Friday, January 25, 2008

Kangaroo Open Finals Picks

Swole and Knuckler have been following every match of the Australian Open and it's been an oustanding tournament thus far.

In the semis, Swole got 3 out of 4 correct and Knuckler went 2 for 4. Knuckler missed the Djokovic/Federer match, a match which ESPN calls a monster upset, however, Djokovic (pictured left) has been playing at Federer's level the entire Open, while also ranked 3rd in the world, so I wouldn't really call this an upset. We both missed the Tsonga over Nadal match (analysis of that can be seen in my post from yesterday).

Here are the finals picks where I can hopefully pick up some ground on the Swole one.

Young Knuckler

Men's Bracket
Djokovic over Tsonga

Women's Bracket
Ivanovic over Sharapova

Young Swole

Men's Bracket
Djokovic over Tsonga

Women's Bracket
Sharapova over Ivanovic


Young Taco Maker said...

this has been a sweet tournament. tsonga looks like a damn rugby player!

Young Cicero said...

Actually Young Knuckles, I would call any federer loss an upset.

Young Por 'que said...

I'm not the tennis expert that you guys are by any means, but I agree... I think anytime Federer loses and it is not on clay is an upset. 9 straight GS finals speaks for itself.

Young Knuckleballer said...

If you guys had been following, you would have noticed that Federer has been extremely vulnerable in multiple matches. He was a couple break away from losing to an unseeded Croatian named Tipsarovic. While Federer is number 1, Djokovic is number 3, which means that he's still a baller. While, Djokovic doesn't have the name recognition that Federer does, he has been playing better than Roger over the past week and a half. The Proof is in the numbers, Djokovic hasn't dropped a set in the entrie Aussie Open.