I’m a day late but this still counts right? I suspect it will be a repeat of 2009!
Semifinals: 1 Sharapova vs. 3 Radwanska and 6 Serena Williams vs. 2 Azarenka
Final: 1 Sharapova vs. 6 Serena Williams
Champion: 6 Serena Williams
Semifinals: 1 Djokovic vs. 3 Federer and 2 Nadal vs. 4 Murray
Final: 3 Federer vs. 2 Nadal
Champion: 3 Federer
It has been a long time in the making but I am excited to finally tell my friends that I will be the Social Media Consultant for Arthur Ashe Kids Day, a CBS televised event in conjunction with the U.S. Open tennis tournament!
From now through September I will be doing tons of behind-the-scenes work for Arthur Ashe Kids Day! We have some incredible announcements coming over the next couple of months so if you’re a tennis fan be sure to follow @AAKidsDay on Twitter and Facebook! It’s going to be so fun! #DreamJob
If you couldn’t tell, I’m sort of in to tennis. Both playing and professional, I live for it.
Gustavo Kuerten was the surprise winner of the French Open in 1997 and followed it up with 2 more titles in 2000 and 2001.
He sat down with the Tennis Channel and for 8 minutes talked about the death of his father, his handicapped brother, and helping underpriveleged children have a dream – all with a smile on his face. It was 8 minutes of pure beauty. Even if you aren’t a fan of tennis, listen to what he has to say. Happy weekend.
Unfortunately, WordPress still won’t let me embed videos (WHY!?!?!?) so click here to watch the interview.
I can’t believe it’s time for the second grand slam of the year! I feel like the Australian Open just ended! Nevertheless, the pros are in Paris about to start the grandest fight to the finish on terre battue.
So who do I think will win this year’s Roland Garros championships? I’m going with Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal. Serena won 2 clay tournaments and was on her way to a third before she withdrew from Rome with a back injury. Sharapova has done the same this year, but I give the edge to Serena since she did beat her in Madrid.
Rafael Nadal is back to the same ol’ grind winning almost every match on clay leading up to the French. It will be a tough one between him and Djokovic, but Nadal is the King of Clay. Something will have to go haywire for him to not clench his 7th French Open title and 11th Grand Slam overall.
Based on the draws here is what I think the semifinals, finals, and championship matches will look like:
Semifinals: 1 Azarenka vs. 3 Radwanska & 14 Schiavone vs. 5 S. Williams
Finals: 3 Radwanska vs. 5 S. Williams
2012 French Open Women’s Singles Champion: 5 Serena Williams
Semifinals: 1 Djokovic vs. 3 Federer & 2 Nadal vs. 6 Ferrer
Finals: 3 Federer vs. 2 Nadal
2012 French Open Men’s Single Champion: 2 Rafael Nadal
What are your picks for this year’s French Open? Tweet me @jthrasher and let me know!
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OH MY GOSH! This is so exciting!!!!!!
It has just been announced that the men’s semifinals, and men’s and women’s finals will be broadcasted in 3D at 3D capable movie theaters all over the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ARE YOU JOKING!?!?!?!?!
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be sitting in a movie theatre with 3D glasses watching Wimbledon! It may even be better than
Well there isn’t a ton of drama heading in to this year’s Australian Open, which begins on Monday. On the women’s side Serena Williams is still absent from the game (nursing a foot injury from July), one of my favorites Elena Dementieva retired in November, and Li Na just beat Clijsters in Sydney to win the title.
On the men’s side, the top 100 players are entered, Nadal is looking to be the first man in 42 years to hold all four grand slams at once, and Roger Federer is now 30 – usually the beginning of the end in players past. With all of this considered, including the draw, here are my semis, finals, and champions for the 2011 Australian Open:
Semis: 11 Henin vs. 9 Li and 3 Clijsters vs. 2 Zvonareva
Final: 9 Li vs. 3 Clijsters
Champion: 9 Li
It’s a bit of a long shot for Li to win a slam considering she never has, and she’d have to beat Aussie favorite, and U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters to do it probably. However, Li just beat Clijsters today to win in Sydney. Maybe Clijsters is a little more fatigued than usual? Either way I expect Li to make a deep run.
Semis: 1 Nadal vs 4 Soderling and 4 Djokovic vs. 2 Federer
Final: 1 Nadal vs. 2 Djokovic
Champion: 1 Nadal
I really went back and forth about putting Djokovic or Federer in the final, but am thinking that with an aging Federer and a vengeful Djokovic, maybe Djokovic could win. Djokovic has beaten Federer before so it’s not a long-shot really. I just hope that Nadal is over his recent flu that derailed him 2 weeks ago. It would be amazing to see him hit yet another career record!
Okay I have a WHOLLLLEEE new respect for Lil Wayne! From jail, Lil Wayne wrote a hand-written letter to Sports Illustrated talking about his love for the sport of tennis, and who he thinks will win the U.S. Open this year.
Besides the fact he spelled “trying” as “trien,” we actually have a lot in common. Not only do we both love tennis and grillz on our teef, but we both predicted that Rafael Nadal would win the U.S. Open this year.
My favorite “sentence” is
“And by the way, I’m giving the edge to Clijsters in the women’s singles due to Serena’s right foot.”