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Wimbledon 2014 Days #10 & 11
My 'predicting' was much better yesterday than on Wednesday as my 'score' was three out of four.

I correctly called both winners and that Petra Kvitova's match would be in straight sets. My only incorrect call was that the second ladies' semi would go to three sets, whereas it was over in two. The runner up injured her ankle very early on in the match and it certainly seemed to have an impact on her movement - whether that was a factor though or not, I couldn't say.

So today beings up men's semi finals and it's being called as 'the old guard' vs. 'the new guard' - which in terms of years on the tour, experience and age (in tennis terms) is true.

What I would like to see happen and what I think will happen are polar opposites. I would like Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic to win (both are the new guard). However, I predict that in reality Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will both win through.

What I really don't want to see if one of the 'new guard' and one of the 'old guard' get through because I think that will lead to a very one-sided final. Having said that, I'm not the sure the 'youth of today' have the same nerves as the 'youth of yesterday' had; certainly that didn't seem to be a factor in the semis here or in the French Open - but a final is somewhat different.

So my predictions are for both matches to go the distance or at least be four sets and for Djokovic and Federer to prevail.

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caffyolay From: caffyolay Date: 4th July 2014 10:19 (UTC) (Link)
It will be *so* interesting to see today. *FC* for Dimitrov!
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 4th July 2014 10:44 (UTC) (Link)
It really will be *g*

*Joins in FC'ing*
plutos_revenge From: plutos_revenge Date: 4th July 2014 12:01 (UTC) (Link)
My fingers & toes are already cramped from crossing them for Dimi. I'm torn over the second SF though because I would dearly love the old man to win one last slam BUT I do also desperately want to see some new names on the trophies *wibbles*

If only JWT had followed our carefully thought out plan for this year's slams *pokes him*
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 4th July 2014 12:09 (UTC) (Link)
Poor fingers and toes *g* Me too though. I thought you'd be torn *Helps stick you back together*

I know *Pokes him*
lonelywalker From: lonelywalker Date: 4th July 2014 12:14 (UTC) (Link)
I'd like to see Fed win, but Raonic's serving was terrifying against Kyrgios. It'll be interesting to see if the more experienced Federer will have a better chance.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 4th July 2014 14:16 (UTC) (Link)
I didn't see Raonic vs. Kyrgios, but I still think Federer will win the match - he does have the experience.
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