As I suggested, Federer had no problems disposing of Clement today, winning 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. This is exactly what was called for; a convincing victory over an opponent who really had nothing to hurt him. Since that huge scare in the first round agaisnt Falla, Federer has now steadily been increasing in confidence. That first round scare against was like an electrical shock to the heart that gave Federer a second life. He now looks comfortable and I am feeling very optimistic about his Wimby campaign once more. As I said, Clement just had nothing to bother him, and it was just a straight forward victory. I even found it hard to keep my eyes fixed to the screen. It felt like I was watching a practice match. Federer’s first serve was up at a healthy 65%, while his winners outnumbered his unforced errors 29-11.
Most importantly, there were no lapses. When it was time to close out a set or the match he did so without hesitation. So it does indeed look like Roger’s Wimby campaign is back on track after a shaky, but necessary start. He now faces Melzer, who had a four set win over Lopez. That’ a good win for Melzer, by I don’t see him bothering the GOAT too much. The two have never played before which makes Melzer a bit of an unknown factor. Melzer is a good all court player who does everything pretty well, yet he has nothing really big. Even though he is left-handed, I don’t think he has anything to really bother what could be the greatest grass court player ever. Berdych had a win today after being two sets to one down and now plays someone called Brands. A Federer/Berdych quarter final looks like a good probability.
Also in the top half of the draw, Djokovic, Roddick, and Hewitt all had wins. Hewitt and Djokovic both won in straight sets while Roddick had a tougher time of it against Kohschreiber. Hewitt and Djokovic now faces off in which should be an entertaining fourth round match. Roddick faces Lu, so he looks to be through to the quarters, where he will meet Hewitt or Djokovic. I’m hoping for a Hewitt win so we can see a rematch of last year’s quarter-final where Roddick was triumphant in a close five setter. I don’t see too many interesting matches for tomorrow. It looks likely that we will have a Tsonga/Murray and Nadal/Soderling quarter final in the bottom half of the draw. In other words my prediction for quarter-final matches looks as follows:
I’ll just stop with my predictions here. These are already some great match ups, and I don’t want to look too far ahead.
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