Wimbledon 2011 Semifinal Live Blog: Novak Djokovic vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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Wimbledon 2011 Semifinal Live Blog: Novak Djokovic vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
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Wimbledon 2011. Men's Semifinals. One final live blog.


The slate:

Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)

followed by

Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Andy Murray (GBR).


Predictions:

With a win today, Djokovic takes over the world No. 1 ranking, but Tsonga holds a 5-2 lifetime lead over his Serbian counterpart. Djokovic has the best service return in the game, and Tsonga has the best serve remaining in the tournament. Who will neutralize whom?

I'm taking Tsonga in five. It doesn't feel like it's time for Djokovic to be No. 1. Maybe next year.

ESPN's anchors will have you believe that Great Britain hasn't had a champion at Wimbledon since dinosaurs roamed Pangea. Murray is the newest Great "British" Hope, but he's playing He Who Refuses To Lose To Andy Murray.

Sorry, gents. Nadal in four.

All right, let's do it to it.

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