There are players at the tournament who dare to look up and dream. Some obvious one is Andy Murray who teamed up with Ivan Lendl once again and we all knew what happened last time when Ivan came into Murray’s camp . He won the WIMBLEDON! So I believe he definitively can do it this year too .
We also have a calm and emotionless Canadian player Milos Raonic. This 6’5” tall guy ,currently ranked as number 7 steered up a lot of attention lately thanks to a ” bad guy” called John McEnroe the one and only ”you cannot be serious” tennis legend, who become Raonic’s part – time consulting coach. I think Raonic can seriously grab the title this year too.
Then we have twenty two years old Austrian player Dominic Thiem currently ranked as number 8 who is quickly becoming a household name . We will be seeing this young guy at the top probably by the end of this year. That is a calculated prediction . Seeing him playing this year , his talent , work ethic and his mind can take him right at the top five. Why not knock out everybody and win Wimbledon next week then?
I have a soft spot for the upcoming young stars and apart from Thiem there is also the nineteen years old German Alexander Zverev. He may need some more time yet , but surely there is his undeniable talent , hunger and mind set that will get him the place on the top five players in the world very soon.
Nick Kyrgios hugely talented twenty one years old Australian who have the potential to win grand slams but need to mature first. At the moment his mind is not what can give him consistent results that he surely wants and is capable of.
Dominic Thiem vs David Goffin
Great match to look forward to.Hopefully the weather will behave
and we will be able to enjoy these two players magic play. At the moment I would vote for Dominic Thiem to win . He looks stronger of the two on the clay, which seems to be his favourite surface . Goffin however won’t give you any cheap points and won’t do many unforced errors. We may see some nice long rallies where patience may prove to be important .
So many great young players that can surprise. Sad to see Federer withdrawing ,but excited what players like Thiem , Zverev and Kyrgios will shows us over the next two weeks. I think at least one of them will surprise us . All three of them have the star quality all three of them need more experience ,but Thiem have played fantastically over the last few months winning three tournaments . He seemed to be the most focused of the three of them . Kyrgios although a great talent, his head needs to learn to stay cool and collected . He needs to mature . Zverev , well this guy is the youngest one but comparing to Kyrgios he is coming across far more mature and is just amazing to watch him play. He is clever , not only knowing in theory how to play the points but also managing to execute it thanks to his tremendous talent . Plus also proved himself under pressure when serving out the set or the match which is predicting the champion quality .
It seems that we could have the repeat of Madrid’s final in Italy . Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.Will it be a three setter again? Although Andy seems to by playing well , I still feel Djokovic has more of a chance on clay against Murray. However, both of them have to first win over their semifinal rivals . Both , Nishikori and Pouille have been playing a great tennis , Pouille escaping the Quarter – finals and going strait to semis well rested .
It seems my prediction was wrong this time , Djokovic was not playing to his best and it seemed also that he got distracted by the weather too. All credit to Andy tough who played well and won in two sets 6/3;6/3