Ah, predictions, they don't last very long do they?
Right to business I go:
Hewitt vs. Stepanek
Back to back five-set marathons against sub-par opponents (Grass being Ferrer's weakest surface), so I think Hewitt wins. No surprise but what am I going to say?
Berdych vs. Roddick
I picked the Czech at the beginning of the tournament to make the final, and no he hasn't disappointed me thus far.
Murray vs. Wawrinka
There's just no way Murray loses this early, too much momentum, and Wawrinka has already reached the level he did last year.
Simon vs. Ferrero
Simon is a rising star and 2009 keeps getting better. Ferrero was pushed by Gonzalez and is in decline, but I can't see the miracle quarterfinal berth from him here.
Andreev vs. Haas
Andreev needs to make that push to get over the hill. I see it coming here against a questionable Haas.
Sela vs. Djokovic
Surprise? I have seen nothing from Djokovic to indicate he's going to want it more.
Verdasco vs. Karlovic
I find it amazing Karlovic has made it this far, so I'm waiting for the bubble to burst.
Federer vs. Soderling
No, just no. I cannot see Federer's streak of a lifetime (semi-final appearances) be broken by Soderling, playing Giant Killer isn't a full time role.
Enjoy the round of 16 everybody.
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