Well, we have the real final in the semifinals: Djokovic vs. Nadal! Well, my pick is Nadal, even though he has dropped the first set in several of his matches. I won't be surprised if Djokovic comes through and wins it all. But I am leaning to Nadal for his creativity of shot and unflagging desire.
The other semi, howetown favorite Tsonga versus Ferrer, the workhorse grinder. Well, Tsonga may come out inspired by the French crowd urging him on. But I cannot count on him being consistent. He may come through and blast Ferrer off the court. But Ferrer is just too scrappy. I pick Ferrer on the red clay.
I pick Serena to defeat Errani for obvious reasons. The blistering groundies and the big serving will be enough to undo the kick serving Errani.
I also pick Azarenka to beat Sharapova based on her groundies being more suited to clay. I think Sharapova's serving strength will be nullified on clay.
Well, I wrote enough here, perhaps too much. But who are your picks and why?
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Nole over Rafa
Tsonga over David
Nole over Tsonga
Serena over Sara
Vika over Masha
Serena over Vika
But these picks are very hard - all are toss-ups except for Serena's match.
Well, I guess we are opposites on the men, and similar on the women. Fair game.
Boo hoo, I was wrong on Vika - but what if we didn't have the rain delay???
Serena over Masha
SPOILER ALERT: Azarenka loses to Sharapova. One of my picks bit the dust!