You Pick the Winner!!

You pick the match! Write down (in the comment section) who you think will be the winner and the score, and the person who gets the closest will win a Bollettieri Prize Pack!!

James Blake (USA) vs. Fabrice Santoro (FRA)

Blake had a nice second round win over Andreas Seppi 7-5, 6-3. Blake has had decent success here in the past, as he reached the quarters in 2005 before falling to Federer in straight sets.

At the age of 35, Santoro is still going strong. He pulled off a three-set upset in the second round, defeating Ivan Ljubicic and is always a scary opponent. This is the second straight year Santoro has reached the third round, with his best result coming in 2001 when he reached the fourth round.

Match up:

This is a rematch from the 2007 US Open, when Blake defeated Santaro in a classic five-setter. In fact, it was Blake’s first career five-set victory! Blake will have the American crowd behind him, but their will be plenty of people rooting for the 35-year old crafty veteran. Santoro is going to chip, dink, dunk and do everything he can to fluster Blake. His unorthodox style of hitting with two-hands from both sides can frustrate players to death, and no doubt this will be a challenge fro Blake. The longer this match goes, the more it favors Santoro so Blake needs to get this over quickly.

Nick’s PickYou pick the match! Write down (in the comment section) who you think will be the winner and the score, and the person who gets the closest will win a Bollettieri Prize Pack!!

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~ by Nick's Picks on March 29, 2008.

15 Responses to “You Pick the Winner!!”

  1. Blake: 6-3, 7-5

  2. Blake to win: 3-6, 6-4, 7-6

  3. Blake: 6-4, 5-7, 7-5

  4. James Blake 7-6, 6-3

  5. Santoro: 4-6 6-4 7-5

  6. Hard to pick… Fabrice is such a fighter and his game is so unpredicable. If they hadn’t meet before, I would have gave Fabrice winner. But with his victory at the US Open, I would gave Blake winner 7/6 7/5

  7. Blake 7:6 6:3

  8. The match will be tight. Blake in 3 sets. 3-6,6-4, 7-5.

  9. Keep the picks coming, the match isn’t until later today!!

  10. Blake is going to have to force the issue in this match, because Santoro will use every trick he has. I see Blake winning 6-4, 6-3

  11. So far it looks like Blake is the favorite! I hope Santoro doesn’t see this otherwise he may pull another trick out of his bag!

  12. james blake 6/4 7/5

  13. Blake 6-3 6-2

  14. and here we go for the third set… i’m already wrong … :)))

  15. Looks like our winner is Gina! Stay tuned for more contests throughout the tournament!!

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