Murray will be Fernando Gonzalez, James Blake and Stanislas Wawrinka in his section.
World number 5, Argentinean Del Potro could surprise a few people at Wimbledon. He will be stepping into Nadal’s slot and face Arnaud Clement in the first round.
Andy Roddick, World number 6, has an outside chance to win this tournament. Roddick has won this event twice before so it will be hard to discount him. He will face Jeremy Chardy of France in the first round.
Other long shots:
The twelfth seeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia will open with British Daniel Evans. Another British contingency, James Ward will play seventh seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain. Watch out for the French Gilies Simon, Ace hitter Ivo Karlovic and Llyeton Hewitt as they could go far.
Marcos Baghdatis and Gael Monfils have withdrawn from Wimbledon due to injuries.
Federer looks likely the obvious winner at Wimbledon. The threat will come from Murray now since Nadal has pulled out from the tournament. Roger Federer is looking for a 14th grand slam record and his sixth Wimbledon triumph. Murray seems to be the man to derail Federer but they will only meet in the finals. Murray could be heading for his first Wimbledon final as he will concentrate on how to beat the favorites for the title, Roger Federer.
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