With half of the Quarters already set (Djokovic/Tipsarevic & Federer/Tsonga), I'm not really going out on a limb to give a prediction on who I will think makes the semis and finals. But I do think there are some intriguing matchups and story lines still yet to be seen. Read more after the jump...
Remaining Round of 16:
Isner (28) v. Simon (12)- I honestly know nothing about Simon - and being that my current address reads USA - I'll side with the American (-105) to win in four sets using his big serve and 6'9'' frame to stomp all over the Frenchman.
Young v. Murray (4) - From a tennis perspective I want to see a good hard fought match from both players. Young will need to use his energy and swagger to have even the slightest chance of disrupting Murray's cool game. There's no way Young can put together three sets against Murray and the gambling gods agree as they have Murray at -1500. Murray will win this in straight sets and move on to face the Isner/Simon winner.
Ferrer (5) v. Roddick (21) - Damn, Andy Roddick is really the 21st ranked player in the world? Wow how the 'mighty' have fallen. I've long been a fan of A-Rod and his antics, but the more I think about it, the more it's likely because of his off court accomplishments (Mandy Moore and then made an excellent life decision to marry Brooklyn Decker) and less to do with his on court accomplishments. Either way, I'll be pulling for A-Rod (and Brooklyn) and will take him at +150 to beat Ferrer in a 5 set win.
Muller v. Nadal (2) - Nadal looks in the zone. If you don't believe me check out his "Ohh" Face in this post-match interview. Nadal - Oh Face
Nadal - 2000, include in a parlay.
Djokovic (1) v. Tipsarevic (20) - Djoker is the guy. He's played arguably the best one year of tennis in the history of the sport, and something tells me that fellow Serbian Janko Tipsarevic will not be able to derail the run that Novak has been on. Vegas agrees as they currently have Novak at -2500 which is absurd for a quarterfinal matchup in a Grand Slam. Novak in three sets.
Federer (3) v. Tsonga (11) - This is going to be closer than most people think. Federer has been in top form as he's cruised to this matchup virtually unblemished. Tsonga on the other hand just played a grueling 3 hr 45 min match with Mardy Fish (8) and had to use a ton of energy to make his come back. The extra day of rest (rain) could really help him, but I don't think that it will be enough as Federer will look to avenge his historic Wimbledon loss when Tsonga became the first player to come back from a 2-0 deficit against Federer. I'll take Federer at -260 to win in four entertaining sets.
Stay tuned for more predictions once the rain allows...