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Wimbledon 2012: TK's Day 12 Picks

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a backhand shot during his Gentlemen's Singles quarter final match against Florian Mayer of Germany on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Tommy KeelerCorrespondent IIIJuly 5, 2012

We're now down to the Final Four of Wimbledon on the men's side. Two great semifinals are ahead on Friday. While one could easily be the final, the other should have lots of intrigue and drama.

I think both of these matches could be classics, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the roof get used, simply because the matches take so long.

So, if you have a day off, like I do, sit back and enjoy the matches.

I predicted both of the women's semifinals correctly to bring my tournament total to 57-23. Now here's my look at the two men's semifinals.


No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 3 Roger Federer

These two have had a habit of playing five-setters in Grand Slams over the years, this French Open semi being one of the exceptions. Interestingly, they've never met on grass.

Will playing on grass give Federer a better chance? I don't think it will hurt. They are both playing really well right now, and I think whoever wins this match will win the title. I expect it to go the distance, but I think Djokovic will have a little more game when it counts the most.

Winner: Djokovic in five sets


No. 4 Andy Murray vs. No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Neither player has won a major, but they have both made it to finals before. They're probably the two best players on tour who haven't won a major, and one of them will get another opportunity.

They both have played well on grass over the years, and I think both are playing well right now. Murray has the added pressure of the whole country expecting him to win. He also has the home crowd cheering him on.

Winner: Murray in five sets

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