The 2013 Wimbledon championships are coming to a close. Things have been unpredictable to say the least, but the roller coaster ride is almost over. What's left of the tournament can be seen on ESPN and ESPN 3. The Wimbledon TV schedule for this weekend can be found by following this ESPN link.
Top seeds have fallen at an alarming pace. All of the upsets have produced interesting dynamics in both the men and women's draw.
The women's final may lack major star power, but the matchup of Sabine Lisicki and Marion Bartoli is still interesting.
We could be witnessing Lisicki turning the corner in her career. The 23-year-old German reached the semifinals in 2011, but she came as the 23rd seed this year. She has defeated world No. 1 Serena Williams and No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska to earn her place in the finals.
Because Lisicki is still so young, she could be set to make a run into the upper echelon of female players. Capturing the title would go a long way toward helping Lisicki reach that status.
As for the men's draw, a final that pits No. 1 Novak Djokovic against No. 2 Andy Murray could mask the effect early upsets had on the brackets. However, Murray and Djokovic have potentially difficult assignments in front of them in the semifinals.
Djokovic will have to deal with No. 8 seed Juan Martin del Potro. JMDP hasn't dropped a set yet en route to the semifinals. This could be the year he takes his play back to the level it reached in 2009 when he won the U.S. Open.
Murray will face 6'8" serve-and-volley monster Jerzy Janowicz. Murray had to show amazing grit just to reach the semifinals. He had to overcome a two-set deficit to rally and defeat Fernando Verdasco in the quarterfinals.
A Janowicz-Del Potro final could be a glimpse into the next great tennis rivalry on the men's side. Janowicz is just 22 years old, and Del Potro is 24 years old. If both can make this Wimbledon the beginning of their era of consistent contention in Grand Slam events, they are sure to meet regularly over the next few years.
If the top seeds fall in the men's draw as they have in the women's, this could be one of the most bizarre—yet fun—final Wimbledon weekends in history.
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