The 2012 Wimbledon draws have finally been posted (click here for printable men’s draw). It looks like there will be some good matches deep in the draw. Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, and Murray have taken the top 4 seeds, where American Andy Roddick holds the final spot of the seeds at #30.
Looking through the 2012 Wimbledon draw
It looks like Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal would meet at the 2012 Wimbledon semifinals, that is, if both players can get through 5 matches without losing. Murray could face Andy Roddick or Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarterfinals, both players are very strong on grass, though Roddick has had a less than stellar year already. It’s unfortunate for Murray, to meet such a strong opponent like Rafa in the semifinals. Nadal owns Murray with 13 wins over the Brit; and Nadal has won all of their matches on grass (all played at Wimbledon).
Roger Federer will not face Novak Dokovic until the 2012 Wimbledon semifinals, though he will also face some stiff competition for the Swiss as well. Though I don’t foresee any threats for Federer in the early rounds of the 2012 Wimbledon championships. Djokovic has a pretty easy 2012 Wimbledon draw, where he will only face one potential struggle, he could face Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals. Berdych has only one win against the world #1, it just so happens that it was at Wimbledon in 2010, that was a straight sets victory for the Czech.
As far as other players making their marks at 2012 Wimbledon and have a deep run, are there any? I’m sure there will be some really great tennis matches, though I have very little confidence in any of these players to play well enough to make it beyond the fourth round. It sounds harsh, though the reality is, there is nobody consistently good enough to take down the likes of Nadal, Djokovic, or Federer. It’s just the way it is.
2012 Wimbledon semifinals potential matches
As you might have already guessed, the “big 3 +1” will more than likely meet in the 2012 Wimbledon semifinals. It looks as though Federer will meet Djokovic and Rafa will meet either Del Potro/Roddick or Murray. The bottom half of the 2012 Wimbledon draw’s semifinal matches are almost a toss up; though I have my money on seeing Del Potro face Rafael Nadal in the semi.
It is, however, hard to determine who will win 2012 Wimbledon, if I were to base it off of the most recent grass tournaments, I would not know where to begin. Rafa looked weak, Roger looked confident; everybody else is struggling to maintain a steady grass court pace.
What do you think? What do you foresee happening at 2012 Wimbledon?