Big Clash Ahead at the Wimbledon SFs
So the SFs are set, with Federer-Djokovic and Tsonga-Murray contesting for spots in the final. The Muzz-Ferru QF was one of the best matches this year, as Ferru put in a very strong performance despite a losing effort.
That match gave me a chance to watch Muzz (I normally find Muzz too exhausting to watch), and I have a strange feeling about him this year. I feel like Muzz might win his coveted maiden Grand Slam this time. Does this mean I’ve become a Muzz fan? (Since step 1 of being a Muzz fan is getting your hopes up that he will win a Slam). Maybe I just need to catch up on sleep.
Either way, Muzz has now equalled Tim Henman’s SF appearances at Slams. There’s clearly a lot of pressure on his shoulders, judging from the grilling he received in his post-match presser. As for Tsonga, he’s reached his 2nd straight SF at Wimby, all without a coach by his side. I would never have predicted that. Whether Tsonga, the “smiling assassin,” will be able to unleash his happy fusillade of shots against home favorite Muzz … that is the question.
As for Fed-Novak, I am afraid to offer any opinion whatsoever, given the way Fed lost his momentum against Novak at the RG SF. So instead, here is an adorable clip of Fed’s twin daughters cheering him on during his QF win over Youzhny (via TheSlice.com):
It’s true what they say — daughters who look like their fathers are the cutest daughters ever (it will probably be intimidating for the men who marry said daughters in the future though ;)) Youzhny’s coach Boris Sobkin makes a surprise appearance at 0:26, wearing a bright green shirt under his white cover-up.
The ITF Olympics Tennis Book is a Hit
The ITF released its Olympics book, featuring tennis players holding photos of themselves as children.
DelPo’s crystal ball featuring a childish gambino is clearly the best photo of the bunch. Clearly 🙂 I wonder if they sell the crystal ball DelPo’s carrying in his hands, because I have many questions I’d like to ask the fortune-telling crystal ball. There are many more photos of the tennis players, including Ferru, Fed, Rafa, Kvitova and Kim Clijsters at the Fue Buena site. Observe and enjoy!