Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wimbledon roundup..

Here we are again, it is Wimbledon time it is grass time!
Wimbledon announced its seeding on Wednesday, main draw will be announced on Friday and real action starts from Monday.

Though I didn’t understand how come a 12 time Grand Slam winner could not find a place in top four. If the rule needs a tweaking it should be tweaked to make the game more interesting. It off course doesn’t affect Nadal or anyone who plays any player in Quarter or Semifinal because one should be able to beat anyone participating in the tournament to finally lift the coveted trophy but it does affect the spectators. Nobody will want a dead rubber in the finals. Had Rafa and Novak played in French Open finals rather than Semifinals wouldn’t it have made a better viewing for all the sports lovers? As we say that at the end of the day every sports person plays for their fans and spectators.

Also if Wimbledon doesn’t follow the ATP ranking for its seeding why did they seed David Ferrer above Nadal when the latter destroyed the former in straight sets just a couple of days back. Ok, that Nadal got ousted in the second round last year by a 100th ranked player but hasn’t he already won 2 trophies here and a very handsome 43-2 record (9 out of 9 finals with 7 titles) this year after his 7 months injury lay off and also has winning record against all top four Novak, Roger, Andy and David.

In the French Open as well where he had 7 trophies (Prior to Rollan Garros’13) didn’t get any favor so he had to win Rome and also had to beat Ferrer in QF which he did by his own to get seeded ahead of him in French Open.

So all said and done about seeding, who is it going to be this time to kiss the Wimbledon trophy? Will it going to be the world no 1 or the defending champion or home favorite boy or lucky 13 for indomitable Nadal?

Action begins on 24th, so let’s sit back and enjoy the tennis in coming 2 weeks.


bidisha biswas said...

If Rafael Nadal is going to win Wimbledon for a
third time, he'll have to do it the hard way
Fresh from winning his eighth French Open, Nadal
is seeded only No. 5 at Wimbledon -- setting up
the possibility of a quarterfinal match against title
contenders Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or Andy

Anil Anuragi said...

Well yeah he has to beat best of best to lift his 3rd Wimbledon trophy. Btw draw is already out. Potential matches for Rafa: R1: Steve Darcis, QF: Roger, SF: Murray and Final: Djoko! Tough, very tough for the Spaniard and add on to the misery, he hasn't played a single match on grass since his second round exit in last year Wimbledon! But believe in Rafa Vamozz!