Wimbledon 2010 - Week Two

It is summer time in England. And The Wimbledon is in progress at the All England Club since last week.

Usually the championships get the highest attention in its two weeks. This year is slightly different, with the Football World Cup 2010 in progress in South Africa. 

The Soccer World Cup has grabbed its share of eyeballs making the tennis championships a slightly less followed event this year.

But as the championships enter into the second week, this is bound to change.

The cream of the tennis champs are set to play at the All England Club in Week Two.

Have a look at the men's draw below.

In the men's draw, there are 13 seeded players in the last 16. This is set to make the game interesting.

You have the traditional favorites - Roger Frederer and Rafael Nadal - seeded first and second respectively.

Novak Djokovic and Lleyton Hewitt are to be engaged in an interesting Round of 16 match. You also have the tranditional challengers - Andy Murray, R. Soderling, Jo Tsonga and Roddick.

At this stage, it looks like Frederer will have a tougher road to the final. However, going by his form book, he should atleast progress to the semi finals without any sweat. 

Nadal can meet Soderling in the Quarter Finals, if both of them win their Round of 16 match. I think the winner of that match should make his way to the Final.

The bookmakers are favoring Frederer to win the Championships.

All in all it promises to be an interesting game going ahead.

The Women's draw is more evenly balanced.

In a battle royale, Maria Sharapova is to clash with her old nemesis Serena Williams in the round of 16. She has been playing well on grass this year and has the ability to upset Serena's applecart.

Caroline Wozniacki is very lucky at this stage. She has an easy draw ahead and if she plays to her talent, she should reach the semi finals.

You also have the old war horses Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin clashing in the Round of 16. Venus Williams also looks to be set to have an unhindered road to the semis, unless she faces an upset.

Serena Williams is the overwhelming favorite at this stage. But can Maria knock her out? We will know soon.

Finally, whom do I fancy to win the Championships this year?

Well, in the men's draw - it is Roger Frederer.

In the women's draw, it's Maria Sharapova.

Wimbledon 2010 - Week Two Wimbledon 2010 - Week Two Reviewed by Vyankatesh on Sunday, June 27, 2010 Rating: 5

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