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!
Also, for the latest scores and updates on Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova, follow the Twitter accounts below:
This is quite possibly the coolest thing I have ever seen so far in my life! The construction of a 400 foot tower to be built over the London skyline has been proposed for the 2012 Olympics. This ‘cloud’ they are calling it, will ‘float’ above both the Olympic stadium and the city itself. The bubbles of the cloud, which all interconnect and can be used as observation decks, have digital LCD displays on the outside that can relay such information as scores and results of the Olympic games, as well as photos and videos.
The coolest part of this project could come after the games are over, when the cloud’s displays could be used to relay the city’s mood (using Google searches):
“We could provide a custom feed of… searches made by Londoners during the Olympics to give a real time ‘barometer’ of the city’s interests and mood,” said Google, one of the supporters of the project, which has also offered to provide the information feeds.
I could totally see Twitter being a part of this as well. Or seeing certain parts of the cloud change based on the mood of the city. This concept could be viral in other cities in the world and create some very artistic forms of architectural expression.
Here is the official video of the proposal:
The mayor of London has yet to decide on a design, but I am really hoping he chooses this one. I have every intention of going to London for the Olympics in 2012, so maybe I’ll get a chance to float in the cloud!
Check out the project’s official Twitter here: http://twitter.com/raisingthecloud and their official website here: http://www.raisingthecloud.org
Here is a photo I found on obamaicon.me , a site where you can turn your own picture in to the famous Obama poster. I tried it but couldn’t find one I liked. Maybe I’ll do it again later.
I’m just starting to get in to the whole speculation that the world will either end or become something more amazing on December 21, 2012. Meanwhile, Sony and Columbia Pictures were busy making a movie about it all.
I follow SonyPictures on Twitter, and received an update to check out the trailer for 2012 and let them know what I think.
In short, it’s amazing.
Click here to check out the trailer, and make sure you watch it in at least 720p. You won’t regret it!