I’m sorry, but Andy Murray landing in Novak Djokovic’s quarter just isn’t right. Except that maybe it’s the tennis gods demanding a bit of payment out of Nole for his so often getting the cakewalk. But then again, given their recent records, I wouldn’t assume they both make the quarters anyway, especially with poor Mandy having to get through Tsonga first!
My first reaction on hearing about the Serena-Taylor matchup was, of course, “Poor Taylor,” but now I’m reconsidering that. Even after all else we’ve seen you can’t imagine Serena going down in the first, especially after doing so well in the US Open series, but at the same time, it doesn’t seem impossible. At the very least, I think Townsend’s got a good shot at taking her to three sets and having a match she can be proud of.
Though when it comes to which first-round match will provide the most drama, my money is on Berdych-Hewitt. Though Cilic-Baghdatis has potential too.