Saturday, May 27, 2006

Nice Arms to Rule at the French!

Here we are, with Roland Garros upon us! The 2nd, rowdiest Slam of the year and also the only Slam where some upsets and surprises can actually happen. At least in the past, they have. This year, however, may be pretty by the book. Nadal will win and will beat Federer in the finals, shocking!

As for the ladies (and isn't tennis really all about the ladies), we have a very bottom heavy draw. So let's start with the top. Amelie, at No.1, seems to be sitting pretty for the first week. A likely quarterfinal matchup will be Amelie vs. Patty Schnyder (7). Patty may have to play Venus(11) first, provided old V can get there. I am thinking she will be sloppy and out sooner. Amelie will easily handle Ms. Schnyder. The second quarter of the draw is relatively weak, with non-clay court Sharapovs the highest seed at #4. I can see her making it to the round of 16, but will then fall to Dinara Safina (14), who I am even going to peg to make it through this quarter, beating either Schiavone or Kutzy in the quarters.

The bottom half is full of the favorites, however, with bitchy and Australian Open final whiner and quitter, Justine Henin-Hardenne (5), unfortunately the player to beat this year. Clijsters (2) will do well, but ultimately a non-component. A rejuvenated and surprisingly likable Hingis (12) can go as far as she likes in the tourney, but my heart is with Nadia "one point at a time" Petrova (3) to do well...very well. JHH and Nadia will storm to a quarterfinal bitch of a match, that will probably be the year's de-facto final. The final quarter has Hingis trouncing everyone including Elena "Mc-NoServe" Dementieva (6), and Clijsters scrambling to make it to the quarters, but falling to Hingis.

Mauresmo v. Schnyder
Safina v. Schiavone
JHH v. Petrova
Hingis v. Clijsters

Mauresmo v. Safina
Petrova v. Hingis (a good 3 setter!)

Mauresmo v. Petrova
Petrova has a great record against Mauresmo, but Mauresmo will be fighting for everything....EVERYTHING! She has a ton to prove here.


The Pot's Update:

Nice arms weren't enough for Nadia Petrova as she was ousted in the first round of the French Open. Don'te feel bad Kettle, America's sweetheart Andy Roddick is also out, although he supposebly withdrew because of an injury. Hopefully these early exits will give each of them time to find their mojo's and give Andy some more time to work on his blog.

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Nice arms, nice guns and killer shoulders too.

Not to mention abs, thighs... ok, enough before the blog takes an unnecessary turn into the redundant spaces of gay eroticism.

Nice blog space, guys.
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