Wimbledon 2012 Predictions: Upsets That Will Rock Men's Bracket
While the finals and champions of major events in men's tennis has been held almost exclusively by a three-man club lately, there are still plenty of upsets in every tournament.
Read on to see which one it will be, and two other nice upsets that will shake up the bracket.
Andy Roddick over David Ferrer in Third Round
Andy Roddick has not been playing his best tennis over the past year. This year he was ousted in the second round of the Australian Open and the first at the French Open.
However, he is fresh off of a tournament win, the grass courts at Wimbledon are well-suited to Roddick's huge serve and he has played some of his best tennis here.
Roddick is a guy that often provides his best results when little is expected of him, and he will prove it is too early to write him off with a solid run here.
These two have a long history, and have met four times since 2009. They have split those four matches, and they are almost always close contests when these two meet.
Roddick will outlast Ferrer and advance this time.
Richard Gasquet over Tomas Berdych in Third Round
These two are no strangers to each other. They have met six times in ATP events and four times since 2010.
They have split their six matches, but Berdych has won three of the last four, with Gasquet's one win in that stretch coming on clay.
Berdych has flirted with pushing with elite status, and he has been in a nice groove over the last couple of years. That said, he is just 1-1 in his two grass matches this year, and these two have never played on grass.
Gasquet knows where to attack Berdych, and I expect him to exploit that in this match as he catches Berdych in a little mini-slump.
Janko Tipsarevic over Roger Federer in Quarterfinals
I'm going out on a limb on this one as Tipsarevic has never beaten Federer, and there is little reason to suggest he will. In fact, he has won just two sets in their five matches.
That said, there is a first time for everything, and this will be the first time Tipsarevic takes down Fed.
Tipsarevic has been playing some solid tennis and has climbed to eighth in the world. He also has shown he can rise to the occasion against great players, and has twice beaten Novak Djokovic.
This is going to be a magical run for Tipsarevic. While I don't expect him to win the whole thing, he is definitely ready to make some noise.
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