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Friday, July 13, 2012
Tennis Men’s Division – the Favorites
One of the most anticipated events in the 2012 London Olympics is tennis. With its unprecedented twists and unexpected turn of favors from the favorite contender to the underdog, there surely are a lot of things to witness.
Several names created a buzz in the tennis world. Famous athletes like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer , and Andy Murray are some of the early favorites due to the huge wins they amassed in their career.
Here are some of the most promising athletes in tennis men’s division.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) – A Grand Slam Finalist, former Top Five, and currently World No. 8, who had beaten Federer in Wimbledon the previous year
Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) – A US Open Champion, former No. 4, and currently World No. 9
Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) – Wimbledon Finalist and current World No. 7, a skillful player with a strong serve and forehand
John Isner (USA) – A big server with a 2011 Grass title, and currently the world’s No. 32, who never managed to get past the 2nd round at Wimbledon
Milos Raonic (Canada) – A young huge server and is currently the world’s No. 22
Andy Roddick (USA) – Former World No. 1 and current No. 27 with the will to compete with the best
Bernard Tomic (Australia) – Current World No. 28, a promising teenager in the world of tennis
David Ferrer (Spain) – Current No. 6, a persistent player who never quits
Andy Murray is the hometown favorite, leaving Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic more indomitable in landing the semifinals and getting the medal. Another player that would have challenged Federer for the semifinals is the very promising talented player Tomas Berdych (Czech), who is Wimbledon’s finalist in 2010. Seeing Berdych in a possible match against Murray, they could predict Murray’s win amidst cheers from fans. On the other hand, with Nadal’s impressive records, it is very likely that he win the Gold Medal.
Analysts prophesy the following: Gold: Nadal Silver: Djokovic Bronze: Murray