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History Will Be Made At Wimbledon
When the Wimbledon 2012 brackets were released, the popular picks for the champion on the men's side were the game's top two players: Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal. Although both of those players are always safe picks for any Grand Slam tournament, this year's Wimbledon offered all sorts of drama. That drama started with Nadal going out in the second round to a player whose name this sports writer still can't remember, only to have that stunner followed up with 2:1 underdog Roger Federer knocking off the world's best in Djokovic during the semi-finals. Calling Federer an underdog is sort of like saying Kate Upton is just alright looking, but the 2:1 odds were rightfully placed considering how well Djokovic has been playing tennis lately. Not to mention, Djokovic had owned Federer in recent match-ups. With Federer now having his place in the finals secured and Andy Murray on track to do so as well, the tennis enthusiasts at GPS Tracker Shop will offer their prediction on who will win Wimbledon 2012.
There really isn't anything a person can say bad about Roger Federer. He has won more Grand Slam titles than any male player ever to step foot on a tennis court. He has ice water running through veins. His sheer presence on the court is intimidating to his opponents. He is arguably the best player to ever play the game of tennis. Oh yeah, and his best surface has been the grass at Wimbledon. Regardless of the outcome this weekend, tennis fans can be guaranteed a spectacular match because Federer does not roll over for any opponent, especially in a Grand Slam tournament, and especially not at Wimbledon. The odds-makers will undoubtedly place Federer as a slight favorite, but Murray will also undoubtedly be his toughest opponent so far this tournament.
Murray has youthful legs and immense level of skills. However, he also routinely becomes frustrated on the court, being his own worst enemy in many of the real tough matches. Come Sunday, there will be no match bigger for Murray who will certainly be carrying the weight of a nation on his shoulders. No player from England has won a Grand Slam title since the Depression-era, and every news reporter who interviews Murray makes certain he is aware of this fact. Murray has made the finals twice at the Australian Open and once at the U.S. Open, but has ran out of gas once he reached the biggest stage. At Wimbledon this will not be an issue, as the entire arena overlooking center court will be cheering loudly for the man born in Scotland who now calls London his home. The match-up against Federer is favorable for Murray, but Andy will have to show the mental resolve and toughness required to win a huge match with the whole world watching.
Roger Federer is the greatest player in the history of tennis, and he loves playing at Wimbledon. However, this sports writer believes that the mental and emotional drain of playing and beating Djokovic will take its toll. Especially, when the crowd, which normally pulls hard for Federer, will be rooting for Murray. Murray has paid his dues, and if there is one guy on tour who deserves a major title it is Andy. Sunday, Murray will accomplish his goal, ending the drought of an English player not winning a major.
Murray in 4 sets