Tennis’ greatest tournament will be starting next week and the much awaited draw for a tournament described as the World Cup / Super Bowl of Tennis is out. The big picture has Murray in Djokovic’s half with Federer and Nadal in the bottom half.
Here’s a quick look at the path of the Big 4 to the semis :
Novak Djokovic: Possibly the toughest of the draw among the top 4 (along with Nadal). His path to the semis includes Golubev, Stepanek, Pospisil, Tsonga, Berdych.
Andy Murray : I don’t think Murray could have asked for a better draw. Has a tricky opener against Goffin, but things look good from then on. Bautista-Agut and Fognini are his biggest dangers before the quarters. With Dimitrov/Ferrer as likely opponents in quarters, this has to be the easiest section of the draws.
Roger Federer: At this stage of his career there are no easy draws for Federer, but he should be feeling good about his path here. He has Stan Wawrinka in his quarter and things could get dangerous if Janowicz finds form, but as things stand Federer’s biggest challenge could be in the 2nd round against Mueller or Bennetau!
Rafael Nadal : Rafael Nadal comes with a 1-3 record in his last 4 matches on grass and the draw has not been kind to him, one must say. With a path the could possibly read (Klizan/Rosol/Karlovic/Gasquet/Raonic) he reall has his task cut out!
Who is your early pick for the champion, amigos?
–Prakash Potukuchi [ aka Roger Laver is the founder of Sportz Cosmos. He tweets here.]
2 thoughts on “Wimbledon 2014: Quick Takeaways from the draw”
Novak is my bet right now
This draw is easy for Federer for sure. i think 2 of the top 4 seeds will fail to reach the semis. Which two? Now, that’s a tough question!