Wimbledon 2012: TK's Day 6 Picks
Yet another exciting day has finished at Wimbledon, and there was almost another huge upset on the men's side. Who would've thought Rafael Nadal would lose and Roger Federer would almost lose in the second round?
That gets me even more excited for the rest of the tournament. Could more huge upsets be on the horizon? I picked a few small upsets of my own yesterday, and they came true. That helped me to a 9-1 record on the day and a 34-16 record for the tournament.
Here are my picks for Saturday's matches.
No. 6 Serena Williams vs. Jie Zheng
This will probably be Williams' toughest match so far in the tournament. However, I still think she'll pull through.
Winner: Williams in two sets
No. 7 David Ferrer vs. No. 30 Andy Roddick
A Roddick win would be an upset. Of course, he's a much better grass-court player, and he beat Ferrer at the U.S. Open last year. I like Roddick's chances.
Winner: Roddick in four sets
The home crowd will be fired up for this match. Baghdatis is always entertaining and will certainly put up a fight. The big question is: will Murray feel the pressure of being the favorite to get to the final?
Winner: Murray in three sets
Varvara Lepchenko vs. No. 4 Petra Kvitova
Lepchenko hasn't looked overly impressive so far, but she won her first two matches here. She's certainly a dangerous opponent for Kvitova.
Winner: Kvitova in two sets
No. 19 Kei Nishikori vs. No. 9 Juan Martin del Potro
Nishikori is a scrappy player who will give everything he has in this match. Del Potro will need to rely on his big serve to pull this one out.
Winner: Del Potro in four sets
No. 14 Ana Ivanovic vs. No. 22 Julia Georges
This should be an excellent match. Both have looked pretty solid so far this tournament, but only one will advance to the fourth round.
Winner: Ivanovic in three sets
No. 16 Marin Cilic vs. Sam Querrey
Querrey is coming off a tough match against Milos Raonic, which he had to finish on Friday. The edge should be with Cilic, but I'm going with the guy with the momentum.
Winner: Querrey in four sets
Yaroslava Shvedova vs. No. 10 Sara Errani
Isn't it time for Errani to come down off the high of being a French finalist? Shvedova is a big hitter who has been playing well lately.
Winner: Shvedova in three sets
David Goffin vs. No. 10 Mardy Fish
Fish has struggled and has looked very beatable so far. Goffin has been on a roll since the French Open. However, I like the way Fish is getting out his matches.
Winner: Fish in four sets
Klara Zakopalova vs. No. 24 Francesca Schiavone
Zakopalova gave No. 1 Maria Sharapova a fight in the French Open, showing that she's a dangerous opponent. Schiavone has never done well on the grass at Wimbledon.
Winner: Zakopalova in three sets
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