Monday, January 21, 2008

Aussie Aussie Aussie


It's been an outstanding week of Tennis in the Australian Open so far. Some things were predictable like Andy Roddick's Choke job in the 3rd round followed by him acting like a drama queen. I love the guy's insane serve, but he is the Dan Marino of Tennis. He's always near the top, but he can never win the big one. Two days ago featured one of the most exhiliarating 24 hours of matches that I can remember, with heavily favored #1 seed Federer coming within a couple breaks of falling to an unseeded Croat named Tipsarovic. That match lasted 4 and a half hours, and then directly following that was the latest start (and finish) in Aussie Open History at 15 minutes shy of 5 hours between Home Favorite Lleyton Hewitt (who has a ridiculously hot wife and kind of attractive...yet kind of scary body builder sister) and Marcos Baghdatis. My boy Hewitt prevailed in a thriller, only to be downed by 3rd seeded Djokovic in the Round of 16. This field has been the most talented I can remember in recent history and the Quarters are set up to be legendary. This field is also chock full of the most hot female tennis players that I can ever remember. Two of the best are out (Vaidisova, pictured a few days ago by Young Swole, and Kirilenko...no relation to the Utah Jazz Forward who's wife lets him cheat on her once a year) and 2 are still alive (Sharapova and Ivanovic pictured in this post). The Williams sisters are both still alive and could set themselves up to play in the finals...although they have quite a gauntlet yet to overcome. Below are Swole and my Quarterfinals picks, we will make more picks as the days go on so stay tuned.


Young Knuckler's Quarterfinal Picks

Men's Singles
Federer over Blake
Ferrer over Djokovic
Youzhny over Tsonga
Nadal over Nieminen
Women's Singles
Henin over Sharapova
S. Williams over Jankovic
Ivanovic over V. Williams
Hantuchova over Radwanska

Young Swole's Quarterfinal Picks

Men's Singles
Federer over Blake
Djokovic over Ferrer
Tsonga over Youzhny
Nadal over Nieminen
Women's Singles
Henin over Sharapova
S. Williams over Jankovic
V. Williams over Ivanovic
Hantuchova over Radwanska

4 comments:

Young Cicero said...

good call on henin you tards.

Young Knuckleballer said...

Cicero, did you even know the Aussie Open was being played right now...I guess I don't have much room to talk considering I went 1-3 yesterday

Young Por 'que said...

I'm glad I didn't take the advice from these fools...

Young Cicero said...

ive probably forgotten more about tennis than you will ever know.